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Now Available for Pre-Order: The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook


Click on the cover to peek inside the cookbook!

After many requests for our unique recipes, we are thrilled to announce The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook is on its way! At first glance Hot Bread Kitchen may look like many other bakeries. Multigrain sandwich loaves, sourdough batards, baguettes, and Parker House rolls line the glass case up front in the small shop. But so, too, do sweet Mexican conchas, rich m’smen flatbreads, mini bialys sporting a filling of caramelized onion, and chewy Indian naan. In fact, the breads are as diverse as the women who bake them—because the recipes come from their homelands.

Hot Bread Kitchen is a bakery that employs and empowers immigrant women, providing them with the skills to succeed in the culinary industry. The tasty corollary of this social enterprise is a line of authentic breads you won’t find anywhere else. Featured in some of New York City’s best restaurants and carried in dozens of retail outlets across the country, these ethnic gems can now be made at home with The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook.

Pre-order your copy from IndieBoundAmazon, Barnes & Noble or your local independent retailer, and be the first to enjoy our favorite breads from your home oven in October.



Visit Us at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Visit us at the Summer Fancy Food Show, North America’s largest specialty food trade show, Sunday, June 28 through Tuesday, June 30th in the North Hall Landing. Joining the Hot Bread Kitchen team are seven of HBK Incubates‘ most promising food brands:




Where to Buy: Memorial Day Guide

P1100150While it may still be chilly in NYC, we’re ready to warm up for summer barbecues with our versatile burger and hot dog buns. Find them at our Greenmarket locations and the following retail locations:

New York

Dean & Deluca (Soho only)

Forager’s Market (Chelsea only)

Good Eggs

Green Grape Provisions

Park Slope Food Co-op

Whole Foods Albany

Whole Foods Brooklyn

Whole Foods Bowery

Whole Foods Chelsea

Whole Foods Columbus Circle

Whole Foods Jericho

Whole Foods Lake Grove

Whole Foods Manhasset

Whole Foods Midtown East

Whole Foods TriBeCa

Whole Foods Union Square

Whole Foods Upper East Side

Whole Foods Upper West Side

Whole Foods White Plains

Whole Foods Yonkers


Whole Foods Danbury

Whole Foods Darien

Whole Foods Fairfield

Whole Foods Greenwich

Whole Foods Milford

New Jersey

Whole Foods Edgewater

Whole Foods Marlboro

Whole Foods Middletown

Whole Foods Millburn-Union

Whole Foods Morristown

Whole Foods Montclair

Whole Foods Paramus

Whole Foods Rose City

Whole Foods Ridgewood

Whole Foods West Orange

Support talented women this Mother’s Day

Honor your Mom and all of the important work that mothers do by supporting Hot Bread Kitchen’s bakery training program.

Our bakery is a unique place: not only because our trainees hail from twenty countries around the world, but also because 65% of our bakers are mothers, many of them single moms, striving to improve their economic conditions and provide for their families.

By helping a mother launch her career, you are investing in more than just her; you are supporting her children and buoying her entire community.

Your gift supports talented women like Inci and Kaoutar pursue their passion for the culinary arts  and build a secure financial future for themselves and their children:

Meet Hot Bread Kitchen's Graduates from Hot Bread Kitchen on Vimeo.

Thank you for your support. Your generous investment is changing the lives of low-income women and their families!

Tortilla Day at Union Square Greenmarket

Tortilla DemoIn time for Cinco de Mayo, join us for a tortilla-making demo with Union Square Greenmarket on Friday, May 1st from 11a-1p. Learn how we make our traditional nixtamal corn tortillas from scratch using local ingredients and even take a spin on our original corn mill–a bike!

Spotted on Epicurious


This year, Epicurious has you covered for Cinco de Mayo. Their team got an early start to join us at our Harlem bakery and learn our best tortilla tips and tricks. Follow their slideshow to make  your own delicious corn tortillas or snap them up at our Greenmarket locations. Happy eating!

Now Available: Irish Soda Bread


In time for the chilliest of winter days, our seasonal Irish soda bread is now available through Tuesday, March 17th. Enjoy our currant-studded rendition with a pat of butter or the caraway loaves with warm soups and stews. Each loaf is offered in 5 oz and 16 oz sizes.

Find these breads in Greenmarkets and select retailers:

Not in New York City? Sample both breads by shopping online.

Snowstorm Juno Closures

Due to snowstorm Juno, Hot Bread Kitchen’s administrative offices and Almacen will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. Both have reopened as of 9am Wednesday, January 28th. Wednesday Greenmarkets are operating as usual.

Happy snow day!

Holiday Hours

Due to the upcoming holidays, there are several changes to our retail hours. As always, you can find our products at select retailers across New York City. Please contact these locations individually as hours may vary.

Wednesday, December 24th

Hot Bread Almacen – OPEN: 9am-12pm

Union Square – OPEN: 8am-6pm

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza – CLOSED

Thursday December 25th

Hot Bread Almacen – CLOSED

Friday December 26th

Hot Bread Almacen – CLOSED

Union Square – OPEN: 8am-6pm

Saturday, December 27th

Hot Bread Almacen – CLOSED

Fort Greene Park – OPEN: 8am-3pm

Greenpoint/McCarren Park – OPEN: 8am-3:30pm

Sunnyside – OPEN: 8am – 4pm

Tribeca – OPEN: 8am – 2:30pm

Sunday, December 28th

Jackson Heights – OPEN: 8am-3pm

Columbia – OPEN: 8am – 4:30pm

79th Street – OPEN: 8am-5pm

Monday & Tuesday, December 29-30th

Hot Bread Almacen – OPEN: 9am-4:30pm

Wednesday, December 31st

Hot Bread Almacen – OPEN: 9am-12pm

Union Square – OPEN: 8am-6pm

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza – CLOSED

Thursday, January 1st

Hot Bread Almacen – CLOSED


Last Chance for Christmas Orders!


It’s not too late for holiday stollen or Global Bread Boxes! Order by 12pm on Saturday, December 20th to ensure Christmas delivery.


All orders placed after December 20th will be shipped the following Monday, December 29th.