All Germans will agree with me when I say: it is not easy to get good bread in the US. Luckily I have lived here long enough to know my few spots where to get bread that actually has a good crust and a nice sourdoughy inside. I am happy that I can add another location to my very short list of good bakeries. It is called „Landbrot“ and is located on 7th Avenue South in the West Village.
The comfortable interior is an unusual combination of bakery and bar. After noon the New York laws allow „Landbrot“ to sell a selection of German beers.
The owner of „Landbrot“ is German and has decorated his bakery/bar with a winky eye for detail. Their bakery offers a wide variety of German traditional foods, from „Berlin Brot“ to „Bear Paws“ to pretzels. My personal favorite was the „Apple Strudel“, which is made how my mom would bake it, if she ever baked.
I was happily surprised to find out that „Landbrot“ actually bakes their goods in the same building, fresh every day.
For lunch and dinner „Landbrot“ also serves a full menu of sausages, flatbreads, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
So if you are visiting New York and miss the good crunch of a German bread, you should visit „Landbrot“. They have a second location in the Lower East Side on Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton.