Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Lippy

Breads Bakery

Recommended Posts

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.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

  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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...