We have all heard of the old joke ” home made (but just not in my home).” Well, ” Bread & Cocoa” takes it to a new level. Laurie’s bread puddings (both savoury and dessert), fruit crisps and cakes are so sought after that the owner, Laurie Vanderwoude, will bake your dessert in your own personal dish of choice, and Laurie will just price accordingly to size. This has been a great favorite ever since the store opened in June 2008, and Laurie is taking orders now for the Holidays. (For December 24th pick-up).
Favorites from Thanksgiving were savory bread puddings such as a Roasted Root Vegetable & Cheese, or Tomato & Goat Cheese. For the Holidays, Laurie is offering scrumptious dessert Bread puddings such as Toasted Almond & Caramel, and a Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding…
I can personally state that the croissants are flaky, light and I happened to be there in the morning and chanced upon a croissant just out of the oven, warm, yummy and delicious.
“Bread and Cocoa” is perfect for breakfast, that lunchtime Panini, and for buying scones, breads and desserts.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays …. the telephone # is 914.834-6463, and it is located at 2110B Boston Post Road, Larchmont, New York. Laurie owns the shop along with Angela Ingrao who also owns “Cocoa” across the street… a chocolate heaven !
I noticed that “Cocoa” was named by Westchester Magazine:
Best of Westchester Winners: 2010 Best of Westchester – Readers’ Picks:
Best Chocolate Shop 201
However, I didn’t need to read that certification. All it takes is one visit, a few nibbles and you will be a devotee.
Larchmont is GREAT!