I'm looking for a reliable spot to buy Balthazar's multigrain boule (preferably), or their pain de seigle. Looks like Whole Foods on 97/Columbus only gets 3 loaves at a time and they are always sold out by the time I get there. The Harlem Fairway is even worse, if they have Balthazar at all. Any suggestions for someplace btw 96 and 116?
IMHO Balthazar is far better than anything else found in the grocery stores. They have piles of Bread Alone at Whole Paycheck, but it's pre-sliced with both soggy crust and dry crumb. WF is also often sold out of Pain d'Avignon, which is about the only alternative I'll (reluctantly) settle for.