When it comes to delicious food and drink in New York City, the location of said food/drink doesn’t need to be majestic in size in order for people to grasp how tasty the food really is. A hidden gem that i discovered last week is a place that i recommend anyone stopping at in the warmer weather months, as they really exemplify a variety of flavors that each person can find some comfort in. This place is called Amy’s Bread, and has three locations sprawled through Manhattan, with the one in Chelsea Market being highlighted in this write up.
Amy’s Bread, with other locations in Hell’s Kitchen and The Village, is a beautifully done bakery of sorts, filled with fantastically executed sandwiches, cupcakes, breads, pastries, and everything else under the sun. Given that it is not only located inside Chelsea Market, but right down the street from Chelsea Highline, it is a perfect find for your foodie needs if you are on the go and want to walk through the beauty that makes up Chelsea, or if you are on a lunch break and need a satisfying experience to fill you up before you head back to work. Amy’s Bread really has you covered.
I came to discover Amy’s Bread due to a release that was sent to me about Food Network personality and owner of Butter Midtown Alex Guarnaschelli’s love of a particular sandwich that she came up with for the brand. Featuring eggplant, three cheeses, and plum tomatoes, her Eggplant Parmigiano with Fresh Mozzarella is the latest offering in a unique campaign by Amy’s Bread to raise money for good causes. “I really think this is what I would eat for my last meal on Earth,” said Guarnaschelli. “It’s so simple and, when done right, sublime. I cannot stop eating this!”
I stopped by their Chelsea Market location on Thursday, and was treated to a variety of sandwiches that they have custom prepared for me that really sang to my palate in each individual way. Not to mention they are all reasonably priced, and taste way better compared to the conglomerate sandwich shoppes that are unfortunately populating our unique city. One sandwich that I highly recommend is their Tuna Melt, which is made with cheddar cheese and takes only three minutes to grill. The Tuna Melt is really a simple sandwich, but if made correctly can really bring out the flavors of each element of the dish, which they do very well.
Another classic sandwich that I really enjoyed was their Peanut Butter and Jelly on Whole Wheat Bread with unsweetened peanut butter and strawberry preserves. I’ve never had a PB&J heated up before, and I have to say that I really enjoyed the way they prepared this sandwich, given that I am not much of a fan of unsweetened peanut butter, yet the execution really did its job with the heat from the PB and the cooling down of the strawberry preserves. Really a tasty treat to dine on for a great lunch break of sorts.
I also was treated to their delicious line of cupcakes, where black and white was the name of the game. Their Chocolate Cake with Sweet White Icing was simply divine, and a great way to end their meal. They also have some really tasty Lemonade that is made in house and is so sweet and fresh and tart, it will really leave you feeling satisfied throughout the meal.
I recommend that anyone try Amy’s Bread as it is a simply yet very well executed bakery with such a great variety of what makes goods like this so great. For more information, check out their official site.