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Sullivan Street Bakery on 47th

meagan Apr 5, 2007 04:24 AM

I have never been there and am planning to go there this weekend. I understand they sell great pizza. My question is: can you sit down and eat there or is it strictly take-out? Do they sell anything other than breads/pizza such as salads and soups? Thank you!

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    Kanger RE: meagan Apr 5, 2007 07:38 AM

    They have a little bit of counter space where you can sit, but there are only 4 or 5 seats. Not sure about the salads/soups, but in addition to pizza I remember having some tasty sandwiches and also an interesting take on apple pie.

    I recommend the tomato slice; it's my favorite!

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      dixieday2 RE: meagan Apr 5, 2007 12:53 PM

      No, it's strictly a bakery, not a cafe. Nothing but breads, a few sweets, and the pizzas. Be aware, though, that these are NOT American-style pizzas.
      The "pizza" they make are very thin, rectangular flatbreads with various toppings--tomato sauce, shredded zucchini, thinly sliced potatoes, or chopped mushrooms, to name the ones I remember. No cheese involved. They are served at room temperature. And yes, they are oily, delicious heaven.

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        nativeNYer RE: dixieday2 Apr 5, 2007 01:42 PM

        been there several times. it is exactly as both dixieday2 and kanger described.
        you gotta try the pizza, even the pizza bianca is great (plain dough with oil and rosemary).

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          mimolette RE: dixieday2 Apr 5, 2007 07:42 PM

          actually the zucchini one does have some cheese

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          G3B RE: meagan Apr 5, 2007 06:27 PM

          If the weather is nice, there is a park across the street with benches. Last time I went I bought my pizza and ate it there and just watched all the kids play in the playground.

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            funkymonkey RE: G3B Apr 6, 2007 07:14 AM

            that's exactly what i was going to suggest.

            don't let the fact that it's not a cafe deter you; the pizza (especially that zucchini pizza) is delicious and it's definitely worth a visit. plus, you can get some great bread to take home. enjoy!

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              jsmitty RE: funkymonkey Apr 6, 2007 09:05 AM

              just buy a sesame loaf and eat that for lunch! it's my favorite bread in the city or at least on the short list..

          2. a_and_w RE: meagan Apr 6, 2007 12:15 PM

            Have the pizzas changed at all since the split with the Sullivan Street location? I remember stopping by 47th street some time back and being told (much to my alarm) that "everything was under review" including the pizzas...

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              mimolette RE: a_and_w Apr 8, 2007 10:18 AM

              no change. although the filone loaves are not as consistent as they used to be. I buy filone loaves in a store near where I live. I have noticed the crust often is not dark enough and when that happens the interior is more coarse and less moist/fluffy. You can tell easily by the size of the air bubbles inside. If you see a lot of uniformly small bubbles it is not done right. if you see bubbles of all sizes, especially some really huge ones, then the texture is almost always perfect.

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