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Which bakeries to visit in NYC?

boule's picture

Which bakeries to visit in NYC?

I am an enthusiast who has been baking for a bit over a year now, mostly with sourdough. I started because the bread I tasted in France was so amazing and different to what I am used to in South Africa. I will be visiting New York City for a few days soon and I would like to visit any artisanal bakeries that would be willing to let me spend some time there to observe. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


bacjac's picture

When it comes to bread - Sullivan Street Bakery should be one of your priorities.
533 W 47th Street between 10th and 11 Aves. 


When Mark Bittman showcased Professor Jim Lahey's The Basic No-Knead Method online and on his show - I was amazed by the simplicity of his method and incredible results.  Enjoy your visit!

LindyD's picture

Try Amy's Bread in Chelsea.  Great neighborhood to explore.

Stop at Carnegie Deli for a slice of cheesecake.  They have great deli sandwiches, too, but if you have to make a choice, go for the cheesecake!

Have a wonderful visit to a great city.

strattor's picture

Try AQ Kafe near Columbus Circle. They do some really interesting breads in a Scandinavian vein.

I also really like Almondine in Brooklyn for baguettes and croissants

nbicomputers's picture

a 100 year old bread bakery with brick ovens and a 20 foot long peel to load the oven