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Mar 11, 2009 01:29 PM

Best Irish Soda Bread in Sunnyside/Woodside/Maspeth

Hi there, with St. Paddy's day fast approaching I am wondering where the best irish soda bread can be found in Sunnyside/Woodside or Maspeth. All help is welcomed. My husband use to get it at a bakery in Sunnyside but they closed down :0(

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  1. I used to get soda bread - or scones, at least - at the little Italian (?) bakery on Roosevelt Avenue between 61st and 62nd Streets (almost under Woodside Station). I enjoyed them, but I don't know if they'd be considered "authentic". They may be worth a try - or a second opinion.

    1. Believe it or not, my wife picked one up @ Waldbaums in Beechurst yesterday that was pretty damn good. They told her they bake it there in the store. No caraway though.
      If you have a waldbaums with a bakery nearby give them a call.
      Maybe the Butcher Block will be selling them?

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      1. re: johnk

        STORK's In Whitestone! My husband picked me up a bunch of loaves today and they were fantastic as always. Was pleasantly surprised what with all the recent changes...

      2. Most of the Irish food places in these neighborhoods have disappeared as the area's population has become progressively less Irish with the back-migration to Ireland. Shane's bakery, which had great soda bread, on 61st St. in Woodside was a notable casualty a few years ago. The little Italian bakery on Roosevelt just past the LIRR viaduct that Grisaille describes, which is called V&V, does carry soda bread that comes from somewhere else (used to be Shane's). It's pretty good if you get it fresh.

        Butcher Block in Sunnyside behind the Burger King is one of the remaining Irish businesses in the area, and they may know where else you could find it.

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        1. re: Woodside Al

          Butchers Block does still sell Shane's packaged breads.

        2. Okay thanks so much guys