good works : hot bread kitchen
Hot Bread Kitchen is one more thing New York City has to be proud of. It is a non-profit social enterprise that provides professional employment opportunities for immigrant women. The business of selling breads and baked goods not only creates jobs; the products and baking methods are designed to preserve the baking traditions of the world's cultures, thanks to the rich diversity of their staff. Hand-ground corn tortillas, traditional lavash, foccacia, granola -- their baked goods earn rave reviews in publications like Food & Wine, Town & Country and The New York Times.
(*Image via Brooklyn Flea)