Where to Buy Easter Bread in the Utica Area Before It’s Too Late
Easter bread can be found on many people’s tables at Easter. While many bakeries in the area have been offering this Easter staple for several weeks, people aren’t perfect and some are still trying to buy it before it’s too late.
For those still looking, here is a list of some local bakeries that still offer it:
Decorated with colorful Easter eggs, sprinkles and icing, Easter breads are baked early in the morning at Hemstrought’s Bakeries.
The store still has Easter bread available for $14 as well as hot cross buns and other items such as Hemstrought’s original rye and multigrain bread, Babka bread and new pastries.
People can reserve a loaf or enter while supplies last. However, if demand increases, the bakery will do more to cover everyone, said marketing coordinator Colleen Winschel.
But people have to rush to buy one because “they’ve flown off the shelves,” she said.
- Address: 900 Oswego Street, Utica
- Phone: 315-735-3311
- Opening hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Easter Sunday
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This traditional Italian bakery always has Easter bread available at $10.50 a loaf and also has Easter bread with a hard-boiled egg on top.
People can also buy cassata cheesecake, an Italian Easter cake with berries, for $35 at Caruso’s Pastry Shoppe.
All Easter items are made in the morning at 7 a.m., owner Carmella Caruso said, and will be available Friday until 3 p.m. People can walk in or call to check availability.
- Address: 707, rue Bleecker, Utique
- Phone: 315-735-9712
- Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday to Saturday and closed on Easter Sunday
The Florentine Pastry
At Florentine’s Pastry Shop, people can still buy sweet Easter bread, which comes in different sizes, rolls for $2 (unfrosted) or $2.50 (frosted) and loaves, which are $9 for unfrosted. frosted and $10 frosted.
Cassata, a ricotta-filled cheesecake, both plain and with chocolate chips, is also available although there isn’t much left.
The bakery has been selling Easter bread for a month and is now doing walk-in shopping. The bread is made every morning between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.
- Address: 667, rue Bleecker, Utique
- Phone: 315-724-8032
- Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and closed on Easter Sunday
Utica Bread has one type of Easter bread available, which has an egg, frosting, and sprinkles for $9 and it’s a large braided bun.
Babka, both chocolate and plain is also in stores for $7.50. All items are available by appointment only.
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Utica Bread stores will be open this weekend from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., including Easter Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Address: 412 Main St., Utica and 52-1/2 Genesee St., New Hartford
- Phone: 315-624-2253
- Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cafe CaNole Bakery & Restaurant
The CaNole cafe in New Hartford is no longer taking orders over the phone but will have Easter bread available at the counter Friday and Saturday.
The bakery offers two kinds of Easter bread, one with raisins, which costs $11, and another plain for $10. Made fresh every morning, Easter breads weigh 1.5 pounds.
Besides Easter bread, CaNole cafe also offers cassata cheesecake and other popular pastries.
“Easter bread is great for French toast or bread pudding,” owner Dean Nole said. “And you can also freeze it.”
Nole said he lost count of how many loaves the bakery had baked in the last three weeks the bakery had offered it.
- Address: 1 Campion Road, New Hartford
- Phone: 315-733-6592
- Opening hours: from noon to 7 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday
Salvatore’s Italian Bakery and Bagel Shop
This bagel shop and bakery in New Hartford offers a varied Easter menu, including Easter breads, hot rolls, cassata, calzone, Babka bread, fruit and cream pies, among others .
Salvatore’s Italian Bakery has an Easter Doll for $6.75, Three-Plait Easter Bread for $9.25, and Five-Plait Easter Bread for $11.50. Other Easter items include calzones for $13.25 and Easter cassata for $38.
People can call in to order Friday until noon, but Easter items will also be available in the storefront.
The Salvatore Italian Bakery will be open on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be closed on Easter Sunday.
- Address: 9270 Kellogg Road, New Hartford
- Phone: 315-737-5757
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Holland Farms will be taking orders for Easter wreath bread until 1 p.m. Friday, but if people miss that the bakery will have more on the counters throughout the weekend, including Easter Sunday, said Executive Director Heather Potrzeba.
Made fresh every morning, Easter breads range from $4.95 to $15.95 and come in two or three different sizes. The price varies depending on the size of the loaf and the number of hard-boiled eggs that go on top.
Besides Easter bread, Holland Farms also offers Easter baskets, chocolate covered eggs, bunny cakes, butter cookies and more.
- Address: 50 Oriskany Boulevard, Yorkville
- Phone: 315-736-6044
- Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Maria M. Silva covers food, drink and culture in the Mohawk Valley for the Observer-Dispatch. Email him at [email protected]