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Best Brooklyn Bakery?

Pedro Mar 31, 2004 02:23 PM

Hi. I'm new to Brooklyn and enjoy shopping at local, independently run shops rather than the Key Food or Pathmark. I've found a butcher I like, Staubitz, but I'm on the hunt for a good bakery preferrably in the Park Slope, Fort Greene or Carrol Gardens areas. I think Uprising is decent, but I've heard there is better. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    bobjbkln Mar 31, 2004 02:38 PM

    Are you looking for bread or cakes/pastries?

    For bread check out the green markets at Borough Hall (Tuesday and Saturday) and Grand Army Plaza (Saturday). For rich southern style cakes try Cake Man Raven in Ft. Greene. For French and French American style tarts, pies and pastries try Marquet Patisserie both in Cobble Hill and Ft. Greene and Two Little Hens in South Park Slope.

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      Pedro Mar 31, 2004 03:15 PM

      Great thanks! I'm primarily looking for bread, but every now and then have a craving for pastries. I used to live on the Upper West Side and loved Silver Moon Bakery.

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        Anu Apr 2, 2004 11:44 AM

        Blue Apron (Union/7th) carries both Sullivan Street and Royal Crown. If the timing is right, they are pretty fresh (esp. on Saturday early afternoon). I buy my baguettes from the co-op (we get eli's, amy's and bread alone).
        In the slope, I never really enjoyed Delices very much. I do enjoy Two Little Red Hens. Ask for the cherry almond tart - FANTASTIC! Near Flatbush, Blue Sky is pretty hit or miss. Some things are fantastic and others (empanadas) are terrible. But most everything is always fresh. And they're really sweet people.

        Link: http://www.foodcoop.com

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        mjr_inthegardens Mar 31, 2004 04:09 PM

        Caputos bread bakery on Court Street is a good italian american bakery.

        For cakes and pastries, Court Street Bakery is good and also Sweet Melissa further up Court St nr blockbuster.


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          missmasala Apr 1, 2004 09:54 PM

          if you live near it, try the french country bread at caputo's bakery. not sullivan street bread, but not bad. also, the brookyln bread company (or something like that) further down court makes some royal crown breads. And tuller sells sullivan street bread, and staubitz sells amy's breads. personally, i find uprising way overpriced for what it is. I'll take the $1.80 french country loaf from caputo's over the $5.00 uprising breads any day.

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        breadman Mar 31, 2004 08:41 PM

        I don't know of a better bakery for bread than Uprising in the immediate area, but the best place for bread that I've tried in Brooklyn is an Italian bakery called Royal Crown at 14th Avenue and 65th Street

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          Mike R. Mar 31, 2004 09:31 PM

          You're so close to the Bridge that what makes good sense is an off-peak-hours ride to Sullivan Street Bakery in the City...all your baked desires will be looking at you. (Grab a slice of the celery root pizza!).

          That said, total concurrence on Royal Crown, Marquet Patisserie and let me toss in another here: Delices de Paris on 9th Street/5th Avenue in the Slope.

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            E Mar 31, 2004 10:31 PM

            Do they bake bread, Mike? I've run in for a croissant but never noticed. If so, just baguettes or other types as well?

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              rb Mar 31, 2004 11:55 PM

              Croissants and baguettes there are great (coffee too), but stay away from the cakes and pastries -- walk by at night when they're closed, and the display cases are full, it makes you wonder if they ever empty them... I once bought a pumpkin pie there that was completely frozen.

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                jen kalb Apr 1, 2004 08:26 AM

                I thnk their bread is terrible unless you like that cottony style for baguettes. I like buying the day old pastries in the bargain bin in the back.

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                  E Apr 2, 2004 03:24 PM

                  Went to Delices yesterday. Bought a grain-type peasant bread and a challah. The grain bread was gummy in the middle. The challah might have been day-old. I'll have to stick with the Greenmarkets.

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            monica Apr 1, 2004 03:45 PM

            Sweet Mellissa has wonderful scones...
            and I just read about a cool new place in Williamsburg, but I forgot the name... Anybody know it?

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