The staff of life is a source of comfort and, especially when baked to traditional recipes, a binding force in many communities. Grande Monuments, which provides headstones and related services in the Italian core of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, also offers bread from Il Fornaretto Bakery of Bensonhurst. (See, too, this story from WABC.)
The best selection surely goes to early arrivals (I passed this way in late afternoon), and additional specialties appear for the weekend (which means Friday and Saturday; Grande Monuments is closed Sunday). Also shown: a detail of the window display, where other sources of comfort include used romance novels.
382 Graham Ave. (at Skillman Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn