Just back from a holiday trip to NYC. Met up with one of my sons who has baked at Bouchon, now owns his own small baking business and is VERY particular about bread. While book shopping at Kitchen Arts and Letters we hopped down a few blocks to Orwasher's Bakery. We were both VERY impressed. We bought several breads and so far they were the best breads we have had in NY. I was particularly impressed by the Levain Locale, a large miche at ~ 6 lb, made with locally grown grains. We also liked the pumpernickel - raisin - walnut ( good keeper too). But, the rest of the offerings were impressive.
So, if you are an artisan baker and know what good is, then do visit Orwasher's and don't make the mistake I made and buy only a modest amount. Buy a lot!
P.S. do buy a jelly donut with the filling put in after you buy it. Best jelly donut anywhere ... better than Planet Donut.