Best all-around bakery
What would you consider as the "best" bakery in Manhattan? I want to expand my horizons on great bakeries in NYC. I'm really stuck in a rut lately that I need (more like want) to find places that are great that I haven't tried yet. I don't really care where it is (but please do state the address or cross streets, please). Also, please tell me what's your top pick for that particular bakery. Thanks in advance.
I think Sullivan St Bakery, and also Bouley Bakery and Market (130 W. Broadway). They just happen to be located near to where I live, so to me they are the best around the neighborhood
But if you are looking for places that you haven't tried, it would help if you list out places that you have tried so we won't repeat
I haven't tried that many bakeries, so I can't say it's the best, but Amy's Bread is pretty darn good. On 9th Ave in the high 40s/low 50s.
E.A.T. on Madison and 80th for a good selection of all Eli Zabar breads, but you can find them in all his other stores. I have never tried anything he bakes that wasn't absolutely perfect. I used to stop in for breakfast almost everyday and would rotate ordering some kind of roll with butter (they're all good, the sourdough is GREAT) or a croissant with their completely heavenly raspberry jam. My mouth just started to water uncontrollably thinking about that croissant!
Also his onion sourdough ficelle is the gold standard of that particular kind of bread, in my opinion.