Balthazar Comes to the Jersey Shore

Updated: Jan 23

Whether you are familiar with the decades old Keith McNally restaurant, Balthazar, in Manhattan, or not all that’s required to read further is a love of melt-in-your-mouth baked goods. Something the French know all about. Is there anything better?

You may not have – nor have I - ever paraded Paris’s best loved

boulangeries to talk about the French art of pastry making. Good news, we don’t have to! Balthazar Bakery has us covered. With a combination of technical skill and creativity, Balthazar’s pastry chefs elevated the art form to new heights. Between breakfast pastries, bread for next-level sandwiches, fresh made indulgences for weekend guests or to accompany a delicious cup of coffee, these treasured treats can brighten your day in an instant.

I know what you’re thinking; "But The Shore Book is all about shopping local and shopping small." Yes we are! And we’re also about letting you know where to find All Things Wonderful from Asbury Park to Bay Head.

There's no morning pick-me-up greater than breaking into a warm pastry before powering through the day or creating a lunch-time sandwich with a dense, yet soft artisanal bread. As of late, Balthazar began delivering heavenly pastries and superb loaves to a few local retailers. Here we highlight where you can purchase some of the famous offerings from flaky croissants to delicate scones & luscious loaves of bread. Some of the cult-favorites and where you can find them:

Odyssey Coffee

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