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thebreadfairy's picture

Bakery Recommendations

I am going to be visiting New York City this weekend. I would appreciate any recommendations for top bakeries for artisan breads in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Thanks for any help.

golgi70's picture

There are so many and NYC is so big but I'll list a few of my favorites before I moved to California.

Sullivan Street Bakery West Side of Manhattan has great bread and I think is the innovator of the no knead bread. 

Balthazar Bakery 80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012   

On Friday's they used to have a Valhrona Chocolate Bread that was worth stopping for on my way to class.  Amongst other fine bread/pastries.

If you don't mind paying the pretty penny I'd also check out Payard and have some pastries on the upper east side.  Tons of great stuff and bread as well. 

Bouchon Bakery as well.  

I'm sure there are tons more but I moved 6 years ago and Artisan Bread is on the "rise".  



LindyD's picture

Here's a link to this question asked just last month:

Use the TFL search bar and you'll have an abundance of suggestions.  I used the search term "NYC bakeries" and found 226 results.

Have a great visit!

thebreadfairy's picture

Thank you. I was hoping to get recommendations based on recent visits as places change so much over time.

LindyD's picture

Sullivan St. and Amy's have landmark status; their quality isn't going to change.  You could easily spend a day cruising around Eatalyny and Chelsea Market.    At least there's terrific public transportation and if you do any walking, you're bound to stumble upon a little bakery every few blocks.   Or a restaurant.  Lots of things to experience in NYC.  (Bronx)


thebreadfairy's picture

Wow, that's quite a list. Thanks so much for your help.

pkeibel's picture

Her's a list I've put together, mostly from a recent NY Mag article and the rest from collected wisdoms

Roberta - City White Loaf 261 Moore St., nr. Bogart St Bushwick, Bklyn 718-417-1118.

Nordic Breads - Finnish Ruis New Amsterdam Market kiosk to Whole Foods shelves

Hot Bread Kitchen - M’smen Boulud Sud 20 West 64th Street, New York, NY or at Hot Bread Kitchen’s Greenmarket stands

Runner and Stone - Buckwheat and Pear 285 Third Ave., nr. Carroll St. Gowanus, Bklyn

Roma - Sprouted Spelt 243 Dekalb Ave., nr. Vanderbilt Ave. Ft. Greene, Bklyn

Bien Cuit - Miche * 120 Smith St., nr. Dean St. ­Boerum Hill, Bklyn 718-852-0200

Sullivan St Bakery - Truccione Saré, Pizza Bianca & Pane Pugliese 533 W. 47th St., nr. Eleventh Ave NYC 212-265-5580

Épicerie Boulud - Pain Levain & Epi 1900 Broadway, at 64th St NYC 212-595-9606

Eataly - Focaccia 200 Fifth Ave., at 23rd St NYC 212-229-2560.

Scratchbread - Bourbon Wheat 1069 Bedford Ave., at Lexington Ave. Bedford-­Stuyvesant, Bklyn 917-868-6723

La Boulangerie - Baguette * 109-01 72nd Rd Forest Hills, Queens 347-644-5606

Vandaag - Red Ale Pumpernickel * Hay smoked white 103 Second Ave., at 6th St. NYC 212-253-0470.

Orwasher - Ultimate Whole Wheat 308 East 78th Street 212-288-6569


Balthazar - pain de siegle * 80 Spring St. (Btwn Broadway & Cosby Sts) 212-965-1785

Grandaisy - Ciabatta * 73 Sullivan Street New York, NY (212) 334-9435

Blue Ribbon Bakery - Pullman Loaf 35 Downing St. NYC 212-647-0408

Le Pain Quotidien - Pain au Levain * 100 Grand St New York, NY 10013 (212) 625-9009

Kossa - Bialys * 367 Grand St., nr. Essex St. NYC 212-473-4810

Sigmund Pretzel Shop * 29 Ave. B, nr. 3rd St. NYC 646-410-0333

Parisi Bakery - Semolina Hero Roll 198 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St. NYC 212-460-8750.

Peels - Buttermilk Biscuit 325 Bowery, at 2nd St. NYC 646-602-7015

Sun Vin - Steamed Buns 75 Mulberry St., nr. Bayard St. NYC 212-962-0382

Stellina - Grissini * 95 Allen St., nr. Delancey St. NYC 212-274-9595.

Pain D’Avignon - Ficelle * 120 Essex St., nr. Delancey St. NYC 212-673-4950

Paris - Sandwich Roll * 113 Mott St., nr. Hester St. 212-226-7221

Zucker Bakery - Challah 433 E. 9th St., nr. Ave. A NYC 646-559-8425.

Amy's Bread - Fennel Raisen Semolina 250 Bleecker Street, at Leroy Street 212-675-7802 75 Ninth Avenue * (Between 15th & 16th Streets) 212-462-4338 672 Ninth Avenue (Between 46th & 47th Streets) 212-977-2670

Kalustyan - Chapati 123 Lexington Ave., nr. 28th St. NYC 212-685-3451

Güllüoglu - Simit 982 Second Ave., at 52nd St. NYC 212-813-0500

Rock Hill Bakehouse - 8-Grain 3-Seed Bread Greenmarket

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Bagel Bomb

Krystal - Pan de Sal 902 Roosevelt Ave., nr. 69th St. Woodside, Queens 718-898-1900.

Tortilleria Nixtamal - Tortillas 104-05 47th Ave., nr. 104th St. Corona, Queens 718-699-2434

Royal Crown - Pagnotta 6512 Fourteenth Ave., nr. 65th St. Bensonhurst, Bklyn 718-234-1002

Taste of Georgia - Khachapuri 1637 E. 18th St., nr. Kings Hwy. Midwood, Bklyn 718-336-5556

Christie’s Jamaican Patties - Coco Bread 387 Flatbush Ave., nr. Sterling Pl. Prospect Heights, Bklyn 718-636-9746

Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop - Pita 195 Atlantic Ave., nr. Court St. Brooklyn Heights, Bklyn 718-625-7070

Almondine - Baguette 85 Water St., nr. Main St., Dumbo, Bklyn 718-797-5026

Mazzola Bakery - Lard Bread 192 Union St., at Henry St. Carroll Gardens, Bklyn 718-643-1719

Georgian Bread - Shoti 65 Neptune Ave., nr. Brighton 6th St. Brighton Beach, Bklyn 718-332-8082

New York Bread - Litovsky 2201 Neptune Ave., at W. 22nd St Coney Island, Bklyn 718-946-2246

thebreadfairy's picture

Overwhelming! I may have to extend my visit an extra day. Thanks.