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Mar 28, 2007 03:48 PM

Amy's Bread- Kinda Disappointed

I went there today to try their red velvet cake. Supposed to be some of the best in New York but it really didn't do it for me. The cake was very light and moist but the icing really wasn't that sweet. It was actually kinda bland. I also had the lime cornmeal cookie which was actually really good. But the main thing I really wanted was that red velvet and I came away disappointed. Granted they give you a huge slice but it certainly wasn't worth $4.25. Did I just order the wrong item? I thought red velvet was like a specialty.

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  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Their cake has been dry every time I've gotten it.

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      I will tell you, though...they make a damn good grilled NY state cheddar cheese sandwich!

      1. re: LFeinberg

        Second that! I had one a while back that they threw on the panini press for me. It was delicious.

        1. re: CornflakeGirl

          The panini press makes it even more amazing!!! Yum. :)

    2. I've never tried any of their sweets. For me, Amy's is all about the bread. My absolute favorite is the rosemary round. And the olive loaf is not too shabby either.

      1. Agree w/RGR about what is a better choice at Amy's. The stuff with high turnover, like their bread and muffins (parmesan twists are a favorite among the 280 Ninth junior set), are high-quality. Stuff that sits there for a while, like large cakes, tend to be more hit-and-miss, and this would extend beyond Amy's, per se. I do understand the impulse for a satisfying sweet, however...!

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        1. re: 280 Ninth

          I prefer Sullivan Street Bakery for bread rather than Amy's

          1. re: taraxstar

            They're so different. I couldn't even begin to make a comparison.

            SS leans more toward Italian while Amy's just screams homemade goodness.

        2. I like their red velvet cake, but my favorite thing is probably the cherries 'n cream scone.

          1. i'm a huge fan of their sourdough twists loaded with chocolate chunks, raisin fennel semolina bread and sourdough boule. everything else, not so much.

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            1. re: rose water

              Her raisin-fennel bread has a sweet wonderful toasted for breakfast....