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(
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.
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.