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Looking for Panforte in NYC or surrounding area

jkindschuh Nov 29, 2013 11:12 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for an italian bakery in NYC (or anywhere in the Northeast really) that bakes panforte, a traditional Tuscan italian dessert that resembles a fruitcake:


I've tried a few bakeries, but everyone seems to import it. Does anyone know of an traditional Italian bakeries here in the city that makes panforte?


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    mahler5 RE: jkindschuh Nov 29, 2013 11:40 AM

    You can buy the important kind from Dean and Deluca.

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      ipsedixit RE: mahler5 Nov 29, 2013 07:19 PM

      Are there ones that are not important?

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        mahler5 RE: ipsedixit Dec 1, 2013 07:36 AM

        imported, not important. So sorry.

    2. Ttrockwood RE: jkindschuh Nov 29, 2013 02:10 PM

      Try the bread bakery at eataly, i remember seeing a dessert last winter there made with panforte but i don't recall if it was also for sale retail

      1. ipsedixit RE: jkindschuh Nov 29, 2013 07:21 PM

        BuonItalia in the Chelsea Market

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          italianyc84 RE: jkindschuh Dec 2, 2013 08:29 AM

          I'm almost positive that Pasticceria Bruno in Staten Island has it (they have a location in Manhattan, too, but I've never been to that one, so I can't comment), give them a call. As long as you're calling bakeries in Staten Island, check with Royal Crown, too.

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