Fall Pastries

Fall Pastry Line Up

We’re fully ready for fall flavors here at the bakery even as temperatures continue to defy the season.

We take our inspiration from the deep and complex tones of cooler weather. Think apple, fig, cranberry, and almond. As with the leaves to come, shades of red, plum, and cream take over the cold case in the cafes.

Consider this line-up for your fall gathering. Pairs well with hot cider, scarves, and pumpkins


Plum Frangipane Tart

Plum Frangipane Tart

A nutty almond frangipane cake topped with blistered tart plums. Our housemade plum jam adds a layer of fruity sweetness.

Fall Pastry Mix

Cranberry Apple Entremet

Cranberry Apple Entremet

A layered cake to accompany your layered fall wardrobe. Almond cake, cranberry compote, apple jack cremeux and apple mousse are topped with a delicate cranberry glaze.

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Maple Bourbon Pecan Cake Side View
Maple Bourbon Pecan Cake

Maple Bourbon Pecan Cake

A maple-forward buttercream envelope our classic buttermilk cake. Hints of bourbon warm you from the inside out.


Caramel Apple Macaron

Caramel Apple Macaron

An adult-friendly version of this nostalgic treat. Best eaten with a piping hot cup of Irving Farm coffee.

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Chocolate Chai Verrine 2
Chocolate Chai Verrine

Chocolate Chai Verrine

A double mousse treat: milk chocolate chai and white chocolate cinnamon are topped with crunchy candied walnuts.


Fig & Goat Cheese Tart

Fig & Goat Cheese Tart

Subtle fresh figs sit atop a honey-goat cheese custard and a traditional sucre pastry shell.

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Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

A thin layer of gianduja hazelnut praline is topped with a white chocolate caramel ganache and a dark chocolate mousse for a deeply chocolate tart.


Butterscotch Eclair

Butterscotch Eclair

Handmade butterscotch sauce is whipped into a classic pastry cream for a lightly sweet petite treat.

Warm Weather Treats

Summer Pastry List

Just ahead of the official start of summer comes a fresh roster of pastries. Inspired by the smell of sunscreen and searing-hot days in the Catskill Mountains, we tap into the bounty of summer berries and the high contrast flavors of lime, coconut, and of course, chocolate.

Find us enjoying these treats ashore swimming holes with a steep glass of sun tea. The full line-up is available at all four cafes through the middle of September.


S'more Tart

S'mores Tart

We bring the fire pit to you. Toasted marshmallow meringue meets Harper McCaw milk chocolate custard in this grown-up twist on a nostalgic summertime treat.

Marshmallow Meringue

Summer Berry Charlotte

Summer Berry Charlotte

Pillowy layers of blackberry mint, blueberry lemon, and raspberry lime are set between buttermilk cake and a ladyfinger top. Pairs well with straw hats and corkbed sandals.

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Raspberry Tart

 

Raspberry Tart

Fresh raspberries sit atop a salty, brown-butter filling with a classic sucree shell. We love this treat for its minimalism, yet it doesn't skimp on the flavor. 


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Cherry Champagne Macaron

Cherry Champagne Macaron

We’ll take any excuse to have some bubbly, even tucked into a creamy treat. We fill these beet-colored macaron shells with a champagne white chocolate ganache and a tart surprise within (hint: it’s fresh cherry jam)!


Key Lime Tart

Key Lime 

Tart

 

Cut through the humidity with piquant key lime custard set in a buttery graham cracker crust. Best served after your grilled vegetables and before your nightcap. But no shame if you choose #dessertfirst!


Frasier Verrine

Frasier Verrine

Milky mascarpone cream, buttermilk cake, and fresh strawberries are topped with a healthy dollop of bruleed marshmallow meringue. Perfectly portioned to take it with you.

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Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

This creamy coconut cake is made with coconut puree and piped with a generous serving of coconut buttercream. Tiki torches recommended but not required.

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Coconut Flake

Earl Grey Eclair

Earl Grey Eclair

We have a soft spot for this classic French pastry. Floral bergamot pastry cream make this treat (dare we say) reminiscent of fruity pebbles in the best possible way.

The Summer of Savory

Summer Savory Menu

We recognize the irony here, but despite our name we are more than just bread alone. We feature a robust savory breakfast and lunch menu at each of our four cafe locations. Our foods highlight some of the best flavors and producers of the Hudson Valley. And of course, avocados.

Take a peek at each cafe menu here, or place your order for pick-up. While you’re in the cafe, grab a brew from Irving Farm or a refreshing ginger elixir soda from friends ImmuneSchein.

Below are some of our favorite eats.


Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted broccoli, black olives, pickled red onion, walnut pesto, on focaccia


Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Avocado, marinated cherry tomatoes, basil vinaigrette, sprouts, red pepper flake, sea salt, on organic pain au levain

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Salmon Works on Rye

Salmon Works on Rye

 

Smoked salmon, horseradish-caper-dill cream cheese, cucumber, tomato, red onion, sprouts, on organic rye sourdough


Ham Egg and Cheese

Ham, Egg, & Cheese

Eggs over well, grilled ham, Adirondack cheddar, pimenton aioli, on an organic sesame bagel

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Kale & Beet

Kale & Beet

Baby kale, beets, cucumber, roasted broccoli, marinated cherry tomato, arugula, pickled red onion, sesame seed, parsley tahini dressing, with organic pain au levain


Turkey Cubano

Turkey Cubano Style

Turkey, Adirondack cheddar, pickled mustard seed sauce, coleslaw, pickled relish, on pressed organic ciabatta


Bacon, Egg, & Arugula

Bacon, Egg, & Arugula

Eggs over well, marinated cherry tomatoes, Jacüterie bacon, on organic pain au levain sourdough


Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

Adirondack cheddar, onion, mustard, on pressed organic pain au levain

Coming Soon: Solar Ground Array

At our Solar Launch Party on Saturday April 29th, we raised $1,418 for our friends over at the Kingston Land Trust. We also announced 3 initiatives to further our sustainability work at the bakery. Read about our other two initiatives here and here.

 
Ground Array
 

Our 196k array on the roof was a great first step into our commitment for 100% renewable energy. But we’ve got a big parking lot here at the bakery, and we are pleased to announce our intention to cover it with solar canopies -- ground mount structures that we’ll cover with more solar modules. Initial design points to an additional 150kw of solar capacity for the bakery. We will keep everyone posted on this exciting project as we push forward.

 
 Solar canopies over at friends Whole Foods Gowanus. Image source Solarie. 

Solar canopies over at friends Whole Foods Gowanus. Image source Solarie. 

 

1% for the Planet

At our Solar Launch Party on Saturday April 29th, we raised $1,418 for our friends over at the Kingston Land Trust. We also announced 3 initiatives to further our sustainability work at the bakery. Read about our other two initiatives here and here

 
1% for the planet
 

We are proud to announce our partnership with 1% for the Planet, an organization created by Patagonia Founder Yvonne Choinnard that inspires businesses and individuals to tackle the ecologic challenges facing the world. With this commitment, we will be contributing 1% of revenue for our most popular products to support environmental solutions.

100% Committed

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At our Solar Launch Party on Saturday April 29th, we raised $1,418 for our friends over at the Kingston Land Trust. We also announced 3 initiatives to further our sustainability work at the bakery. Read about our other two initiatives here and here.

 
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First off, we are proud to announce our partnership with 100% Committed. This means that Bread Alone will source 100% of our energy from renewable resources by 2030! And we promise that we will move much faster than that. We’re already well on our way with our new solar install on the roof.

100% Committed is a campaign created by the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore’s non-profit that is driving global change to solve the climate crisis. Check out link in profile to learn more and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to ask questions about our experience.

Baked by the Sun

 
Panels on the Roof
 

On Earth Day 2017 we pledged to build a solar array on the roof of our bakery. On Earth Day 2018 we are thrilled to announce that our 196KW array is operational, capturing energy from the sun to help bake our organic breads.

This project reflects the values that have sustained Bread Alone since 1983. Deep commitment to people and planet, through our support of organic agriculture and our daily actions running the business. But it also marks a new commitment for the future, dedicating more energy than ever before to sustaining both our communities and our natural resources.

Because the need is there, and it is acute. Right here at home in NY, winter temperatures are 4.5 degrees higher than just 50 years ago. Very heavy precipitation events are up 70%. Sea level in NY Harbor is likely to increase by 2.5 feet by 2050, and 6 feet by 2100.

Through our decisions every day -- choosing the things to support and not support -- and long-term commitments -- investing in the resources to sustain our future -- we can and will tackle the ecologic challenge that faces us, right here at home and around the world.

Thanks to each and every one of you that supports and business and allows us to do our work. We are more motivated than ever before to do well with our daily actions, and we strive to inspire others to do the same.

Break Bread, Make Peace!

Sharon, Dan, and Nels

 

Hello Spring, We're So Glad You're Here

Spring 2018 Pastry

We know that winter is still hanging on in some parts of the northeast. But we can't help ourselves; it is officially spring after all. Let us help you shake off those winter coats with our spring pastry line-up. We have seven indulgent new items available exclusively in the cafes. 


St. Honore

St. Honoré

Classic profiteroles meets buttery caramel. We'll take three.


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Chocolate Almond Toffee Tart

Need we say more.

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Carrot Cake Entremet & Petit Gâteau

 

White chocolate cream cheese mousse atop a carrot custard atop a pistachio cinnamon cake. #treatyourself


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Black Forest Cake

Get lost in a classic. Rich chocolate cake, kirsch cream, & candied cherries.

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Mango Tart

Sucre shell with mango curd and mango hibiscus gelée. This tart takes us straight to the tropics. No plane ticket required.

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Apricot Rice Pudding Verrine

Comforting rice pudding with a tart apricot custard top. 

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Chocolate Avocado Macaron

Chocolate macaron shell with a white chocolate avocado filling. Pair with a milky macchiato.