Brioche - where to find??
- Amy Ricupero
Hi chowhounds - I need help. I live across the river in Northern New Jersey and travel to Manhattan quite a bit for shows, restaurants, etc. However, I having a hard time finding bakeries that sells brioche. I think Payard sells them, but I'd like to know of other places. I prefer not to go downtown, 30's to the 70's would be OK. Thanks for your help. Oh, yes, where is the Little Red Hen bakery?
Any of the branches of Le Pain Quotidien (they are all over the city) will sell you a very nice small brioche (not a loaf, just a "single serving" size.) Their baguettes are excellent too, in my opinion some of the best in the city.
The locations are:
1131 Madison Avenue - New York, NY 10028 (between 84th and 85th street) - Phone: (212) 327 49 00
1336 First Avenue - New York, NY 10021 (between East 71st and 72nd street) - Phone: (212) 717 4800
833 Lexington Avenue - New York, NY 10021 (between 63rd and 64th street) - Phone: (212) 755 5810
50 West 72nd Street - New York, NY 10023 (between Colombus & Central park West) - Phone: (212) 712 9700
38 East 19th Street at ABC Carpet & Home (between Broadway & Park Ave) - Phone: (212) 673 7900
100 Grand Street - New York, NY 10013 (near corner of Mercer Street) - Phone: (212) 625 9009
Although I haven't had one in years, I remember the brioches at Chez Laurence patisserie (Madison/38th) being really good.
And Balthazar bakery makes nice orange-flavor brioches that are available at other outlets around town (such as the Corrado bakery in the Grand Central Station food hall).