Considering that the samples I have had in the past were pretty tasteless, at best, and also overpriced, I was surprised to have some good bread from one. Also, the price was high for the product, as usual in all these markets, but the size was more substantial in weight and size to the point it was a small premium, as opposed to a multiple.
I will reveal the vendor later on if there are a few responses. Just do not want to bias anything.
Also, if you could note which breads/bakers from around the city produce loaves you like, I would appreciate it so that I might have a yardstick. I only think a small number of loaves from a few bakeries are worthwhile around town.
Finally, if you are just fascinated with flavored breads, please refrain. Cheese, olives, this, that and the other are not the goal, not that none can be good and, in fact, one of the loaves I sampled that was good was a raisin/nut version. But that is about as far as I go. I am looking for a great baker who makes bread that is flavorful without adding XYZ. Added flavors to a great loaf is the next step.
I don't care if it is organic or not but no fillers or other unnecessary, cheap additives. That is nasty, then again, most of wholly organic loaves have been nasty too.
Any location/day in Manhattan.
Thanks in advance if you have a true example.