By Pastry Chef Rachel Binder
Pastry Chef Rachel Binder of Padoca Bakery
Rachel Binder was born in Toronto and raised in Jerusalem. She honed her craft working at chef Peter Hoffman's Savoy and Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe, Tabla, and Maialino in New York City. At Padoca Bakery, she does unqiue twists on classic baked items like the South American Romeo & Juliet Babka, which is made with guava and cheese and Empadinhas which are miniature Brazilian pot pies.
My Philosophy: "There is nothing like hearing someone say, 'This tastes just like my mother's or grandmother's and seeing the smile on their face. My goal is to bring happiness to people through food -- that's really what it’s all about."
Don't Miss: "The Pao de Queijo (a traditional Brazilian cheese bread). I worked really hard and tested so many recipes before I got it just right."
Take Home: "A selection of our cookies. The Double Chocolate Chip is made with milk and dark chocolate. We also have Oatmeal Chocolate Cherry and our Rocky Road is a dark chocolate cookie with milk and dark chocolate chunks, pecans and homemade marshmallows."
359 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065
Chef Rachel Binder's NYC Guide
"I love their poppyseed danish. It's so hard to find a good one and it has lots of filling."
Lincoln Center | 1890 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 | T: 212.633.2253
Union Square | 18 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003 | T: 212.633.2253
Bryant Park Kiosk | 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
"They make an amazing avocado toast."
Nolita | 19 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012 | T: 212.219.3434
West Village | 581 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 | T: 917.388.2132
"What's not to love? Delicious bagels, smoked fish, and eggs. All my favorites."
463 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012
T: 212.776.4926 | www.sadelles.com
"From the decor to the food, I love everything about this place. They have such interesting pastries, salads, and sandwiches -- it's all delicious."
150 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
T: 718.388.8037 | www.bakeribrooklyn.com
Clinton Street Baking Company
"Because who doesn't love pancakes for dinner?"
4 Clinton Street, New York, NY 1000
T: 646.602.6263 | clintonstreetbaking.com
"Comfort food and pie for dessert. Enough said."
Tribeca | 120 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 | T: 212.219.0666
Meatpacking District | 73 Gansevoort Street, NY, NY 10014 | T: 212.206.6200
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