Friday, September 5, 2008

Rose and Joe's - The Best Olive Bread in Town

One of my favorite types of bread is olive bread. I've bought it many times in various bakeries around NY and while they're all pretty good, they have a tendency to be a little oily. Last weekend when walking by Rose and Joe's fantastic bakery on 31st Street, I discovered a different type of olive bread that I'll surely be back for.

Rose and Joe's Olive Bread:
Instead of the standard loaf that's usually sliced, Rose and Joe's offers a crusty olive baguette. It comes with both green and black olives and I chose the black--they're sweeter. Wonderful is not even the word! Besides the dough being soft on the inside and as crunchy as your teeth could handle on the outside, the olives were perfectly dispersed and were of very good quality. I tasted more than just olives in the dough and I think that there were sun-dried tomatoes added too. Just divine! Although I intended to make a panini out of it, I just couldn't toast this delicious bread so I ate it fresh with mozzarella and Hungarian sausage. However, if you have leftovers the next day, I'd suggest that you use a toaster or a panini press.

The cost of the olive loaf couldn't be better--$1.89 for this baby is definitely worth it. Next time, I'm going to buy more than just one and freeze it.

While I haven't yet tried the pizza at Rose and Joe's, it seems very popular. There was a long line in the store with people waiting for their pizza and they seemed enthusiastic. It'll be the next thing to try on my list...

Rose and Joe's Italian Bakery - 22-40 31st Street, Astoria NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)


  1. The olive bread is good! But, have you ever noticed how it tastes like pizza crust? The pizza is tasty so are the biscotti...the breads are great for olive oil dipping

  2. I like that it tastes a bit like pizza crust--but not exactly like pizza crust. I just love it... I need to try the green olive bread too.



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