Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley?

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2010/01/21 12:10:25 (permalink)

Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley?

Hi. I'm headed out to Bethlehem PA tomorrow for a morning meeting. I will probably have the rest of the day free after around Noon. I get out there a few times a year and usually go to the Allentown Farmer's Market and a couple of other places.
 
This time I have a craving for the style of Bakery Pizza that is found just outside of Philadelphia, such as at Coropolese Bakery in Norristown. Does anyone know of a similar place closer to Allentown/Bethlehem?
 
Sorry about the late notice, but this just came up. Thanks for any help.
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    ken8038
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2010/01/29 21:04:54 (permalink)
    I got a grand total of zero responses to this so I did my own research and several local blogs mentioned Easton Bakery at 34 North 7th Street in Easton. Nice find. Real old time small town feeling, very nice helpers and pretty good bakery pizza. It filled the bill, I will go back again.

    I'm not big on donuts etc, but I brought some back for my family and they gave the stuff good reviews.

    As usual with this general area of PA, the prices were at least 20 years behind what similar stuff would cost in urban New Jersey. The pizza slices for example were only 50 cents each. I got a box of 20 for $10.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2010/01/31 14:33:08 (permalink)
    In the Lehigh Valley we call this style "tomato pie". As you may have noticed it has no cheese and is sold cold.
    Another very good version is at LeDonnes on Chestnut street in Roseto- though this would not be convenient to Bethlehem.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2010/01/31 19:47:20 (permalink)
    <<As you may have noticed it has no cheese and is sold cold. >>

    Yes, that is the same way it's sold just outside of Philadelphia. One difference: you can also get it with cheese. And yes, it's called Tomato pie there too. I called it "Bakery pizza" in my post because I wanted to be clear I was loking for pizza from a bakery not from a pizzeria.

    Thanks for the tip on LeDonnes. I looked up Roseto on the map and it's not THAT far out of town, a little distance never stops me. I've added it to my places to go list for a future visit.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2010/02/01 08:36:09 (permalink)
    I think you'll enjoy LeDonne's. If you think Easton Bakery is a throwback you'll be amazed by LeDonne's, where it might still be 1950.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2010/04/02 22:20:32 (permalink)
    <<I think you'll enjoy LeDonne's. If you think Easton Bakery is a throwback you'll be amazed by LeDonne's, where it might still be 1950. >.

    I went there yesterday. Wow, what a neat place, thanks so much! Very nice people too. The tomato pie has been a big hit in our house for the past 2 days. I also bought some very good rolls and some Easter bread, which they were pushing heavily. I'm not big on sweet breads but I'm sure my family will like it on Sunday.
     
    I'm already planning a return trip now that I know the ground rules. I need to order in advance (they were out of stromboli and I was lucky to get a whole pizza -- somebody had just cancelled an order. And they close at about 12 noon. Luckily I got there about 11 AM. And they are closed Monday and Wednesday ( I was almost going to go on Wednesday, glad I didn't).

    Only about 1hr. and 10 mis door to door from Scotch Plains. All in all the Roadfood find of the year for me so far. Thanks again.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2010/04/05 06:15:35 (permalink)
    Glad you enjoyed it. All LeDonnes Breads are good, but our favorite product is definately the Tomato Pie.
    As I said before it's like stepping back in time 50 years or more.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/08/29 09:56:52 (permalink)
    I'm going to try this Lehigh Valley variant at Senape's in Hazelton next week; I've had Italian bakery pizza in Philly (mostly at Cacia's) but am looking forward to trying it at Senape's.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/08/29 10:33:13 (permalink)
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/08/29 12:20:43 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson

    regarding Senapes:

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=122861


    Thanks, I did see that!  By the way, how do you pronounce the name of the place-and what specifically should I get from the bakery?  When I go to Cacia's for similar cold box pizza I usually get several mixed boxes-I can't find a listing of the varieties offered at Senape's.  I was told I was going to the Knotty Pine (my g/f's family is from Hazelton originally, and we have to go out for a memorial service so it's a trip down memory lane for her) but I'm told it closed several years ago.
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/08/29 14:48:57 (permalink)
    Paging Mr Mosca to the white courtesy phone.....Mr Mosca........
     
    (I dunno, not from that area....but Mosca will)
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/08/29 15:22:36 (permalink)
    senapes  is pronounced "snaps"
    post edited by hipster006 - 2013/08/29 15:24:53
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/09/02 17:08:50 (permalink)
    OK, we made it to Senape's.  Pretty good representation of the type of bakery pizza.  Good at room temperature, better warmed up a bit in a slow oven.  Only one type of pie offered, no specialty toppings.  A little over $6 per box of twelve 'cuts' or slices as known normally.  We bought three boxes, one for eating, one for Nancy's folks who were native to Hazelton, and one for the freezer.  We made it a double dip with a stop at Toby's Cup for a hot dog on the way home!
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    Re:Bakery Pizza in the Lehigh Valley? 2013/12/26 21:11:12 (permalink)
    I'm bumping this thread because I found another good source of bakery pizza in the Lehigh Valley; Malone's Bakery, in Allentown, at 1319 S. 4th Street.
     
    It's another one of these places that's been around for 50 years and I just learned of it. I saw a small ad in a freebie newspaper that I I picked up last time I was out that way. I made a general food shopping trip today to the Allentown Farmers Market and stopped in.
     
    Just a small old house-type place in a mostly industrial area. It pays to call at least a day ahead of time to order a whole pizza. Luckily I had checked with them a few days ago and learned the ropes.
     
    No website, but they are on Facebook.
     
    Exellent bakery pizza, $18 for a large tray of about 24 square slices. I bought the cheese version but you can also get a plain tomato (i.e. no cheese) tray as well. I ate one slice cold, but I have to say, this particular bakery pizza was much better heated up when I got home.
     
    The lady there told me the pizzas are carried locally at a Supermarket called Valley Market, on W. Emmaus Ave. No website there either.
     
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