Yellow Corn Tortillas

Hot Bread Kitchen is more than a bakery.

Hot Bread Kitchen Baking

It’s a social enterprise that enhances the future for foreign-born women while preserving baking traditions.

Za'tr Lavash

We offer fresh breads baked with traditional recipes from around the world. We use local grains and organic ingredients.

Artisan Baking Center

Hot Bread Kitchen makes great bread and builds better lives for people who are an integral part of the city’s future.

Challah Close Up

Can you think of a more satisfying combination?

News & Happenings

Update on East Harlem

Yesterday’s explosion shook our community in East Harlem both literally and figuratively. Our bakery and incubator were no exception. At 9:31am, an explosion destroyed two apartment buildings less than 500 feet from our bakery. We felt the blast shake our facility underneath the Metro North tracks and feared that there had been a trail derailment. Our staff and …continue reading

Spotted us on The Chew?

 The Chew‘s Carla Hall recently stopped by our bakery to learn about Hot Bread Kitchen’s unique social mission and try her hand at making some of our multi-ethnic breads. Our bakers had a great time showing her to braid challahs and press fresh corn tortillas. Curious about how you can get involved? You can support …continue reading

Our seasonal Irish Soda Bread is here!


Available now through March 19th, Hot Bread Kitchen’s is baking up savory and sweet versions of Irish Soda Bread. This biscuit-y treat makes a perfect breakfast spread with your favorite Irish butter or a hearty dinner alongside a warm stew. This season, try our sweet (chockfull of currants) and savory (made with a generous dash …continue reading

N.Y. Immigrants Find They Can Earn Bread And Butter From Baking


NPR’s “The Salt” took a peek inside our East Harlem bakery recently and spoke with bakers from our program. Says Nancy, “My grandmother would be so happy and proud that I’m carrying on her recipe and the Mexican tradition.” Read the full article here.

Our Awards and Accolades

2009 NYC Small Business of the Year Snail of Approval, Slow Food NYC Echoing Green Recipient of the 2007 Eileen Fisher Grant for Women Entrepreneurs