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Orwasher's Bakery

Editors' Pick
Our Tip An over 90-year-old bakery with some great, uncommon breads. Wine breads, ryes, and sourdoughs are very nice.
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Good Bread: Orwasher's

Good Bread: Orwasher's

In 2007, the family sold to Keith Cohen, a baker who started his career at Tribeca Oven. Keith kept the old ryes and pumpernickels and developed his own line of delicious artisan breads.

Embracing the Dark Side of NYC Bread

Embracing the Dark Side of NYC Bread

My general bread-buying rule of thumb is the darker the better. Dark breads tend to have more flavor a more pleasing chew and a better nutritional profile. So here's a roundup of some of my favorite dark breads, both old and new.

How a New York Bakery Engineered its French Baguette

How a New York Bakery Engineered its French Baguette

New York's baguette bakers like to play with their bread: Prosciutto, Parmesan and picholine baguettes! Kosher baguettes! Buckwheat baguettes! Big, soft, and crappy baguettes! So last summer, Keith Cohen of Orwasher's had a radical concept. What about making the best possible real French baguettes?

Where to Buy Awesome Jelly Doughnuts for Hanukkah in New York

Where to Buy Awesome Jelly Doughnuts for Hanukkah in New York

From a textbook version stuffed with apricot jam at hot Union Square bakery Breads to a not-quite-sufganiyah-but-still-awesome blood orange curd doughnut at Bed Stuy's beloved Dough, here's our guide to finding your ideal fritter this holiday season.

Where to Get Rugelach in New York City

Where to Get Rugelach in New York City

New York City's rugelach offerings are as diverse as the city itself. We visited 14 of the most recommended bakeries and found some real gems that would be perfect for a snack or your holiday table.

Where to Buy the Best Macaroons in New York City

Where to Buy the Best Macaroons in New York City

Macaroons in New York City are arguably as celebrated and as critiqued as the classic dollar pizza slice. They come in all shapes and sizes; some made with coconut, some with nuts, some formed into sandwiches with cream fillings. As Passover approached, we set out to find New York's best coconut macaroons. Here are our results.