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Quality Bakery near 52nd and broadway?

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  • Lost Aug 31, 2008 07:10 PM

My wife and I are visiting next week and have most of our lunches and dinners planned out but we are wanting to see if there is any good bakeries within walking distance of our Hotel to grab a quick bite and coffee.

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  1. if you like cupcakes, buttercup is on 2nd ave. b/w 51 and 52, a bit of a walk for you across town. i really like their cupcakes. i would say the stuff in that area is not the best quality. i recently stayed near there too. if you get a chance to go downtown, go to bruno bakery on west broadway b/w bleecker and houston. also if you get a chance and want a really fun experience, try tea and sympathy on greenwich near 6th ave. it's british and you have to wait outside if it's crowded but it's so worth it. you get scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and yummy desserts on a three-tiered tray along with your own unique pot of tea. i'm a big fan of this place. one of my favorite jewish bakeries is moishe's on 2nd ave near 7th street. you can't eat in though but if you want real jewish baked goods, this is the place. payard is a nice french patisserie on lexington bw 73rd and 74th, i think. but all of these are a cab/subway ride from you...sorry i can't think of anything nearby that is as good.

    1. You'll be within walking distance of Bouchon Bakery at the Time Warner Center (go to the takeout section not the sit down restaurant), as well as the take out component of Petrossian (they have a sit down restaurant too) as well as Amy's Bread. There's also a Le Pain Quotidien very close by, if you don't mind a chain.

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      Bouchon Bakery
      10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

      Amy's Bread
      672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      Petrossian
      182 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

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      1. re: kathryn

        Second Bouchon and Amy's -- never tried Petrossian.

      2. Amy's and Bouchon are very good. If you want to try something a little different go to Kyotofu
        http://www.kyotofu-nyc.com/
        they are on 9th ave and 49th street. The miso mini cupcakes are amazing.

        1. Brasserie Cognac on 55th and Broadway has a lovely little bakery...

          1. Amy's on Ninth Ave is by far your best bet.

            1. I vote for Sullivan Street Bakery on 47th betw. 10th and 11th. it far surpasses Amy's, Bouchon or Petrossian, unless you are looking for a sit-down experience. In that case, I recommend Bouchon, which has a cute seating area and a nice view.

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              1. re: vvvindaloo

                I thought about recommending Sullivan Street Bakery (which, for out of towners, is not located on Sullivan Street at all due to the business splitting into two a while back), but then I realized that it's a pretty long walk (20 minutes) for tourists, and is probably not "a quick bite." Although the bread and pizza may be worth the walk....

                1. re: kathryn

                  Actually, I think their beet and goat cheese panino is one of the most satisfyingly exquisite little foodstuffs in the city. And the pizza...! I was not really sure what kind of "quick bite" the OP was looking for-a sweets bakery? A bakery that serves sandwiches and soup? The most practical answer for all of the above may very well be Bouchon, especially if the OP is looking for abundant seating, but Sullivan St. is way more unique to NY.

                  1. re: vvvindaloo

                    I interpreted "quick bite" as "breakfast on the go" since they said they have most of their lunches and dinners planned out.

                2. re: vvvindaloo

                  "Far surpasses" strikes me as a bit of an overstatement, but Sullivan Street Bakery is certainly worth the schlep.

                  1. re: a_and_w

                    I stick by "far surpasses"!

                3. I would suggest going east to Rockefeller Center (50th btw 5th & 6th), the concourse level below ground (accessible by 2 elevators flanking the rink/outdoor cafe) to Cucina & Co. They have excellent baked good and coffee to go, the restaurant is not open for breakfast, as well as eggs and other breakfast items. Right outside Cucina, but still inside the concourse, there are nice, clean tables with a view of the rink or cafe, depending on the season. Clean rest rooms nearby. A lovely, reasonable way to have a quick breakfast.