An update on East Village kosher icon Moishe’s Bake Shop
New bakers are taking over the now-closed Moishe’s Bake Shop at 115 Second Ave., though original owner Moishe Perl may still be involved in “some capacity,” according to EV Grieve. The East Village kosher bakery has been closed since March for renovations, though at first there were rumors that it was closed for good. Yet Perl says the bakery will reopen under new leadership, and once it does, it may have a new name: Formerly Moishe’s.
Openings and closings around the city
A new kosher bakery called Patis Bakery has sprung up on the Upper West Side, located within the lobby of the Arthouse Hotel at 2178 Broadway, on 77th Street. It’s a New Jersey-based bakery serving danishes, croissants, turnovers, and cookies, as well as savory pastries like focaccia and cheese twists. Meanwhile over in the East Village, Mad Toast House is setting up shop at 332 East Ninth St., between First and Second Avenues. The cafe will serve bubble tea, milk shakes, fruity spritzers, and toasts. It officially opens on June 10. Plus, timed omakase restaurant Sushi by Bou has expanded to Sheepshead Bay with a new location at 1811 Emmons Ave., right on the waterfront.
East Village cafe Nobletree Coffee has abruptly closed after five months in business at 37 St. Mark’s Pl., on Second Avenue. A sign on the coffee shop’s window says the store was “forced” to close due to “slow food traffic.” In Tribeca, Just Baked! Nowakowski at 88 West Broadway has closed for renovations, according to its Instagram, even though the bakery opened just eight months ago.
José Andrés’s Mercado Little Spain gets a glowing New Yorker review
New Yorker editor Shauna Lyon digs Mercado Little Spain, calling the new Hudson Yards Spanish food hall by Jose Andrés and brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià an “exuberant labor of love.” Lyon praises several of the market’s dishes, including a “delicious” Galician-style sweet-and-savory pork empanada and the tortilla de patatas, a classic Spanish omelette with a “near-liquid center” of caramelized onion and potato. The simple pan con tomate — toasted bread rubbed with tomato pulp, olive oil, and garlic — is also a highlight: “If you eat it right away, taking advantage of its peak warm, crunchy, salty unctuousness, you won’t even wish it were pizza,” she writes.
French wine bar La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is opening a sandwich pop-up
Soho wine bar La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels will open a sandwich pop-up for the month of June right next door, at 253 Centre St. near Broome Street. Four French sandwiches will be on deck at Coco, including one with marinated artichokes, sun-dried tomato tapenade, and arugula created by executive chef Eric Bolyard, an Eleven Madison Park alum. Each will cost $10, and it’ll be a cash-only venue. See the menu in full below.
Woman allegedly robbed an East Village deli
A woman allegedly stole $1,000 worth of property from an East Village deli on the afternoon of May 25. The alleged thief walked into NY Grill & Deli at 191 Ave. A, on East 12th Street, and went into the basement, where she took two employee backpacks, one of which held an iPad. She also allegedly took merchandise from the store before running away on foot.