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May 15, 2007 10:49 AM

Sullivan Street Bakery - excellent sandwich

you could probably put rubber gloves on some of Sullivan Street Bakery's excellent, crusty flauto and have a thoroughly enjoyable sandwich. However, they've opted to top it with hard-boiled eggs, fresh mozzarella, artichokes, and a ramp and anchovy vinaigrette for the perfect spring lunch.

inspired to pop in after reading about this taste sensation in New York mag and at the Nosher's, I was not disappointed. the bread was perfect and the combo of the eggs, mozzarella, and artichokes is just wonderful. The vinaigrette brought it all together, with just enough of a salty tang to season the rest of the ingredients, but not fishy enough to put off my anchovy-hating co-workers. I doubt it’s going to be around for too long, since ramp season is so short lived, so I highly recommend gettin’ while the gettin’ is good.

One co-worker chose the Cubano instead, and kept making the sort of embarrassing moan-y noises you don’t want your co-workers to hear you making. I’d comment on that too, but she was far too possessive of it and wouldn’t let me have a bite (which wasn’t the worst thing in the world, since that meant I didn’t have to share my egg/mozzarella/artichoke/ramp delight).

If you're in the 'hood, it's definitely worth stopping off for!

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  1. Sounds yummy. Where is this located?

    8 Replies
      1. re: mikezenspace

        i believe the op may be referring to the sullivan st. bakery diner on
        169 sullivan st. between bleecker and houston. check this link for the menu and some reviews:

        this place also has two bakeries with outstanding bread and unique pizza that is simply additive. it is my favorite bakery for bread ever. i have not yet tried the diner but it is on the top of my list.

        here are the locations of the bakeries. mikezenspace referred to the bakery in hell's kitchen but i don';t believe they serve sandwiches.

        Sullivan Street Bakery
        73 Sullivan St | At Spring St

        Sullivan Street Bakery
        533 W 47th St | Btwn 10th & 11th Ave

        1. re: nativeNYer

          it's the Sullivan Street Bakery on 47th, between 10th and 11th. i believe the Sullivan Street Bakery on actual Sullivan Street is now owned by someone else and has a different name.

          i am obsessed with this sandwich. i want to go back and get another one today.

          1. re: funkymonkey


            i THINK i had heard the owner of the downtown store separated with his/her SO and thus the downtown location was renamed grandaisy. i was just there a few weeks ago. the pizza bianca was even better at the downtown location that day than when i had it uptown last week but it may have just been on that particular day. still great a both places.

            i gotta try those sandwiches. i'm psyched. THANKS.

          2. re: nativeNYer

            I don't think the Sullivan Diner (169 Sullivan, between Bleecker and Houston) is affiliated with the Sullivan Street Bakery.

            The original bakery (73 Sullivan, between Spring and Broome) is now called Grandaisy. I haven't noticed a difference in product quality since the name change.

            1. re: Katherine H

              I tried Sullivan Street Bakery with some friends today and the food was excellent. Our favorite sandwich was the PMB (proscuitto, mango and basil), which had a fantastic salty/sweet interplay. The PMB was followed closely by the lamb and artichoke, the lamb was similar to a bresaola or proscuitto, and the artichokes were mild and not overpowering. Needless to say, the bread is quite outstanding. Incredibly crisp crust without any dense bready filling. Perfect for these sandwiches. Couldn't help ourselves, but also had to try the pizzas. The mushroom slice was nice, but the potato pizza was exceptional, with wonderfully crisp and flavorful potatoes and fresh rosemary. We originally were seeking out the ramp, egg and mozzarella sandwich described by Katherine H, but unfortunately it was the least favorite sandwich. I think the person preparing the sandwich was at fault. Unlike the other sandwiches, this one lacked flavoring and she may have even omitted to add the anchovy vinaigrette. We did not complain in that we were way too happy with the other food. Finally, we had just enough appetite to try the desserts and we were glad we did. The rhubarb bread pudding was nice and buttery and was nicely balanced by the not overly sweetened rhubarb. The chocolate torte was great too.

              We will be going back for sure.

              1. re: The Grateful Palate

                that potato pizza is wonderful. the zucchini one is my absolutely favorite; it's a true stuck-on-a-desert-island-one-food-for-the-rest-of-your-life contender.

                1. re: The Grateful Palate

                  My favorite pizza slice is the tomato. Simple and deliciously flavorful.

        2. Wait til the grape pizza becomes available ... omg that thing is unimaginable.