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Amy's Bread

Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.742228 -74.004508
at 16th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-462-4338 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes, Gourmet Shops/Produce
Photo by Carina Salvi

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Official Website

amysbread.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 7:30am-8pm; Sat, 8am-7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.; 1, 2, 3 at 14th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Profile

In the morning, the counter is piled high with a variety of loaves in different shapes and sizesyou’ll find a large, freeform, crusty, rustic Italian; a country white batard; an S-shaped semolina embedded with black sesame seeds; and long twists of cinnamon raisin. By the end of the day, the pickings are slimmera tribute to the popularity and an assurance that the goods are baked daily. Though the original Hell’s Kitchen location (established in 1992) maintains the cozy feel of a cafe, the bakery's Chelsea Market headquarters lacks that quaint warmth despite small round tables and wrought-iron bakers’ racks. Still, it's here that you can watch bakers work through picture windows along the market's hallway. Furthermore, the shops act as lunch destinations serving individual quiches, pizza, and pre-made sandwiches. Though owner Amy Scherber's creations can't compete with Sullivan Street, Bouley or Balthazar, her flavorings are distinct: rosemary, black olive, potato-onion-dill, and the one that made her famous, a slightly sweet golden semolina with raisins and fennel. With the addition of her snazzy digs on Bleecker, Amy's Bread now triples its claim as a reliable neighborhood place to break bread.

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