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Has anyone out there experienced the pizza at sullivan st. and if so what do you think


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How could you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!??

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I would often stop in for some of their flat bread squares with toppings--a wonderful takeaway snack. Mushroom and herb was my favorite. Wouldn't call it pizza, though--and it's hard to compare it directly to restaurant pizzas because you're usually not eating it right out of the oven.

But for what it is trying to be--it is excellent.


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Two of their wonderful seasonal flatbreads are the one with cherry tomatoes and an oregano leaf poked in the bread in a grid pattern[available now!]and the grape and anise seed bread[in the fall].

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The grape and anise bread (is it schiacciata?) is wonderful. I also like their white pizza with potatoes.

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Yes, yes Toby--the potato flatbread was fantastic. I should have mentioned it in my first post as a co-fave.


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And as for bread, I love their filone (I think that's the name -- it's the big one that they'll sell half loaves of); also their seeded loaf.

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Any fans here? I love this place. The pizza is wonderful and I wished they served Pannetone year round...

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As my wife will tell you, I am physically incapable of being on Sullivan street (anywhere on Sullivan will do) without popping in for a couple of slices of pizza. She especially likes the funghi, which I have to say, is to die for.

And the pannetone was/is freakin' awesome.


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In addition to their standard pugliese, which I am always happy to run into at so many of the city's better dining establishments, both locations are now carrying little cookies called lumaca, which NY mag describes as looking "like a rugalach that’s been run over by a bike messenger, but it tastes a lot better than that. Layered with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, raisins, and apricot jam, and possessing a slightly caramelized palmier-like dough, it could easily pass muster on your bubbe’s Hanukkah table." These are way tasty.


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There's a branch of the Sullivan Street bakery in Hell's Kitchen, I believe it's on 47th Street between 11th and 12th. I discovered it recently, and have never been the same since. :smile:

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I would agree that the quality of their breads is remarkable. Their little pizzas are heavenly, the potato pizzetta being my favorite.


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The pizza bianca with pecorino is among the most heavenly delicious things I've ever tasted, especially when it's fresh from the oven. The squeaky, salty cheese is superlative. I like to take home a whole pie and eat it with a little sea salt on top.

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Sullivan street bakery is great! I'm in quite a rut .. every time I go, I get a piece of potato pizza and a pear nectar. And every time, the pizza is as exciting to eat as ever. However, I did have a bad Sullivan Street experience on New Year's Eve .. the potato pizza I got wasn't good! The crust was tough and the potatoes were sort of mealy :( That was true for both a single piece and for the whole pizza I ordered for a party.

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I second the pizza bianca from Sullivan Street Bakery. The only thing that came close was the pizza bianca from a small bakery off Rome's Campo di Fiori. By the way, a few years ago, there was an article in Vogue that talked about replicating the Pizza Bianca, not sure if it was from Steingarten, but supposedly, imported water from Italy was involved. I wonder if there are any eG members who might take up that challenge. Someone from the pastry board perhaps.


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Any way to predict when the pizzas come out of the oven? I like Sullivan but always leave wishing my pizza were warm.


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Balthazar, Pain Quotidian and Sullivan Street Bakery all have products at which they excel in making and with any artisanal product, there's going to be some variation from day to day. It's possible to prefer one bread to another, but I don't know that Balthazar beats Sullivan Street objectively. Those pizze are wonderful, but what I prefer to do is get some of the bianca and top it with something and cheese and put it under the broiler for a minute. Caramelized onions and shaved pecorino cheese may well be my favorite.


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The branch of Ceci-Cela near me carries breads from Sullivan Street. Not pizze, just bread. To paraphrase the prayer/song, "it IS sufficient." :wub::wub: (And the founder is a graduate of the same culinary school I went to. Take that, FCI. :raz:)

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There's a branch of the Sullivan Street bakery in Hell's Kitchen, I believe it's on 47th Street between 11th and 12th. I discovered it recently, and have never been the same since.  :smile:

Are they open on Sunday? I have class near there and a sweet bread would be tasty.

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Their tomato pizza and the mushroom pizza rock. Once in a while they do celery root pizza also. I once had something there but I can't remember the name, it was like a foccacia, but it had little red grapes and rosemary on it! It was quite different and delicious.


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How could you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!??

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The branch of Ceci-Cela near me carries breads from Sullivan Street. Not pizze, just bread. To paraphrase the prayer/song, "it IS sufficient."  :wub:  :wub:  (And the founder is a graduate of the same culinary school I went to. Take that, FCI.  :raz:)

if you're talking about the branch on Chambers Street like i think you are, they do usually have at least the potato pizza, and sometimes they have the zuchinni pizza as well, which i enjoy, along with the mushroom..

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I am glad to see this thread.....I am on the other side of the country but i have been dying to know what Sullivan's breads were really like.

I would consider moving to the city ...just for Sullivan just becuase i am so MAD for for REALLY good bread.

I'd be interested to know what people think of their breads compared to the breads of Acme and The Cheeseboard in Berkley. If anyone would care to comment on that i would love to hear what you have to say. There are some AWESOME bread bakers in northern Calif.

I do look forward to tasting Sullivans bread someday.

I even called and asked if they would overnight me some and they said no. Everytime i look at their website to see the bread porn...it drives me NUTZ!

I know...I'm crazy....BUT!!! LOVE GOOD BREAD! I even heard Mario say once in one of his cooking shows that 'if you cant get good bread where you live...move to somewhere you can!!!'

I SWEAR he was talking to me! HAHAHA!!!

Anyway....i would love to hear your opinions if you have any about the comparison of the the bakeries.

Thanks

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There's a branch of the Sullivan Street bakery in Hell's Kitchen, I believe it's on 47th Street between 11th and 12th. I discovered it recently, and have never been the same since.  :smile:

Are they open on Sunday? I have class near there and a sweet bread would be tasty.

They're on 47th between 10th and 11th, and yes, they're open on Sunday. They also serve Illy coffee for $1, and it's divine.

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