Bread in LIC?
I moved recently to Long Island City, into the new Rockrose buildings. I've been here long enough to be thrilled and disappointed by Food Cellar. Where can I get good bread around here? (I seriously don't understand how they can have an antipasto bar and crappy bread!!) Preferably somewhere I can walk to on the way home from the subway. I want some crunchy fresh french bagguettes or anything with a good crumb.
I'm hoping this turns into a general LIC thread as well. I've been to Shi once and it's a decent place. The sushi rolls were original and fresh. Can't vouch for the sashimi. The drinks were well-made and you can get a good bottle of sake for a very decent price. The service was prompt, but they didn't seem very knowledgeable (perhaps due to the recent opening?). Went down on a weeknight and all the seats were reserved. We ate in the lounge. You might need reservations. I know Tuk Tuk is supposed to be horrible and Tournesol is supposed to be good - right? There are a few places I want to try out for brunch on vernon blvd. Any suggestions?
If you're anywhere near Parisi Bros. right at the N/W Broadway stop, you're bread prayers have been answered. Go ahead and try their B&W cookie while you're there!
There isn't a source of great bread in the neighborhood yet. My hope is that someone will open a nice bakery instead of yet another Asian fusion place. Manducatis Rustica sells bread but I'm not sure how good it is, worth a try at least. Also, some of the bread at foodcellar is decent, I liked their sourdough ciabatta.
For my bread needs I just order the par-baked stuff from Fresh Direct (which is a very good option) or bake my own.
Oh, and this part of LIC is nowhere near the N/W Broadway stop, though there are indeed many many wonderful chow options there.
I may be wrong but i heard that one of the finer bakeries in the city is located in LIC [not sure but I think PAIN D'AVIGNON RINGS A BELL.
I think I called many years ago and was told for some reason all their business was with the best places in MANHATTAN.
Anybody have info - if true we need these guys to get their bums [buns!] to supply great bread here.
thanks for all the replies. I had guessed that there weren't any good options, but figured that if anyone knew of a hidden bakery, you all would.
Thanks Big V for the link. Also, have you all heard about the new Petraske bar planned for LIC?!? Yay! Very excited about that. Here's the link: http://www.liqcity.com/openings/the-l...