Our sweets are bites of childhood memories!
Zugar Haus was founded in 2009 by a lovely couple, Shay and Rich. In 2008, Shay reflected on her career path and decided to return to what she loves...food.
Shay remembered her time as a young art student at Fashion Institute of Technology and the countless hours she spent at coffee shops around NYC. During art classes, she would day-dream about opening a coffee shop of her own with an art gallery. Shay would scribble down shop names, ideas and cookie flavor combinations in her sketch books.
At this point, Shay began to reminisce about her childhood and how much of it was spent in the kitchen with family. With vivid memories of eating farmer’s spaetzle and homemade pâté tea sandwiches with her great aunt; or helping her great grandfather bottling sodas, sweet liquors and jam. This is where she learned about the sense of happiness and comfort; the sense of quality and care that went into its preparation.
With her sketch books in hand or as she calls them "her books of secrets," she decided to leap and not look back. Shay left the fashion industry and started Zugar Haus; a line of distinctive handmade artisan confections. She discovered her love of tropical fruits and flavors while living in Brazil and loves the complexity of incorporating them with traditional European family recipes.
As for Rich, he's quality control (guinea pig). He gets to taste every cookie, every biscotti and different flavor concepts. It's a hard job, but someone has to do it.
Oh, and maybe one day soon... that coffee shop will open.
Owner, Baker, Photography, Shipping
Hi... I blog, paint and sell cookies! I founded Zugar Haus, a line of distinctive hand-made artisan confections. Oh... and I love coffee and cold egg rolls for breakfast
We are passionate about great tasting food and we take pleasure in sharing it with others. Our mission is to incorporate aromatic culinary herbs, flowers and spices with traditional European family recipes. We want our customers to experience a modern twist to classic favorites.
We believe in making the most of flavors and go through great lengths to ensure that you will taste every freshly ground spice and aromatic flavor. So, our freshly baked confections are made in small batches with simply good and seasonal ingredients. We use premium chocolates, vanilla beans and spices. We also locally source farm fresh dairy, eggs, herbs and most of our fruits.
Sweets should be at its purest state – unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings, and preservatives. We are just committed to the essence of quality, freshness and taste. All of our artisan confections are all hand rolled, hand cut, and hand packaged; that means a bit of extra time and effort, but we know no other way!
Choose from our delicious everyday classic flavors like our spicy Mayan Chocolate Shortbread, Cinnamon Guava Shortbread to our Hibiscus Rose Marshmallows; or our seasonal specialties like Brown Sugar Pepita Sablés with Spiced Ganache, Chocolate Cassis Sablés with Raspberry Jam to our Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle.
Accepted payment methods
In the efforts of going green, we'd like to save some trees by eliminating a paper invoice with your order. However, if you would like one included, please let us know. All orders are confirmed with an email invoice.
If you need an order sooner, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate it.
Orders are shipped USPS Priority mail and delivers within 2 business days in most cases. Depending on geographic location, it might take upwards of 3 business days.
Due to the perishable nature of our products, we do not ship internationally.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item arrives damaged; unfortunately, we have no control over your package once it leaves our hands and facility. We pack our boxes as carefully as possible and cannot be held responsible for any lost, missing or damaged packages.
Although, we will work with you to determine an appropriate solution if your package arrives extremely damaged.
* Why do I see a refund on my paypal account?
If you paid excessive shipping costs, we will refund the difference automatically to your paypal account.
Additional policies and FAQs
chocolate, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, barley, rye, oats and seeds.
We do custom orders for events, parties and wedding favors, so please inquire.
Photographs taken by Shay Paquet. Please do not reproduce or use photos without permission.
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