Breads Bakery

Restaurants , Bakeries Union Square
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Breads Bakery
Photograph: Courtesy Breads Bakery

Loaf legend Uri Scheft—the brains behind Tel Aviv's Lehamim Bakery—brings his dough-kneading talents to Union Square with this 9,000-square-foot bakeshop. Grab one of 25 seats for a warm chocolate croissant or take out a box of the baked treats if you don't want strangers to see you licking chocolate off your fingers. You can also pick up a range of breads, including Danish ryes, fresh focaccia and crusty baguettes.


Venue name: Breads Bakery
Address: 18 E 16th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and Union Sq West
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm; Sat, Sun 8am-7pm
Transport: Subway: F, M to 14th St; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average baked good: $6.50. AmEx, MC, V
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Jaime B
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You cannot go wrong with Breads Bakery. Everything here is spot-on, from simpler baguettes to more decadent pastries. Breads probably has the most delicious babka n the whole city. And the almond croissants, generally my favorite thing ever, are incredible. You can definitely buy beautiful, intricate loaves of bread here. The cheese breads are flaky, light and airy with just the right amount of sharp cheese baked on top. Breads Bakery also has a really well-priced café (and it's right near Union Square, so you can take everything to-go if you want to sit in the park). A smoked salmon sandwich for $7.50? Yes please.


Breads Bakery is what dreams are made of. From the second you step into the store, the amazing smell overwhelms you, and you just know that you cannot go wrong. Every single item here is delicious, but let's cut to the chase and get to what this Israeli bakery does best: Babka. 

If you are not familiar with Babka, you better head to Breads Bakery NOW. It is basically the most delicious dessert, a mix between a loaf of bread and a sweet cake. Breads offers different flavors, all of which are yummy af, but do yourself a favor an order a loaf of Nutella Chocolate Babka.

That's all. Thank me later.

Dana C

The smell alone is intriguing enough for anyone to enter. They give out free samples of their chocolate babka, which is to die for (coming from someone who doesn't really like chocolate)! They also have cute little sandwiches for breakfast, which are all delicious. It's a great place for coffee and a pastry or a light breakfast with a friend or colleague.


Breads Bakery is a welcome edition to a bakery less neighborhood. Since they opened, I have tried everything in the store. The breads and pastries are just plain delicious and everyday there is something new to taste. It is reminiscent of an old world bakery with the innovation of the present time. I give Breads Bakery 5 Stars. Welcome to Gramercy.