Bakery

Golda

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Overview:

Golda is a 28 seat all-day restaurant in Bed Stuy Brooklyn, known for its excellent multi-roaster coffee program, creative pastries, and a delicious Cali-meets-Middle Eastern menu.

Information:

Address: 504 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (718) 484-7065

Neighborhood: Bed Stuy

Price: $$


 

Breads Bakery


Overview

Breads Bakery is the carb epicenter that I always dreamed of as a child, and now a fat adult. This really has to be one of the greatest bakeries in American. There are several locations the largest of which is in Union Square. They bake everything on premise so that all the offerings are artisanal and hand-made with love.  You'll find every type of carb designed to satisfy your sweet and savory cravings. I'll go ahead and say they have the best rugelach and babka in America. On the savory side there are freshly baked breads, assorted rolls, and challah. You can order shakshuka bread, with an egg baked in it (just let that sink in). If you want to hang out for the day on your computer they have salad, soups, sandwiches, and the nicest staff passing out samples. Keep in mind that Breads offers fantastic options for catering, baking classes, delivery, and holiday specials of every variety. 

Information:

Address:    

18 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003

1890 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

41 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

Phone:   (212) 633-2253

Neighborhood: Union Square

Website: https://www.breadsbakery.com/

Price: $$

Good for: bakeries, sweets, coffee shops, sandwiches, holiday specials


 

Breads Bakery

Photo: Breads Bakery

Photo: Breads Bakery

I like carbs more than I like most people. So, when I discovered Breads Bakery I knew we would be a match made in heaven. The place is like a carb palace to end all other bakeries. 

Breads opened several years ago in Union Square and has since expanded to a Bryant Park location. They specialize is all things bread, both sweet and savory. The space is surprisingly large. There are two counters in the long narrow space and plenty of seating. Everywhere you look there are sheet trays full of goodies. The place is always bustling with energy and tons of people pushing carts of pastries and customers ordering their food. Behind the counter on the far end of the bakery is a kitchen that is easily double the size of the front of house space. They have a team of bakers and cooks who work tirelessly to pump out food for catering orders and dining in. 

The selection of food that they offer is staggering. I've been here 20+ times and had them cater plenty of lunches for me at the office- and never once did I have the same thing. As their name suggests, their actual breads are not to be missed. I'm partial to the perfectly baked, eggy challah bread. They do a brilliant shakshuka bread where they drop an egg onto their freshly made bread with either spinach or tomato sauce. I'm not normally a sweets person (we all have our flaws) but I make an exception for Breads. They have chocolaty versions of Jewish classics like flakey babka and sweet rugelach. Rounding out my favorites are their cheesecake jars. Yes, they filled mason jars with cheesecake and fruit which I inhaled until I couldn't breathe anymore. They round out the carb loading with fun weekly specials like cheesecake babka bread. It's evil. Go there. Here’s what we had:

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Address: 18 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003

Phone:(212) 633-2253

www.breadsbakery.com