Eater: A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem


The inimitable Robert Sietsema leads Eater readers on a food tour of El Barrio, with a shout out to Hot Bread Kitchen!…


Zagat: 12 Superheroes of the NYC Dining Scene

Zagat Superheroes

We’ve always suspected Hot Bread Kitchen founder and CEO Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez to be a superhero, and Zagat confirmed it. Her superpower? Offering opportunities to women with barriers to entering the workforce.…


Jessamyn and Lauren Bush on Empathy and Socially Conscious Business

Subrosa Applied Empathy 2

Jessamyn joined Lauren Bush of FEED Projects in a conversation at Sub Rosa as part of their Applied Empathy series, to discuss their paths to entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

“It’s shocking how little it costs to do good,” Lauren said. Jessamyn noted that entrepreneurs are drawn to HBK Incubates because …


Beat the Heat: Bread Salads from Around the World

O Magazine Panzanella

It’s hot out there: skip the cooking and mix up a fresh, cold salad using leftover bread. Jessamyn shared four recipes for bread salads inspired by different cultures with Oprah Magazine. The recipe is simple: day-old bread, an abundance of fresh veggies, a bright acidic note, protein and crunch …


Serious Eats Special Sauce

Serious Eats

Serious Eats’ Ed Levine and Jessamyn go way back. They first met eight years ago, when Ed discovered Jessamyn and her mother selling handmade tortillas at a tiny farmers market in West Harlem. Since then, he’s become obsessed with our bialys (which he calls the very best in New York), …


How to Pronounce M’smen


When our friends at GrowNYC approached us to tell a Greenmarket story as part of their 40th anniversary celebration, we knew we had to talk about m’smen.

Our relationship with GrowNYC has supported Hot Bread Kitchen’s growth. When founder Jessamyn Rodriguez launched Hot Bread Kitchen out of her home, …