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Bakeries in Westchester? Need a great loaf of bread

I am looking for a great bakery in westchester where I can get a fresh loaf of good bread.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Port Chester --- The Kneaded Dough on Main Street. All kinds of fresh baked breads, rolls and other items - all baked daily. It's great.

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    1. re: laylag

      I second this one. Kneaded bread is my favorite bakery anywhere within 15-20 miles.

    2. The Bread Factory on Division Street in New Rochelle. Same bread without the crowds.

      For good, not great, bread -- Neri in PortChester. Not sure of the street, but if you drive down Westchester Ave. towards Price Club and see a big grey building on your right, that's Neri. Good bread, and cheap.

      Oh, and J.J. Cassone in PortChester -- I think they sell to the public. Not sure at all what street they are on, though.

      1. Neri's is on Pearl Street, off of Westchester Avenue. If I recall, you can get a baker's dozen of rolls there for $1.

        JJ Cassone is Regent Street (also off of Westchester Avenue), across the street from Park Deli. Like their bread a lot, not expensive.

        1. The Bread Factory is good but very different from Kneaded Bread. BF has an old time taste which recalls neighborhood bakeries - but very well done unlike most neighborhood bakeries. It's top notch and I love their buttery chocolate chip loaf which somehow is both light and dense.

          Kneaded Bread is a contemporary artisan bakery. In my book, it can't be beat. The chocolate bread is yeasty, crusty and filled with pockets of rich dark chocolate - never too sweet. The chocolate cake (ya think I like chocolate?)is the best I've had, anywhere - truly. The frosting is butter. Butter with deep flavor, but butter. Its outrageous; a truly great frosting. The bread is beautiful too - baguettes to rival any in America.

          I almost stopped there today on my way home, now I know I should have.

          www.wesfoodie.com

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          1. re: wesfoodie

            The Bread Factory is an artisan bakery too and has on site a 25 year old starter proof, if I recall correctly.

            I also like that you can pick out your own breads, pick them up with your own papered hand, at The Bread Factory. Can't do that at Kneaded Bread. I will give Kneaded Bread the best almond croissants in Westchester, a little better even than La Rennaissance in Larchmont, and their donuts on Sunday are delicious.

            However, I find the crowds and setup offputting, but bronkers, YMMV.

          2. I have just discovered Bellantoni's Bakery on Fulton St, off Rte. 119 in White Plains/Hartsdale. Delicious crusty Italian loaves, ciabatta, round "Arthur Avenue"-type loaves, and - surprise - a scrumptious pecan pie that I picked up on Thanksgiving.

            The best part...they're open 24/7.

            1. Excellent breads from NYC bakeries (and others) are carried by Riviera Bake House in Ardsley.

              1. City Limits Diner in WP has a variety of interesting and yummy bread up front.

                1. Wow, LisaM, where is Fulton St. near? Do you have a landmark? Thanks!

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                  1. re: dolores

                    Hi Dolores,

                    Fulton St. runs perpendicular to Rte. 119. If you are coming from the west (toward White Plains), you'll pass the bowling alley/Apple Farm/Loehmann's shopping center. At the Loehmann's shoe store, make a right. You'll see the Jamaican bakery (Sunshine) on your left. Go through the first intersection (stop sign), then, Bellantoni's will be on your left.

                    Enjoy!

                    1. re: Lisa M

                      Lisa - how is Sunshine, the jamaican bakery? I could use a good beef patty on coco rolls...

                      1. re: adamclyde

                        Hi Adamclyde,
                        You know, I drive past it nearly every day, but have never tried it, I'm sorry to say. About 6 weeks ago, they even had a "customer appreciation day," where they were giving stuff away, but I didn't make it in. If you do get there, pls post.
                        (BTW, did you ever get to Flores Deli?)

                        1. re: Lisa M

                          No, I haven't gone to Flores yet... need to get there (so many places, so little time!).

                          Thanks for the reminder though. And I'll definitely let you know if I get to Sunshine.

                          1. re: adamclyde

                            Adam Clyde,

                            In the interest of complete accuracy, the Jamaican bakery is called Golden Krust, not Sunshine. Just noticed last night.

                        2. re: adamclyde

                          Golden Crust is a Jamaican/Carribean food chain. Their brown stewed chicked with the cabbage on the side is to die for! It is worth a stop. I haven't been there in awhile, but now I may need to make a special trip!

                    2. Thanks, Lisa M, I know exactly where you mean.

                      Cool, a new source for bread!

                      1. Does anyone know of an organic bakery?

                        1. There is an organic brand called Alvarado Street Bakery which is carried in most Stop & Shops and also Health Food Stores. I have not personally tried it, but I understand it's suppose to be very good. Their website is alvaradostreetbakery.com, and the site contains a store locator. You may want to try it.

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                          1. re: kaycee

                            I passed La Renaissance in Larchmont today and they are closed. According to a nearby store owner, they haven't moved, just closed.