Italian Bread in Newark area.
We are going to Newark Airport to pick up friends. We are coming back to our house in Morristown for lunch and would like to get some very nice Italian bread to accompany the food.
Being an Essex County transplant, I voted for a detour to Gina's in Montclair, but it's a bit out of the way. Are there any good bakeries left in Newark? We could also go through Orange. Are there any good ones there?
Morristown area feels like a wasteland for Italian bakeries. Does anyone know of any places in that area? How about Sorrento's in East Hanover?
Thanks for sharing.
We stoppped at Natale's in Summit. The bread was okay but not great. I was really looking for something that was slow rise with occasional large holes and lots of flavor. This is why, although I like Nicola's, I prefer Gina's. At Natale's, I bought a twist with seeds and a boule. Maybe some of the other options are better.
On the other hand and totally out of the area, we took a drive out to Milford to visit and tour Bobolink. We specifically wanted to buy their cheeses, but the breads turned out by their bakehouse are pretty special, too.
Calandra's Bakery (also on Rt 46 in Fairfield)
204 First Avenue
Nicolo's Italian Bakery
6 Baldwin St
Anthony & Sons Bakery
20 Luger Rd
Gina's & Nicolo's are both great for different reasons. Nicolo's is more of a classic italian bakery.
That being said, Nicolo's is going to be just about as out of the way as Gina's. Calandra's might be a better bet, but even that is sort of in the wrong direction.
Nicolo's Italian Bakery & Deli
6 Baldwin St, Montclair, NJ 07042