We had the honor of sitting down with Amy Sherber to discuss her business. Amy gave us some insight on her studies in marketing and economics in college. She never pictured herself working in culinary arts back then. When Amy's Bread first opened, she did not expect it to get so big. She described her first store front as very small. The rent was cheap and there were no risks whatsoever. However, today she sees a lot more competition in the industry. For example, there is a Starbucks on every corner, serving many of the same items as Amy's, just not as fresh of course. Amy exclaimed that she has seen a lot of change and contrast in NYC bakeries in the past few years, with everyone offering similar things on their menus. She ended on a positive note, to always follow your passion.
Amy's is obviously most known for their bread. They offer a wide selection each day. As we photographed behind the counter, many customers asked about their bread and seemed to be huge fans of it.
Amy insisted we tried her favorite Peasant Wheat with Toasted Seeds Roll. We have to say, it was fantastic. The seeds gave the roll a great crunch and flavor. We highly recommend this one!
Next, we tried their famous Sticky Bun and Pistachio Bread. Helen told us the braid was her favorite at Amy's, and we completely agree. It was the perfect amount of sweet and savory and super beautiful to photograph.
The bakery offers a variety of sandwiches daily, as well as a Hot Sandwich of the Day. On Tuesday for instance, they have a Meatball Sub on the menu with their homemade meatballs! Awesome, right!?!
This year, Amy's Bread started a new campaign called "Chef Sandwiches For Good". Each month, a renown chef creates a delicious sandwich to be sold at Amy's for one month and one month only. The chef also picks a charity of their liking, and a portion of the proceeds are then donated to that charity. David Bouley has decided to help benefit Tribeca Native for this month's campaign.
His Roasted Chicken with Veggies sandwich consists of all natural chicken breast with roasted red onions, spinach, red bell peppers, rosemary mayo, and fig balsamic on a toasted ciabatta roll. We had the privilege of tasting this masterpiece on its premiere day. It was absolutely incredible! There are so many delicious flavors in each bite and we really enjoyed the sense of freshness we got from the veggies and chicken. We took a few photos, check them out!
Talk about "tasting the rainbow" in a sandwich! There are so many beautiful colors and ingredients present!
So yummy! We highly suggest taking a trip to Amy's Bread. Heres a 3girls tip for you: create a Chelsea Market food tour (with Amy's on your list, of course!) There are so many great pop up shops, sit down restaurants and bakeries throughout the market to indulge in.
How cute are these bags?!? We got to take home some goodies and leftovers in them.
We would like to again give a huge thank you to Amy and Helen for allowing us to come in and shoot their fabulous food. The ambiance of the bakery was spot on, and the staff could not have been more friendly. We hope you found our review helpful and we will have many others on the blog soon! Until then, trust us on this one. Go to Amy's Bread and order their new sandwich! You won't regret it! Don't forget to hashtag your photos to #3girls1plate!