When Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant began, they were a small wholesale baking company with a storefront and a few loyal neighborhood customers who lingered over coffee and muffins and tapped out on their laptop keys (before smartphones were born).
These days, most folks know Neil’s pancakes are voted best in the city, but it’s his savory roots that ground their menu and make them proud. People call it “comfort food,” but what Clinton Street dishes out is American Classics made with the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced — whenever possible — with lots of love (and butter).
Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant also offers convenience at customers online as they provide various baked goods which can be ordered for pickup, whether it is a Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving or a box of pastries for a work event.
Chef Neil Kleinberg
Co-owner of Clinton St. Baking Co. and Community Food & Juice, Neil Kleinberg opened his first restaurant, Simon’s in Lincoln Center, at just 22 and in 1997 re-opened the legendary seafood restaurant, Lundy’s, in his native Brooklyn.
Neil has appeared on Martha Stewart Living, The Today Show, Good Day New York, The Cooking Channel’s ”United Tastes of America, “Real Food” on PBS, and has thrown it down with Food Network’s Bobby Flay. He the co-author of Lundy’s: Reminiscences and Recipes and, of course, The Clinton St. Baking Co. Cookbook. He serves on the Advisory Board of his alma mater, New York City College of Technology.
A co-owner of Clinton St. Baking Co. and Community Food & Juice, DeDe enjoyed a decade long career as an editor and writer for national magazines before switching to the restaurant life. Her Clinton St. Baking Co. Cookbook was named a best of NY Times’ 2010. DeDe proudly serves on the Board of Directors of New York Sun Works (www.nysunworks.org), a non-profit organization that builds innovative hydroponic greenhouse science labs in urban schools.
For more information about, or to order baked goods for pick-up, visit the Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant at clintonstreetbaking.com
Images courtesy of Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant.