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Fresh Crusty bread in Northern Westchester

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ChefDell Nov 24, 2008 04:51 PM

Where can one get Arthur Ave type breads(Casa, Olive, etc.) in the Yorktown area?? I have found the Pork Store to have good bread(not great variety) but other than that, I can't find a place where the bread is fresh. I have gone to Turcos and other places where the bread looks fresh but when I get it home the crust has lost its, well, crust. The worst thing for a bread lover is to have a soggy bread.

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    wincountrygirl Jan 3, 2009 09:00 AM

    Wheverver you get it, don't let them put your nice crusty bread in plastic bag. It destroys the crust!

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      msmath Jan 3, 2009 07:11 AM

      don't laugh, but there is some awesome bread (not quite italian, more like french, but definitely excellent crust) at A&P grocery stores. the ACE bakery brand of baguette is the best in the area as far as i'm concerned. even my husband, who is a self-proclaimed bread connoisseur from the Tremont section of the Bronx, is a huge fan.

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        roxlet Jan 3, 2009 08:36 AM

        Someone was just telling me about the Ace bread at the A&P in Bronxville. She said that it is really quite good, and better than anything you can get at any of the local bakeries.

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          kerryfood Jan 7, 2009 05:26 AM

          If you can get it fresh, the Ace bread from the A&P in Mt Kisco is pretty good - they also carry Eli's from the city, which can be good (again, if it's fresh). Connie's Bakery does breads on certain days but I haven't tried them yet. Good luck!

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            xecuchef Jan 7, 2009 07:00 AM

            Thanks for the Ace bread suggestion. Tried a couple of the breads and they were very good. Nice to have that option in the supermarket.

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              Marge Jan 7, 2009 07:20 AM

              I like Eli's sliced health bread for sandwiches--but at $3.49 for 4 (yes, 4) slices, it's quite expensive. What I found ridiculous though, is I saw a loaf of Eli's whole grain raisin nut bread in the Food Emporium which looked good to me--but at OVER $7 (!!) for a loaf, I refused to buy it.

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            steelydad Nov 26, 2008 10:37 AM

            A and S in Millwood has both Casa and Terranova bread.

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              wincountrygirl Nov 25, 2008 08:35 AM

              One trick I have learned is never let them put your nice crusty bread in plastic - say goodbye to the crust. I usually like the bread at Turcos, but I don't know any place else in the Yorktown area. Chappaqua Village Market has good bread - they bake some themselves and they have the Casa bread.

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                intrepid Nov 25, 2008 08:48 AM

                do the terranova bread, better crust than casa bread

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                intrepid Nov 25, 2008 06:25 AM

                turcos carrys Terranova bread from arthur avenue

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                  DGresh Nov 25, 2008 05:09 AM

                  I agree with others that Turcos is good; I also get good bread in the Croton area at the little A&S deli and Coles Market, both on 9A.

                  1. Marge Nov 24, 2008 05:58 PM

                    I think Turco's has the best bread in the area--I never had a problem with lack of freshness, nor loss of crustiness. Did you try their bread on a very humid day?

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                      ChefDell Nov 25, 2008 04:32 AM

                      Maybe I hit it on a bad day! Will give another try.

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