Baguettes from Parisi Bakery
An old-school Italian bakery that features a wide assortment of deli sandwiches and fresh, soft bread galore. Word has it that Frank Sinatra would have Parisi ship bread to his Palm Springs estate at least twice a week—now that’s a loyal customer. Come experience this gem in Little Italy and taste the real New York in bread form!
Khachapuri at Tone Café
Living in a city that is home to numerous great bakeries, I dare not forget about Tone Café and their coveted khachapuri (traditional Georgian cheese-filled bread). This “Eastern European pizza” is (deceptively) light, perfectly buttered, rich, and ideal for sharing!
Apple Spice Galette from Balthazar
Located in the heart of SoHo, Balthazar’s bakery offers delectable bread and pastries all year round. If you’re in the area and need to satisfy your sweet tooth, I strongly recommend their apple spice galette ((a rustic tart with hand folded edges)—it is buttery, slightly tart, and the perfect ratio of bread to filling.
Bread from Amy’s Bread
This place is something special and one can notice it from first bite. There are so many goodies to choose from, but I love the crispy gold pretzels the most. Be sure to check out our video The Art of Bread with Omar & Paul from Amy’s bread!
Olive Bread from Blue Ribbon
It puts a major smile on my face every time I am able to get the olive bread here (it’s baked in their century old coal oven!). Blue Ribbon is mainly known for their sushi, but I am most riveted by all the various types of breads each time I’m here. Keep the carbs coming!