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NYC Fancy Food Winner: Davidovich Bakery


Davidovich Bakery

Gene Davidovich (right) and Marc Fintz at Davidovich Bakery in Woodside, Queens. Photo Credit: Julia Xanthos/New York Daily News

On the list of things that are quintessentially “New York City,” bagels rank quite high. How appropriate then that Gene Davidovich would bring in his old world baking sensibilities to make his mark in the world of New York bagels. Gene immigrated to America in 1980 with a dream to one day open a bakery that would give a nod to the baking traditions he learned from his Grandma Zoya. As a child, Gene delighted in the robust aromas of baked bread that wafted from her kitchen. It was there that the future entrepreneur eagerly observed old-fashioned preparation methods.

In 1998, Gene began to grow his baking business, which had humble, yet well received roots out of his own kitchen. His bagels in particular sparked interest and he began delivering to wholesale accounts. Even while Davidovich Bakery grew, Gene continued his commitment to traditional methodology hiring and training highly skilled hand rollers and maintaining the bakery as a family business.

The core value still stands: to provide the best quality Artisan products with all natural ingredients at the most reasonable price. Davidovich Bakery’s repertoire expands beyond bagels with a selection of French pastries, muffins, breads, cookies, and cakes all prepared with the same dedication to quality ingredients.

Learn more about Davidovich Bakery on their website where you can also order online from the vast selection of baked goods. While you’re there, check out the hand-rolling process for yourself!

Davidovich Bakery is one of the winners of the NYC Fancy Food Show Contest and is headed to Washington D.C. on June 17th to participate in the NASFT 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show. Find out more about NYCEDC’s initiatives to support immigrant entrepreneurs.



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