A few weeks ago we were driving back from the city when my husband decided we should stop in the Bronx and pick up dinner. We didn’t really have a plan of where we would go, but knew that we could find something on Arthur Avenue. We stumbled upon the quite famous Terranova Bakery on East 187th Street. We started talking to the owner and before long he was giving us a tour and telling us the history of how the business was started back in 1967. It was end of day so the oven had been turned off and most of the employees had gone home, but still he gave us a tour and even turned on the huge oven that holds 225 1.5 lb. loaves! They are loaded six at a time on a 25 foot wooden peel. It was fascinating and such fortunate timing that we came upon this unassuming storefront in the Bronx and had the opportunity of meeting Rudy. It’s what I love about New York. There are so many places and people like this in the five boroughs that I feel like you could canvas the city all day everyday and still jut scratch the surface.
Terranova Bakery . 691 East 187th Street . Bronx, New York