Not only the best bread in the world but the best meatballs!When I was a child, my father and I would go to the Columbus Bakery and buy two loaves. We would eat one on the way home! When I was back to visit in October, my niece and I went down and got a loaf and a meatball heel. The smells when I entered the building took me back to the early days with my dad. What a jewel this place is!! If I could ever find out how to make meatballs that taste like theirs, I would be thrilled. Don't get there often from Missouri!!
As far as I can remember, whenever my uncles returned from the city, they'd bring Columbus Bakery bread and we'd eat it up. I went to college outside of Syracuse and would always have to stop in and bring the bread, three hours to home or else I couldn't come in the door. It was always at least 20 loaves of bread. If you were lucky enough to get it hot, make sure that you bring a knife and butter, because it's a sin not to have some while it was hot. Best bread EVER!!! When we walk in and buy 20 loaves, they know that the bread is coming up north to Akwesasne!!!!
EXCELLENT bread! I moved to Georgi in 2002 & this is one of the places I miss. I stop in when I come home & grab a few loaves to take back with me. Can't get anything like this bread. I've been eating it since I was a baby....
MAGNIFICENT. It's like going back in time 75 years. The bread is made by Greeks. The Bakery has been there 120 years according to one of the workers. It's just simple, good bread made the old way. I even took some pictures. They were very kind and gracious and proud (rightfully so) of their product. I wish I could post the pictures here. A 50 year old cash register rings you up for $2.50 for a loaf of fresh bread, or $1.50 for stale bread. What more can I say. You've gotta see this place and try their bread!
Columbus Bakery has the most delicious bread that I have ever tasted!!! I have been going there as long as I can remember, and if you go early in the morning you can watch them baking the bread in the old-fashioned stone ovens.
Every time we have spaghetti for dinner my dad brings home two loafs of Columbus bread, and we eat one loaf at dinner, and save the second for the next morning because that bread seriously makes the best french toast I have ever eaten. Their flat bread is great for sandwiches, and when you buy any kind of their bread it is fresh, and almost always still steaming hot from the oven.
After eating Columbus bread any other Italian bread will taste mediocre... if you're in Syracuse, it is a must!!!
Regarding VaLeRiE's review-It would take a lot more than cockroaches to keep me from that delicious bread. As a chef, I know firsthand how difficult it is to maintain a clean restaurant. Many people would be surprised to find out how many restaurants get written up for things like that. The truth of the matter is that they are located in a very old building. If roaches were found in the bakery, it is unlikely that the issue was ignored by the owners and employees. Every human dwelling on the planet has a bug or two crawling around. This doesn't mean that people stop eating in their own kitchens because of it. As far as their ethnicity is concerned? Who cares if they are not Italian? Their products are clearly the best in the city/suburbs. I drive in several times a week just to get fresh bread. And until I find roaches baked into the bread itself, I will continue to. Additionally, I wouldn't trust the opinions of someone with such bad grammar and spelling.
I think they speak Greek. I could be wrong. I go there every summer on my way through Syracuse to my dad's cottage.
The bread is so good we get asa many loaves as we can and eat it three times a day on vacation. There's more fights over the last slice of bread than over the last slice of cake.