Incredibly Cheap Eats: Parisi Bakery’s Sesame Seed Loaf


In this town, good bread is expensive. (Just try to buy a loaf at the farmer’s market for under $3.) The fact that Parisi’s large sesame seed loaf is $2 is only one reason to love it–others include the fact that it is defiantly, unfashionably puffy white, shot through with airy holes; the way the crust crackles deliciously under your teeth; and its sweetish, yeasty, full-on bready flavor that you almost forgot existed.

290 Elizabeth Street, 212-460-8750; 198 Mott Street, 212-226-6378