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Help me find the best bread bakeries in Manhattan

roxlet Apr 21, 2011 01:19 PM

I have a friend who is coming to visit from Egypt, and she adores bread and has even talked about wanting to open a bakery in Cairo. I would like to take her to some outstanding bread bakeries in Manhattan. We'll be all over the city, so location is not that important. Thanks.

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    kathryn RE: roxlet Apr 21, 2011 01:28 PM

    Some of the best bread I've had is in restaurants. Are you willing to do that as well?

    Best restaurant bread baskets:

    Some thoughts:

    Sullivan St
    Pain D'avignon
    Blue Ribbon Bakery Market
    Amy's Bread

    See also:

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

    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    Grandaisy Bakery
    73 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

    Blue Ribbon Bakery
    33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

    Amy's Bread
    250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Pain D'Avignon
    120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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      roxlet RE: kathryn Apr 23, 2011 01:17 PM

      That's a very nice start, kathryn. Thanks for the list!

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        hungrycomposer RE: kathryn Apr 23, 2011 02:57 PM

        Second all of the above.
        Grandaisy, Balthazar and Sullivan St. all have their own retail outlets that are well worth visiting.(Maybe Blue Ribbon and Amy's do as well.)

      2. penthouse pup RE: roxlet Apr 24, 2011 10:45 AM

        Orwasher's is well worth visiting (even though it's not quite what it was under the original owners.)
        308 78th Street near 2nd Avenue.

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          roxlet RE: penthouse pup Apr 24, 2011 06:30 PM

          Do you know if they still bake Jewish corn bread?

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            bakerygirl10 RE: roxlet May 17, 2011 11:51 PM

            They don't call it corn bread, but have jewish rye with seeds or without. Technically the round rye is corn rye because of the corn on the bottom of the bread.

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          uwsister RE: roxlet Apr 24, 2011 11:56 PM

          Silver Moon if you will be in UWS.

          Silver Moon Bakery
          2740 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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            mahler5 RE: uwsister May 18, 2011 07:39 PM

            I second Silver Moon (though it has become quite costly.) Their rustic baguette is the best I've found in Manhattan.

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            unionsquareyes RE: roxlet May 19, 2011 12:33 PM

            I absolutely love Tulu. It's gluten free but so amazing.

            338 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

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