Balthazar is one of the best and most expensive bakeries in the city. Rather than let the bread spoil, the bakers sold their wares on the street for two, three, or four dollars instead of eight, fifteen, or twenty-five. I bought an apple galette. Freezing cold and at least several hours old, it was still the best pastry I’ve ever eaten.

Author: samthielman

Sam Thielman is a reporter and critic based in Brooklyn, New York. His blog is, his twitter handle is @samthielman, and if you can't find him you should check The Strand.

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