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Bread Alone - Rhinebeck, New York

Rural Intelligence FoodFor over a decade, discerning carb lovers in search of artisan breads—French sourdough (levain), whole wheat sourdough (miche), baguettes, challah, peasant bread—have found their way to Bread Alone in Rhinebeck village. There they’ve also found pastries—croissants, danishes, muffins and scones ($2.75 - $3)—all baked fresh daily at the Bread Alone bakery across the river in Boiceville. (There are other branches in Woodstock and Kingston.)

Founder Daniel Leader, a certified organic baker, co-owns this “European-style café” with his wife Sharon Burns-Leader. His latest book, Simply Great Breads, is geared toward home bakers.

Bread Alone gets the basics—coffee, eggs, soups, salads and sandwiches—right. Very right. For those in a whole-grain frame of mind, breakfast options include organic oat cereal with golden raisin, dried plum, flax seed, seasonal fruit and maple syrup ($5). Egg-themed dishes ($4-$10) include Tacos Caseros—scrambled eggs, Mexican chorizo, avocado, salsa roja, lettuce, Cotija cheese and scallion on a corn tortilla ($10); and the Hudson River Breakfast—eggs any style, bacon, potatoes and organic whole grain health toast ($9).  All eggs come from Feather Ridge Farm in nearby Elizaville (Columbia County).

Lunch salads ($4 - $8) are generous. The list of sandwiches ($8-$12) includes such updated classics as turkey and brie with cranberry chutney and watercress ($10); grass fed burgers ($12+); and pulled pork with kimchi, cilantro and gochujang aioli ($10), all between slices of artisanal organic breads.

45 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-3108
Bakery counter: Daily 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dining Room: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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