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.

Holiday Gifts Are Here!


stollen-mark-upLooking for the perfect Christmas morning (or anytime) treat?

Try our nutty, fruit-filled holiday stollen. Made in the traditional German Dresden style with homemade marzipan, house-cured dried fruits, and an all-natural dusting of snow sugar. Available online, our Greenmarket locations, and the following Whole Foods Market locations:


95 East Houston Street (at Chrystie Street), Manhattan, NY


250 7th Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets), Manhattan, NY


10 Columbus Circle (between 8th and 9th Avenues), Manhattan, NY


270 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY


4 Union Square East (between Broadway and University Place), Manhattan, NY


808 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan, NY


1 Ridgehill Blvd, Yonkers, NY

Picadillo Turkey Tacos

Picadillo-TurkeyIf you’re anything like us, you relish in Thanksgiving leftovers as much as the main event. Snap up our Heritage Corn Tortillas, and set aside a few extra pumpkin pie spices and choice pieces of turkey for these picadillo turkey tacos, adapted from the New York Times.



  • 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound shredded turkey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon medium-hot chili powder (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  •  Salt to taste
  • 1 tart apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 12 Heritage Corn Tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (about 6 ounces)
  •  Salsa and crumbled queso fresco as desired


1. Pulse the canned tomatoes with juice in a food processor fitted with the steel blade until puréed. Set aside.

2. Heat the canola oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat and add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until it is fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the shredded turkey. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook, then stir in the pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves and raisins and stir together for 1 minute.

3. Add the puréed tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and salt to taste, and bring to a simmer. Simmer 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often. Add the apple, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and meaty. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

4. Cover the cabbage with cold water and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain and spin dry.

5. Warm a dry skillet over high heat. Place tortillas in the pan one at a time and heat for 30 seconds on each side until pliable. Spoon the picadillo onto each one. Top with shredded cabbage, garnish with salsa and crumbled queso fresco if desired, and serve.

Where to Buy: Thanksgiving Guide


We’re Thanksgiving ready! Are you?

Find Hot Bread Kitchen’s parkerhouse rolls and other breads at 16 locations across New York City, and Whole Foods Market stores across New York state, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Store products and availablity may vary; please call directly to confirm product offerings.

NYC Stores:

Dag Hammarskjold Greenmarket

Dean & Deluca (SoHo only)


Forager’s City Market (DUMBO only)

Harlem Shambles

Hot Bread Almacen

Good Eggs

Greene Grape Provisions 

Park Slope Food Co-op

Union Square Greenmarket

Whole Foods Market

Thank you — Women Bake Bread is funded!

At midnight last night, Hot Bread Kitchen’s Women Bake Bread Kickstarter completed with $70,995 – 130% over our $54,000 goal! Thanks to the 431 supporters who backed our project and countless others who helped spread the word.

We are overwhelmed with excitement for the two women who will be launching their culinary careers in our bakery training program. And with the additional funds raised by our stretch goal, they and their fellow trainees will be well-equipped with the raw materials in the kitchen. All because of wonderful supporters like you!

With gratitude,

The Hot Bread Kitchen team


Feliz Día de los Muertos

GuaguasPan de muerto, literally “bread of the dead,” is a traditional Mexican sweet bread baked in late October and early November to celebrate Día De Los Muertos. Much like Halloween, the holiday is a joyous celebration of life, as well as an opportunity to remember and honor the deceased. To celebrate, families set up altars in their homes, adorned with flowers and food that are left as offerings to lost loved ones in their homes.


Pan de muerto is central to the celebration, both a treat and a visual reminder of those who have passed. Throughout Ecuador, many celebrate Día De Los Muertos with elaborate and inventive guaguas (pictured above). For the first time, Hot Bread Kitchen is offering our own version, a larger, decorative alternative to our smaller sweet bread.
Find your bread at our Greenmarket locations and Harlem storefront through Sunday, November 2nd.