Life just got a lot better for uptown hounds who love Italian-style breads. Grandaisy, the Sullivan Street Bakery spin-off, opened its second shop a couple of weeks ago at 72nd and Broadway.
Expect some of New York’s best filone, pugliese, and olive loaves, as well as excellent ciabatta and pane integrale; “if you love bread, this will be the place for you,” promises nativeNYer. Beyond bread, hounds have fallen hard for Grandaisy’s pizzas, including potato, mushroom, and a wonderful bianca, agreeably salty and olive oil–y. Also recommended: panini (e.g., egg-asparagus-Asiago, bresaola-arugula-Parmesan) and the appealing lineup of sweets, among them biscotti, fruit tarts, and cookies, including a knockout peanut butter sandwich.
Grandaisy Bakery [Upper West Side]
176 W. 72nd Street (at Broadway), Manhattan