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Feb 25, 2008 09:56 AM

best pastries near 11th av and 46th

Dear hounds,
My wife and I will be vacationing in Manhattan 3/30-4/4. We'll be going to jazz clubs every night (opera one night), as well as sight-seeing during the days. I've been enjoying this board, and have taken notes on various tips. I'll have more questions as our dates approach. We will be staying near 11th Av and 46th and our hotel includes continental breakfast. In the event that we find the quality doesn't meet our standards, or that we're sleeping in too late, are you able to recommend the best choice within walking distance for my wife to find excellent pastries, juice and black tea (with milk). As for me, I'd prefer a bowl of granola and a banana, but perhaps we won't find all that at one location. Counter service with tables preferred to sit down or grab and go. Thanks!

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  1. oops, I gave the wrong address of the hotel. It's actually on 9th Av and 46th.

    1. If your hotel is, indeed, on 9th Av. & 46th St. (though I have to admit that it's news to me that one is actually located there), you're in luck because that's exactly where Amy's Bread is located -- on 9th, b/t 46th & 47th. Aside from the superb breads, there are pastries, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, salads, etc., and liquid refreshments. It's a small shop with several tables at the rear. You can view the continental breakfast offerings, as well as all the other items, on the website.

      1. Thanks RGR. Amy's Bread sounds great. To clarify our hotel address, it would be more accurate to say it's on 46th St, near 9th ave.

        1. Amy's bread is a great suggestion. Another favorite of mine is Poseidon Bakery.

          1. Amy's Bread is a good suggestion. I also would recommend Sullivan Street Bakery on 47th between 10th and 11th. Although they primarily sell bread, they really have some wonderful pastries and pizzas (not the kind you're thinking of).