an ode to Loaf

No, they’re not new.  But Loaf is good.

a Loaf loaf

In the summer I’m willing to pay people for bread – anything to not have the oven on. Of course, I’m willing to pay for food that I can’t make (as it is frowned upon to just take it…) or for food that looks crazy yummy.  Alright alright, declarative statement, I’ll pay for good food (being especially partial to baked goods…).

Back to Loaf.  Now headquartered at Swallow at 433 Warren, this is a great lunch option.  Swallow is not really an early morning breakfast place, and the Loaf side doesn’t open up until 11am.  So make it lunch, or an afternoon snack.

Loaf lunch

You can also find Loaf at the Hudson Farmers’ Market. Not at 9am.  Maybe 9:30.  But you know what?  It’s worth waiting for.  Grab a loaf for later or whichever smaller baked good that they’re featuring that day.   One Saturday we got these seedy pretzels and they made our lunch magnificent.

Loaf pretzel

I would be so sad if I were gluten-intolerant.

*If you want to get technical, here is the definition of ode.

*Update November 2012: Loaf is now Bonfiglio & Bread, located at 748 Warren Street.


4 responses to this post.

  1. I just blogged about Loaf too. Yesterday – loved their baguette so much that I bought one to take to my friends in Kingston – and a quinoa bread to bring to bring back to NYC (talk about coals to Newcastle). Loaf is good.


    • We at LOAF would like to thank you both for such kind words. It is so nice when your hard work is appreciated. As for Susan, I think we might know each other. My name is Gabriele Gulielmetti, son of Linda Salerno and Paul Gulielmetti. Your face looks very familiar. What a small world.
      Thanks Again,
      LOAF Bakery Hudson
      Gabriele Gulielmetti


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