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Apr 21, 2011 06:08 AM

"Italian bread"

We need to bring (an assortment of) Italian bread for a lunch this Sunday. As we will need to pick it up early, I'd like to find a shop on the West Side, ideally in the 60's, 70's or 80's.

I know Zabar's stocks breads from Sullivan Street Bakery, but do they pretty much carry the full array of offerings, or only a couple of items?

I still hope to visit Parisi Bakery in NoLita one of these days, but it won't be soon enough for this particular occasion. Are there any UWS shops that sell Parisi bread?

Is Salumeria Rosi or Grandaisy worth a visit?


Sullivan Street Bakery
533 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Grandaisy Bakery
176 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

Parisi Bakery
198 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

Salumeria Rosi
283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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  1. If you are going early morning or even mid, Zabar's should have multiple Sullivan breads though they might not get a new delivery on Sunday. Stirato, pugliese/filone, ciabatta should be the minimum of offerings. You could call and ask about delivery on Sunday. You will not do better for bread anywhere on UWS. If you want "Itai" hero bread, specifically, you are out of luck. Nowhere really good in Manhattan that I have seen. Too low brow, I guess.

    1. Why don't you call Parisi and ask them? Not UWS but they do carry them at Dean & DeLuca.

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      1. re: City Kid

        I actually looked earlier on the website and didn't find the information. But I did call just now, prompted by your suggestion.

        "Frankie" was incredibly nice, in a NY sort of way. I assume he's Frank Parisi, who's listed on the website. The closest place seems to be a Met Supermarket at 29th & 9th. The market only orders certain breads, but Frankie was really accommodating and he said he could include additional breads for me, if I let him know in advance!

        Thanks to dietndesire I already have the short-list of breads to request!

        1. re: uwsgrazer

          How nice, I love Parisi...BTW: If you have never tried their prosciutto bread it is to die for (probably literally!)! Their hero rolls, whole wheat and white, and larger ones are excellent.

          1. re: City Kid

            The prosciutto bread is absolutely on a must-get list. I spotted it originally one day at Faicco's. By the time I was ready to place my order, the supply was gone!

            I have been thinking about it ever since ;)

            260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

      2. For future reference, I saw this in Tasting Table's newsletter today:

        Bottega Falai
        Chef Iacopo Falai is busy: After recently doubling the size of Caffe Falai and adding a full bar, he opens this next-door Italian shop, which sells fresh bread, pastries, pastas, oils and rag├╣ to go, today.

        From Caffe Falai / Bottega Falai, it's a pretty quick trip on the B/D train to Columbus Circle.

        Caffe Falai
        265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

        Bottega Falai
        267 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: kathryn

          There's also this place in the West Village:

          Il Cantuccio
          91 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

          1. re: kathryn

            kathryn, thanks for these ideas. I wasn't familiar with them. I've noted them for a visit the next time I'm in those parts of town.

        2. Grandaisy is the the result of a breakup of Sullivan Street Bakery's two partners, and it's excellent and very similar. Sullivan Street bakery itself is now mostly commercial, but has a public counter at 533 W 47th St. The original location on Sullivan Street is now Grandaisy, Roman pizza and breads as good as ever.

          Sullivan Street Bakery
          533 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

          Grandaisy Bakery
          73 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

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          1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

            Good to know, "FatBoy"! In case Parisi doesn't work out we'll definitely visit Sullivan Street Bakery Sunday morning. I love the idea of having (I assume?) access to pretty much Sullivan Street's full line of bread products at their public counter.

            Sullivan Street Bakery
            533 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036