Baguettes to rye: 5 best places to get fresh bread in Bergen County

Bergen County is filled with amazing bakeries.Pexels

Bergen County is filled with amazing bakeries.

New Jersey and good food are one in the same. The Garden State is filled with everything from all-you-can eat diners to top notch dining spots for a romantic date night. So, it makes sense that when it comes to your everyday grub we would rock it too.

From baguettes to rye, these are the top spots to get bread in Bergen County.

1. Amato Bread & Deli in Northvale


Everything here is cooked fresh in the brick oven on the premises. But, that’s not the only thing here that’s delicious. The homemade mozzarella is to die for along with their tuna salad, rice balls, and broccoli rabe. You’ll come for the bread and stay for everything else.

What To Buy: Make sure to take home any of the sausage or cheese breads.

2. B & W Bakery in Hackensack

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Classic is the way to go with this no frills joint and by that we mean eating the rye bread. It’s best to get there early in the morning to buy it fresh. They cut it in house when you order so it doesn’t go stale while waiting to be purchased. Also, check out the pumpernickel bread too.

What To Buy: They may be all about bread here, but this place is known for their scrumptious crumb cake.

3. Butterflake Bakery in Teaneck

Challah is the speciality at this bakery.Flickr/Rebecca Siegel

Challah is the speciality at this bakery.

This is the main bakery location that includes their award winning Challah & Pull apart Challah, authentic Jewish Rye Bread along with coffee cake, pies, pastries, and more. You’ll certainly impress any guests you have over for Shabbat dinner or simply make a killer challah French toast.

What To Buy: Don’t forget to pick a black and white cookie on the way out – they are the real deal.

4. Palisades Park Bakery in Palisades Park

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This is carb heaven. Not only do they everything you want from a dessert bakery, but just as delicious traditional bread too. The rye bread, cupcakes, and the chocolate-dipped cookies are favorites among customers. Also, they make a good, buttery farmhouse style loaf and Irish soda bread.

What To Buy: They’re famous for their pecan custard.

5. Central Bakery in Hackensack

Homemade bread that melts in your mouth.Pexels

Homemade bread that melts in your mouth.

This Artisan Bakery specializes in European bread and pastries. They use the freshest and natural ingredients along with old-fashioned recipes; this bread is made with patience. There is so much bread to choose from including the boules, dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, focaccia and much more.

What To Buy: Go for the baguettes. They’re perfect for dinner, sandwiches and just dipping in olive oil.