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Jun 6, 2013 07:19 PM

Neri's bakery? [Port Chester]

Has anyone had the cakes from Neris? Have to order a birthday cake & was wondering if they were any good. Thank you

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  1. haven't tried any too many cakes, but most of their food is very good . probably moves up several notches when you factor in price. i would think that kneaded bread or tarry lodge would be better, but at 2 or 3 times the price! neri's is usually good, so i don't think you can go wrong there. hope it works out and you enjoy it

    1. This is the first time I heard about Neri's. I looked them up online. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to get, if in the 'hood? My husband works close by, and is in charge of keeping my sweet tooth satisfied.

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      1. re: liza219

        Some of their cookies are really good - I just get a whole load of mixed ones. Prices are amazing. I LOVE their jalapeno cheddar scones and the bacon bread, as well as the basic Italian loaf.

          1. re: foodiemom10583

            Hmmm... I don't actually know what lard bread is, so can't answer that! Sorry.

            1. re: Mrs.Sean

              It's a hearty Italian bread made with lard and dotted with chunks of cured pork. What is their bacon bread like?

              1. re: foodiemom10583

                Not sure how else to describe it than, a long loaf with bacon in it! It could be what you're describing, absolutely. Best way to know for sure is to try it, of course, which I'd highly recommend!

            2. re: foodiemom10583

              We used to call it Chicle Bread, and it would usually come in a ring. It was my father's favorite, and I used to pick it up for him at the late-lamented Zito's in Manhattan.

              1. re: roxlet

                "Chicle" sounds familiar. I used to get it in Brooklyn, but haven't seen much of it up here. Of course, now that I don't get it, I fantasize about what I'd make with it.

                1. re: roxlet

                  Yep, ... see the link below for pics (click on "SLIDESHOW").

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                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                    This is dangerous reading for dinnertime. Great article, Cheese Boy!

                    1. re: Cheese Boy

                      I haven't had chicle bread in years! Since Zito's closed, but I'll have to remember to check out the bakeries on Arthur Avenue when I am there next. Although, I don't need to be eating chicle bread!!!

                  2. re: foodiemom10583

                    I don't think so. Lard is used in place of butter or shortening. It is fat. Bacon is a meat. Lard bread can be made with bacon in it.

                    1. re: wincountrygirl

                      For better or worse, I am very well aware of what lard is, as I am old enough to remember when it was in the filling of Oreos! ;)

                      My ex's Italian grandma referred to it as "lard bread" and served it every Sunday, so that's how I became acquainted with it. I've seen it called "prosciutto bread" as well. For her, I think it was more of a colloquial term for that particular item rather than the genus of breads made with lard.

              2. I usually stop by to pick up a dozen kaiser rolls and 2 french breads ($2/$1, respectively each) as it's an incredible value. Have tried a few of their desserts but those are definitely higher priced in comparison. It's definitely worth trying out if it's within a reasonable driving distance, otherwise nothing to write home about.

                They are cash only, BTW

                  1. re: wincountrygirl

                    neri's is at 37 pearl st. in portchester. it is the street that veers off to the left if coming up past the kohl's shopping cntr. large grey bldg. on the right side at the top of hill,parking lot just past (across from town hall).there italian cookies and cakes are good value not great bakery but probably the best value of any .everything is good if not great.‎. don't know if you are in that area often, but if not also try something from kneaded bread, may cost as much as a bunch from neri's however.both are good but kneaded is (to me) certainly more upscale and pricey, so more for special occasions, esp. these days:(

                    1. re: 51rich

                      Thanks. I have a thing about posts that don't tell where a place is - could have been on Long Island. I don't get to Port Chester much but I will probably check out the Kneaded Bread. Thanks!

                      1. re: wincountrygirl

                        kneaded bread is owned by the same ppl. that own "Q" bbq, good for westchester.but also kneaded bread is right across from tarry lodge and market.personally i can't justify the prices in the market but some do....,kneaded bread is very good for breads and cakes and pastries