In addition to frequent appearances at the Sundays-only New Amsterdam Market, where many of these photos were taken, and at various Greenmarkets around town, Hot Bread Kitchen now operates a retail outlet inside La Marqueta. This historic Spanish Harlem building, which houses the bakery's production facilities, now sports a small sunny shop and cafe, Hot Bread Almacen, by the entrance.
Here one can sit down for a few minutes and enjoy the likes of freshly warmed m'smen (shown above and below, $3), a Moroccan semolina flatbread, drizzled with honey, or daily lunch specials that draw on the same international inspirations as Hot Bread's baked goods. Many of these bakery items are available for takeaway; so is fresh masa, made from corn that has been nixtamalized on the premises.
Also shown: traditional and Sephardic challah; focaccia; bialys; the Persian flatbread known as nan-e Barbari.
Hot Bread Kitchen
At La Marqueta, 1590 Park Ave. (at 115th St.), Manhattan
Monday through Saturday, 8:00-5:00
Also, on many Sundays, at the New Amsterdam Market, South St. between Peck Slip and Beekman St., Manhattan