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East Village Bakery

Hi all,

I recently moved into Stuyesant Town and I looking for a good bakery in the general vicinity. I am thinking about a place where I can stop by and grab a loaf of bread on the way home from work. Pasteries or sweet treats are not necessary.

Many thanks for your help.

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  1. There are some jewish bakeries on 2nd avenue like Moishe's bake shop. I've never been in though. There are also some japanese bakeries there too. Panya and cafe zaiya.

    1. There is an excellent bakery called Birdbath, on 1st Avenue btwn 13 & 14. It's run by the folks at City Bakery and the croissants are excellent!

      Moishe's on 2nd Avenue between 6th & 7th has good cookies and strudel and excellent bread. I think their bagels aren't so great though, but David's Bagel on 1st Avenue between 13th & 14th have terrific bagels.

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      1. re: sim0ne

        As far as i know, Birdbath doesn't have loaves of bread.

        1. re: sim0ne

          Agreed, the bread and cookies what to get at Moishe's. They do a great job with the hamantaschen, if you're into that.

          1. re: williej33

            Mmmmm! Poppyseed hamantaschen! I love Moishe's rendition of this wonderful pastry! It's just about my only pastry craving.

            Besides Balthazar's scones, that is.

        2. Ninth Street Bakery, 350 East 9th St., (just west of First Ave). Many kinds of bread including a tasty mini challah, toast a slice lightly, add peanut butter and banana slices and your Sty Town rent won't seem so painful.

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          1. re: BluPlateSpec

            I'll second Ninth Street Bakery. Honest, good, reasonably priced loaves of bread that can be bought unsliced so you can make them as thick as you like.

            1. re: BluPlateSpec

              Thanks for the recommendation! Ninth Street Bakery was fabulous and their prices are exceedingly reasonable.

              1. re: newfoodie

                I'm Glad Ninth Street has a new customer. I'm always afraid they will go the way of Kurowycky.

            2. There's a pretty good Greek-esque bakery on Rivington and Clinton or thereabouts. Great bread and it seemed to be flying out the door.

              1. Veniero's is on 11th and 1st,, great italian bakery. I'm sure they have bread but the pastries are excellent. The best bread in the city is at Grand Daisy on sullivan st. and Sullivan street bakery uptown.

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                1. re: chocolatechip

                  I actually don't believe that Veniero's does bread, although I agree that their pastries are wonderful. My wedding cake was from Veniero's, and it made everyone very happy. I enjoy their Italian cheesecake as well. As long as we're talking bakery sweets, though, let me add another great East Village Italian cafe - De Robertis. http://derobertiscaffe.com/

                  Welcome to the neighborhood, New Foodie!

                  De Robertis
                  176 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009

                2. birdbath is my new favorite in the east vill....also like blackhound the queen d cake there is to die for, moishes for babka, challah and all that yummy goodness, there is this fabulous banana cookie at this bakery around the corner from venieros (which is not my favorite place for sweets) its a small hole in the wall, but they make this cookie with a fresh banana nestled atop a pate sucree with ganache dipped in a hard shell of chocolate... addictive! i also like the breads and croissants at

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                  1. re: RawTunaFan

                    The hole in the wall might be Something Sweet on the corner (177 1st Ave). A friendly little place with tasty cookies- I love their heart shape ginger snaps. Also cakes, tarts, but not bread. See www.somethingsweetpastry.com

                    Something Sweet
                    177 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

                    1. re: fayth

                      yes ! thats it!...have you every tried that banana cookie> itsoutrageous!