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Breads Bakery

18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
+1 212-697-1463
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  • Average4%
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“chocolate babka” (57 reviews)
“challah” (12 reviews)
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18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we walked in for a sample tasting of chocolate rugala we were offered a taste of chocolate babka - heavenly - what the angels eat in heaven. The breads, pastries, and cafe offerings in the back make this THE place for healthy delicious entrees...More

Thank Ihor R
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's great that you enjoyed our chocolate babka, pastries, coffee, and other offerings. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again! Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bread Bakery is a well known, upscale kosher bakery right off of Union Square. Its specialities are Jewish baked goods. Its babka, similar to a Danish cake, is delicious and mouth watering with a marble vein of chocolate. It also has an assortment of sufganiyot,...More

Thank seanworc
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We'll always aim for food that is mouth watering and delicious! It's great that you've enjoyed our babka, sufganiyot, and other treats. We'll see you next time! Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We learned about Breads from a local and decided to pop in during a busy lunch. The back of the bakery offers a variety of sandwiches and quiches. We had onion quiche (delicious), mozzarella and tomato sandwich (fantastic) and cauliflower fritters (to die for!!). Wish...More

Thank Jamieodem
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

I'm glad you decided to visit us! Thanks for coming by. It's great that you enjoyed our quiche, sandwich, and cauliflower fritters. We hope you'll get to chance to visit us again one day to try some babka! Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Breads is a fabulous spot for pastries or bread, especially Babka! But they also serve good salads and sandwiches. It’s near Union Square so it can be combined With a farmers market trip. Love it!

Thank LJS13
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

I'm so glad you've enjoyed our babka, salads, and sandwiches! Thanks for coming by to visit -- we'll look forward to next time! Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Got breakfast here before heading in to Central Park. Pastries were so good we had to go back in to take some away with us. Forgotten the name of them but they were stuffed with spinach and feta and potato. Great coffee and friendly fast...More

Thank louisa9910
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Those are the burekas you're talking about, Louisa! I'm so flattered they impressed you enough to come back for more the same day. There's plenty more where that come from, so we hope to see you again very soon! Till next time, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Chocolate babka, egg and cheese croissant, poppy danish.... all were delicious. I was actually sad when I got full and couldn’t eat anymore. Disappointing that the server at the till was rude. It was almost too much of a burden for her to take our...More

Thank Dania E
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dania, I'm so disappointed that you got that impression of our service -- we love what we do and sincerely enjoy serving this community, so I'm sorry that you had that experience. That being said, I'm glad that you found several items that you really...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

First taste of this bakery and it is excellent. Had the chocolate rugelach and the challah and both were terrific. The challah had all different seeds on top and looked as great as it tasted. The rugelach were the best and we cannot wait to...More

Thank shapgo
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Great choices! I'm happy to hear your challah pleased both your eyes and your taste buds and your rugelach were perfect. Looking forward to sharing our babka with you soon! Until then, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness! This babka was amazing! Now I have no claim to being a babka expert but I am an all things sweet expert and this half pastry, half cake invention is amazing! The dark chocolate is a fantastic contrast to the buttery, slightly...More

Thank Sabrina W
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Sabrina, thank you! I'm so happy you loved the chocolate babka, and saying it was basically perfect speaks volumes. I can't wait to welcome you back into the bakery for some more sweet treats. Until then, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My cousin raved about Breads and told me to make sure I go there when in NYC and taste their chocolate babka. We finally made our way there and were not disappointed. What a great bakery with a nice variety of babkas, croissants, rugelahs and...More

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Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

I'm so glad your cousin pointed you in our direction! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed everything. We hope you'll visit again next time you're in the area. Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I love taking out from store and seat in Bryant park and eat . Today was just a beautiful day - eat in the Chabbad Sukka . What a treat . Israeli Salad , cauliflower sandwich -life is good

Thank badbaruch57
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying lunch with us. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Sara Foster, Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-697-1463
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Our bakery believes in artisanal, handmade, traditional baking techniques which is why we have the factory and oven on site. Most of the breads we bake are made with whole grains and go through a slow proofing process, which sharpens and improves the taste. We select only the finest ingredients and, when possible, use natural and organic ingredients. The bakery bakes both sweet and savory items. The cafe serves premium coffee, next to light meals, made from fresh products that just came out of the oven.
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