We Love Red Rooster and Red Rooster Loves Us

We love Red Rooster, chef/entrepreneur Marcus Samuelsson’s cooler-than-cool, yummier-than-yummy American hotspot on 125th Street in Harlem.  We love this joint because the food is so damn good: who could resist that mac and cheese and those sweet potato doughnuts?  The place is so accessible: restaurant prices that won’t break the bank.  And the ambiance, so cool and classy, recalls all those swells from the 40s and 50s.  Duke Ellington.  Billy Strayhorn.  and that other peerless Billy.  Billy Holiday.  And if those aren’t the most gorgeous serving people in a city full of drop dead gorgeous serving people, well call me blind.


We also have a personal reason for loving Red Rooster.  We love Red Rooster because Red Rooster loves us.  Ethiopian/Swedish chef/owner/ Marcus Samuelsson and Executive Chef Andrea Berquist  both have roots in Scandinavia and they know about rye bread.  When they tasted our 100 percent sour dough rye, they  had just one thing to say:  How can we order this fabulous bread?  Chef Berquist currently services our yummy Baltic rye with  Red Rooster’s  gravlax platter.  But this talented young chef is nothing if not inventive and she has a few other ideas for using our bread up her sleeve.   As they develop we’ll keep you posted.


Are we proud?  You bet we are.   We hope you’ll stop by Red Rooster and sample our bread and all the other wonderful items on the menu–we’ll even forgive you for loving the corn bread.  (We did.)   And we hope you will stop into one of the great stores in the New York area that stocks our bread and pick some up.  And if that is not convenient, order some right now on this website.

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Black Rooster in Saveur

Check it out.  We are in Saveur!

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Black Rooster in Stinky Brooklyn and Fairway Redhook

We’re excited to report that Stinky Brooklyn, the borough’s ne plus ultra cheese shop (at 261 Smith Street between Douglass and Degraw) is now featuring Black Rooster’s 100 percent sour dough rye. We can’t imagine a more perfect marriage: Stinky cheeses and meats and our dense flavorful bread.  It makes us hungry just to think about the possibilities. 

We are also now being sold in Fairway Redhook!


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What One of Our Fans Have to Say

John received this email from Black Rooster Customer Nicole Pasternak, a marketing executive, who has fallen in love with our 100 percent sourdough rye:


“I love your bread. I sampled it weeks and weeks ago at Fairway Market (Pelham NY). It was so delicious, but … I generally don’t keep bread in the house… Every week I’d pass your bread, resisting the temptation. Last Saturday I had passed it by yet again, when I said to my husband, “I’ve just got to go back and get that Baltic rye bread!” So now I’m hooked. It is like no other bread I’ve ever tasted. I brought it into the office this morning to share with my co-workers, and I will educate them about your exceptional product, thanks to the helpful website you’ve created. Congratulations and thank you ever so much for bringing this to us. I intend to give it to friends and family as a birthday gift, it’s that good. Best of luck – I hope to help to spread the word."


Nicole Pasternak

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