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#1 Lippy

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:09 PM

I've had only one item from Breads Bakery, 18 E. 16th Street, half a block from the Union Square Greenmarket, but it was so good that I am eager to try some others.  The bakery got some press when it opened a couple of months ago.   It's a branch, sort of, of an Israeli bakery owned by a man whose parents were from Denmark and, as one would guess from that pedigree,   the sweet pastries looked good, but it was the small "Jerusalem baguette" that I couldn't resist.  It was about 5 inches long,  sharply pointed at both ends,  lavishly coated in sesame seeds and better than any sesame bagel I've ever had.  I think it comes in a larger size, too. 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:06 AM

stop! you are making me want bread


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

There was an article about Uri Scheft last week in Tablet.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

I stopped by when they first opened; amazing stuff. Not cheap but oh, so good. I think I spent a good $20 on 2 breads and 1 rugelach...it might've been the rye that blew me away.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

Uri is a great baker, I'd take advantage of the place while he's still focused on it, as the people who run his mini-chain seem likely to let is slide later on. 


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#6 StephanieL

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

The rugalech are as amazing as everyone says.  I've never had any so rich.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

Hasn't slid yet.  This is a place to avoid if you are on any sort of a weight-loss, anti-carb kick.  Bought a beautiful caraway rye today, along with some spinach/feta stuffed bureka (which are quite buttery) and rugelach. The babka looked great, but I ran out before being really bad. 



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

Damn. Just realized I'm near there on a regular basis.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

Damn. Just realized I'm near there on a regular basis.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

I've liked everything I've tried.  the cheese sticks, cookies, and a bread or two.  espresso drinks are okay at best.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Cheese sticks? Be still, my heart.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:32 AM

they're totes amazeballz.



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 02:27 AM

Breads's hamantaschen are well-regarded.  I stopped in and bought a bunch before the show I went to tonight in Lincoln Center.

 

The crusts are too grainy/powdery for me.  But that isn't what I want to talk about.

 

There were limited sweet hamantaschen left.  Many were savory.  Savory hamantaschen?  What's up with that?  But I felt confident in steering away from them.  I mean, a pizza hamantasch?  Who would want that?  What's next?  A cheeseburger hamantasch?  A Reuben hamanasch?  God forbid!

 

I'll be charitable and figure that they had run out of prune and apricot by the time of my arrival around 6:30, rather than somehow not having had them at all.  Chocolate was out of the question.  (What are these guys thinking?)  I got some mohn (I LOVE them) and, despite my misgivings (what, is this Rosh Hashanah?), apple.

 

I also got something called Purple Haze with poppy or really I guess they were caraway seeds baked into the crust and a purple filling.  It had to be some kind of berry, right?

 

It was horseradish.  Who the FUCK wants a horseradish-filled hamantasch?  What conceivable human need does it fill?

 

I think their bakers must have done too much Purple Haze before they created these.

 

ETA:  No, it's poppy in the Purple Haze crust.


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 03:54 AM

Ah freilichen Purim, BTW, to those who are so inclined.


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#15 Lippy

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 04:22 PM



  Chocolate was out of the question. 
 
Hmm.  I dunno.  A former MF-er posted on Facebook that at the request of her 9-year old, made Nutella hamantaschen.  That sounded pretty good to me.  Nevertheless, I made my usual apricot and prune.