Original Location of Iconic Moishe’s Bakery Closes

Time to say goodbye to another old-school Jewish bakery.

It’s a sad, sad day for New Yorkers — the original location of Moishe’s Bakery Shop in the East Village of New York City has closed, despite denying recent rumors that it would be shutting its doors. The iconic bakeshop has been in business since 1977. The other location of Moishe’s, located at 504 Grand Street, remains open.

Our staff has loved Moishe’s for many years. And since they had some of the best hamantaschen in the New York area — they were so big, they were pretty much a full meal — the closing comes at a particularly sad time, with Purim just a few weeks away.

“It was comforting, old school, but really good Jewish baked goods. The taste of everything was really nostalgic in the best way, just pure comfort and familiarity. It was the only place that really compared for me to a good kosher bakery back home in Israel and yes, their hamantaschen were amazing,” shared 70 Faces Media staffer Lior Zaltzman.

The closing was announced on Instagram by the photographers/authors of Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York. We reached out to Moishe’s to confirm the closing by phone, but the number is no longer in use.

Moishe’s is not the only old-school bakery to shut its doors in New York City. Glaser’s Bake Shop, a 116-year-old bakery famed to be the birthplace of the black and white cookies, closed last year.


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MOISHE’S BAKE SHOP on 2nd Avenue by East 7th Street has been in business since 1977. Sadly, we just heard from the owner, Moishe Perl that today was its last day as the the entire building has been sold. We loved this kosher #bakery as everything was baked on the premises fresh every day. They were known for their challah bread, rye bread, hamantaschen, rugelach, babka and sugar kichel. The first photo was taken with 35mm film in the early 2000s and the second photo which appears in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” along with an interview with Moishe (swipe left) was taken a few years later after much of the graffiti was buffed off the facade reflecting the changes in the neighborhood. • #storefront #typevstime #disappearingfaceofnewyork #signcollective #signsunited #dailytype #fontastic #type #seeyourcity #ig_signage #everything_signage #eastvillage #signgeeks

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Moishe’s, you and your hamantaschen will be missed.

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