Announcements

Snowstorm Juno Closures

Due to snowstorm Juno, Hot Bread Kitchen’s administrative offices and Almacen will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. Both are expected to reopen on Wednesday, January 28th at 10am. Wednesday Greenmarket hours will be announced on Tuesday morning and updated here.

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!

Christmas-Delivery

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:

WHOLE FOOD BOWERY

95 East Houston Street (at Chrystie Street), Manhattan, NY
(212)-420-1320

WHOLE FOODS CHELSEA

250 7th Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets), Manhattan, NY
(212)-924-5969

WHOLE FOODS COLUMBUS CIRCLE

10 Columbus Circle (between 8th and 9th Avenues), Manhattan, NY
(212)-823-9600

WHOLE FOODS TRIBECA

270 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY
(212)-349-6555

WHOLE FOODS UNION SQUARE

4 Union Square East (between Broadway and University Place), Manhattan, NY
(212)-673-5388

WHOLE FOODS UPPER WEST SIDE

808 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan, NY
(212)-222-6160

WHOLE FOODS YONKERS

1 Ridgehill Blvd, Yonkers, NY
(914)-378-8090

Let the summer of grilling begin.

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Just in time for Memorial Day, find Hot Bread Kitchen burger & hot dog buns, sliders, and lobster rolls at our Greenmarket locations across New York City, Whole Foods Market stores throughout the tri-state (call first for availability), and other fine retailers around the city, including the Park Slope Food Co-op.

Not ready to break out the grill? Visit our friends at L&W Oyster CompanyButtermilk ChannelCorner SocialCity BakeryMesa CoyocanThe Pierre, and The Wayfayer to get your burger fix.

Celebrating Women with the New York Women’s Foundation

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On May 8th, our staff joined the New York Womens’ Foundation at their annual breakfast to celebrate the hard work being done across New York City to empower women and girls. We are excited to announce that among this year’s honorees was Hot Bread Kitchen’s founder & CEO, Jessamyn W. Rodriguez. Read the rest of this entry »

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 the staff of La Marqueta were the first on the scene; they arrived before the fire department to assist rubble-covered victims escape further harm.

Throughout the day our staff worked to support rescue efforts: giving out particle masks, helping disseminate information, and anything else that the community needed. In the bakery, the staff prepared for utility shutdowns and delivery contingencies. By 3:00pm, with everyone accounted for, we closed the bakery.

You don’t hire staff because of their courage or deep humanity–it already takes a special team to do what we do–but I learned yesterday that we have some incredibly heroic individuals on staff and am proud of how they responded.

Today our heart goes out to the East Harlem community. Many of us live in the neighborhood and all of us are friends with those who do. Hot Bread Kitchen will continue to support our neighbors and first responders that will be working here in the weeks and months ahead.

At 6:00am this morning we started baking again; fresh breads were delivered at 10:15am. The bread doesn’t wait, and, in light of disaster, sometimes continuing as normal is the only choice.

Our admin offices are closed today, Thursday, March 13, as is Hot Bread Almacen. While we return to normal after yesterday’s events, please reach out to staff by email and stay apprised of new developments by following us on Facebook or Twitter. We anticipate reopening tomorrow, Friday, March 14th.

Thank you to our friends, supports, and customers for the outpouring of support.

With a heavy heart,

Jessamyn

Our seasonal Irish Soda Bread is here!

P1090926Available 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 of caraway seeds) available in two sizes at New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Whole Foods or your local NYC Greenmarket.

Thank You to Our WBB Crowdrise Supporters!

Thank You CrowdriseJust last week Hot Bread Kitchen wrapped up our first ever Women Bake Bread Scholarship Campaign–our first effort to raise money through individual donors.  In two months, we were able to raise over $47,000 that will help Hot Bread Kitchen leverage the talents of immigrant women to create the next generation of female leaders in the baking industry. On behalf of our staff, Board, and most importantly, our bakers, thank you to everyone who helped us make the dreams of the women we serve a reality. Each dollar raised will make it possible for new baking trainees to develop skills in commercial production, ESL, and management  through Hot Bread Kitchen’s intensive training.

With the support of individuals like you, Hot Bread Kitchen has transformed from a small start-up into the thriving organization and full-service bakery that it is today. Given the overwhelming enthusiasm demonstrated during this campaign, there is no doubt that we are well on our way achieving our goal of training 80 women per year in New York City.

Together we are reshaping the food industry, building new futures for the diverse group of women in our programs, and br-educating New York City one loaf at a time. Again, our sincerest thanks for making the work we do possible.

Launching Today: Women Bake Bread Scholarship Campaign

Gail CCI am writing to share with you exciting news, Hot Bread Kitchen is launching a Crowdrise fundraiser, our first-ever crowd sourced campaign to support the Women Bake Bread Scholarship. This program will allow you to directly support low-income immigrant women enrolled in our baking training program. Over the next eight weeks, we will work to raise $100,000 to support the professional development of immigrant women through two potential ways of giving: click “donate” below to directly contribute, or select “start a fundraiser” to create your own dedicated page and inspire your friends to give.

        DONATE                    START A FUNDRAISER

Our Board Members including Christina Tosi, Mark Fiorentino and Joanne Wilson have already started fundraisers. Whether you donate or start a fundraiser, you will be helping us to improve the lives of the women enrolled in our baking training program and change the face of the culinary industry. Plus, you will have the opportunity to win great prizes, like brunch with Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons. For more information, or help setting up your fundraising page, email molly-at-hotbreadkitchen.org

Thank you in advance,
Jessamyn W. Rodriguez
C.E.O & Founder
Hot Bread Kitchen