When we heard the natural-dog-food gurus of Freshpet had taken their offerings mobile, we had new resolve to feed our four-legged family members the very best. From chicken-cordon-bleu biscuits to ginger-laced bonbons, these companies provide gourmet alternatives to giving a dog a bone:
The next time you pick up an Epi Baguette from Bouchon Bakery, stop by its case of savory pet treats. With foie-gras-and-bacon-enriched dog biscuits ($3), Thomas Keller's legendary boulangerie wins the prize for the most decadent way to reward your pup. 10 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center); 212-823-9966.
Tired of serving chemical-laden snacks to her adorable mutt, Bocce, Andrea Tovar took matters into her own hands. Her pup's namesake treats bakery features all-natural dog biscuits in fancy flavors like beef Bourguignon ($10 a bag). Score these tasty-enough-for-people treats at Whole Foods, Shake Shack and dog runs across the city. Follow Bocce's Bakery on Twitter to see where its treats-filled Biscuit Bike is parked.
Horatio Street's Dog Town Bites has a wide range of satisfied customers, from pit bulls to poodles. Its brilliant "Pill Popper" marzipans ($19 for 12 ounces) are filled with sweet carob powder and almond paste; Fido will never notice that heartworm pill you've slipped in the center. 61 Horatio St. (at Greenwich St.), Suite 1D; 877-GO-FETCH.