Harlem EatUp! Kickoff Event at HBK Incubates

HBK Incubates was honored to host the Citi Market Challenge kick-off event for Harlem EatUp! on Tuesday, March 28.  The event featured a high-stakes cook off between three up-and-coming Harlem restaurants — Belle Harlem, Harlem Pizza Co., and Tsion Cafe — judged by a panel of culinary experts …


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

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

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

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’ 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), …