New York City

I will be visiting New York with my mother and some of her friends from June 25 to June 29.  Clotide has compiled some excellent recommendations for the city, but if anyone has any other advice (we did all the museums, etc. a few years back) I would love to hear it.

More to the point (or perhaps just in addition) I would love to hear recommendations for bakeries that have good breads.  Thanks for any help!

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Laura - The Grand Cafe at the intersection of Bedford and Grand in Williamsburg has the most amazing hummus I’ve ever tasted.

Anonymous - I could spend a whole day in zabar’s, or eli’s vinegar factory. there’s a cute little bakery on the upper east side called two little hens (I think) with really good cheesecake. and I think you can’t beat the rolls and croissants at hot ‘n’ crusty (open 24 hours).

gemma - Laura, is this possibly Laura from Cornell? What a small world if so. I do love me some hummus, I will check that out, thanks for the advice. Do you live in NYC now? (my apologies if this is an entirely different person).
Ooh. . 24 hour access to good rolls and croissants, that is divine! I definitely will be going to Zabar’s, a vinegar factory sounds great too! Thanks for the great suggestions.

happpy - I don’t know if this is in the Clotilde round-up, but Sullivan Street bakery on street of same name in Soho has fantastic breads. Tom Cat (owned by an ex-Evanstonian) is also wonderful but he might only supply restaurants now. And the Blackhound Bakery in the East Village does great cookies (but no bread.) The Union Square farmer’s market has some interesting vendors but I can’t help you out with who is there on what days. Have fun!
Happpy

gemma - Awesome, thanks happpy. I am excited to be taking my bread reviews (or at least consumption) on the road.

Laura - Gemma — yes, I am Laura from Cornell :) I didn’t think you’d remember me! I live in Brooklyn. If you have some free time while you are in the city it would be fun to get together.
P.S. Your website makes me hungry every time I look at it.

gemma - Laura, I do remember you. I don’t know how much time I will have, but I think that in the evenings I will be free when all of the lovely women my mother’s age will go to bed. I am staying in Manhattan. Perhaps some evening we could get a drink? I will email you in the next day or two and we can exchange numbers perhaps.
I’m glad to see you are reading my site and enjoying it! Such a small world.

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