Best Bread in NYC?
Where can you find the best bakery in NYC with a wide delicious bread selection (French breads, Italian breads, etc etc)? Thanks for any suggestions!!
It can depend what style of bread you're after.
Amy's - only the rustics
Runner and Stone
Roberta's for buns, and potato rolls.
Bread Alone (I think...it's the one with the pies, and bakers racks has breads cut into quarter slabs that are good).
Focaccia from Eataly, Scratchbread, Grandaisy, Sullivan or Breads Bakery.
Parisi and Caputo's for Italian soft breads and Lard breads. Also the lard bread from Faicco's, Royal Crown, or Alleva Dairy.
The Fairway baguettes are pretty good, at least when paired with charcuterie, or used for sandwiches.
Tom Cat and Balthazar too.
Dean and Deluca has a one stop shop selection of some good breads from various bakers, and they've upped their own game up recently.
New York could use some more. I hope this isn't one of those threads that turns up rehashed on some publication somewhere.
I really don't. I'd say Moishe's, but I'd like to think there's better out there, maybe in Brooklyn? CH has a Kosher board that can help.
Actually, I really like the challah from B&H, which they bake fresh in house, and they used to sell whole loaves on request. It's on the oily side just to warn you.
Sullivan St and Grand Daisy the same, really.
Yes, of course, they should be close, but IMVHO the Grand Daisy is sort of Sullivan St light, cursed to me as my access is 20 feet from flat on Beach in Tribeca, but l schlep to Sullivan st on 47th to get stuff D&D does not carry, e.g. the filone.
Last things bought at grand Daisy were tasted and tossed.
I'd like to know where good Japanese breads can be found. Is the one by Stuyvesant St. ok? Does anyone remember the Yamazaki bakery which used to be on Madison by Grand Central?
Specifically, I'd like to get "corn bread," with corn kernels inside of a slightly sweet and moist roll.
If you're talking about a real, classic sourdough with a heavy crust and slighter crumb with large holes -
Sullivan, Bien Cuit, and Bread Alone.
Sullivan's has the closest. Either the Pane Pugliese or Truccione Sare. Amy's has something similar. The breads marked "sourdough" outright aren't real sourdoughs at any of these places despite the name.