Breads Bakery

18 E 16th St, New York City

4.5

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    07:30 - 20:00

  • Mon

    06:30 - 21:00

  • Tue

    06:30 - 21:00

  • Wed

    06:30 - 21:00

  • Thu

    06:30 - 21:00

  • Fri

    06:30 - 21:00

  • Sat

    06:30 - 20:00

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Reviews

  • Austin Graff

    4
    - 09 September 2018 -

    Breads Bakery is a highly rated bakery just off of Union Square, which has become a tourist area. That's why my wife and I were skeptical about Breads Bakery, but we enjoyed it. It's not a very cute looking bakery, but they focus on making great baked goods. They are known to have the best babka in NYC. Sadly, you can only buy a massive loaf, so we didn't try it, but I very much enjoyed a chocolate croissant and an almond chocolate croissant. There's plenty of seating and they even have a deli in the back that also serves coffee! Unlike many places in NYC, they have public restrooms as well!

  • Shilpa Pinto

    5
    - 04 September 2018 -

    So we happened to be at Union Square Park at lunchtime and decided to give Breads Bakery a try. I understand there is a decent amount of seating in the bakery itself but we decided to enjoy our meal in the park instead. We tried the Tunisian sandwich and the Shaksuka. The Tunisian was a winner! Loaded with tuna, boiled egg, pickled olives, potato and a (unique)red spread/sauce, it is by far one of the best sandwiches I’ve had. And refreshingly different from the usual run-of-the-mill sandwiches available in most places. The Shaksuka was like a mini pizza topped with an entire baked egg. Yum. Did I mention the bread tasted very fresh too? Cannot wait to go there again. Do not miss this place the next time you are in the area!

  • Magdalena 0

    4
    - 26 August 2018 -

    Breads and croissants are consistently well-made, beautiful and fresh. Prices are consistently prohibitive to anyone apart from tourists, people looking for occasional treats or those making less than a corporates salary. Sad that quality food products remain exclusive items. Maybe it’s due to NYC lease rates and the Union Square location ? Let’s hope so... Staff are kind, patient and helpful, in any case.

  • James Moore

    5
    - 10 August 2018 -

    Cool place with some very delicious breads and morning pastries. The almond croissants hit the spot. The also offer sandwiches, coffee and tea. Sometimes the place gets crowded. In the morning they have a coffee pastry special for early risers.

  • F Boyer

    5
    - 05 July 2018 -

    oh where to start! Don't go hunger or you could end up eating 20,000 calories. Items are fresh and diverse. Plenty to choose from. Make sure to check out the whole store before you make your selections. There is more than meets the eye when you first walk in to this cute little place.

  • Max Png

    5
    - 23 March 2018 -

    Without doubt the #1 spot in the city for babka. Their signature offering aside, they also offer a host of other pastries and cookies (worth a try if you happen to arrive too late to snag one of the remaining babkas). The checkout line can get long, but it moves fast and there is an additional cashier in the back past the seating area.

  • John Samson

    5
    - 20 March 2018 -

    Breads has the best bread I have ever eaten. This was the fourth time I have been there and every time I have gotten one of the chocolate Babka's as they as so good. A little bit more expensive than your average bakery, but worth every penny for how amazing the bread is. Along with great bread is great customer service. I will continue to go here for great bread on special occasions.

  • Karen McMillan

    3
    - 19 February 2018 -

    Plain croissants are excellent but over-priced. Buttery, flaky & much will end up on your plate (crumbs) Chocolate are a total ripoff - I ate 3/4 of a croissant before any chocolate was even visible. The bit of chocolate that was present had diminished flavor. Looking for a croissant full of dark chocolate at 1/2 the price (near Union Square) stop by Eden Gourmet any morning or Francesca’s kiosk at local farmers market on Friday.

  • Paula Silverman

    5
    - 05 February 2018 -

    The best bakery in Manhattan! With a Israeli flair! Everything is Fresh buttery and Delicious! Once you try it you'll be hooked! Various locations Lincoln Center, Bryant Park & West 16th Street Try the almond croissants you'll thank me! 😋 I can't walk 🚶 by without having to treat myself! Terrific salads and quick bites too!

  • Silvia Sebben

    4
    - 13 January 2018 -

    Great bakery! Really good pastries. I’m just not giving them 5 stars because their hot chocolate is a literal bomb: it’s so so sweet, I couldn’t finish it. I also thought their cheesecake could be better and a little cheaper (costs 8 dollars!). Other than that, this place is great.

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