Mel the Bakery Is on the Rise in Hudson

Mel the Bakery says goodbye to Manhattan as it brings artisanal loaves and sweet treats to Hudson.

Good news! An acclaimed Manhattan bakery has traded the Lower East Side for Columbia County. In December, Mel the Bakery—owned by head baker Nora Allen—moved to Hudson, where it sells artisan breads made from unique grains and flours, pastries, and sandwiches. The relocation came after the bakery’s Chinatown building was sold last April. After looking at storefronts upriver with her partner, the couple came across the perfect space at 324 Warren Street, the former space of now-closed bakery Breadfolks.

Mel the Bakery
Courtesy of Mel the Bakery

Mel—a play on the Danish word for flour, “mjöl”—was welcomed with open arms. Best sellers include the olive oil sunflower seeded loaf, poppy einkorn miche, and cinnamon rolls, which have all been “flying off the shelf,” says Allen. Currently, Mel is open Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but customers can look forward to expanded hours as well as soups, prepared foods, and special food events like grilled cheese and pizza nights in the future. “We just want to be a warm, welcoming environment where people can enjoy a delicious product that a lot of thought and care was put into. We really love baking for the Hudson Valley!”

Related: Shandaken Bake Tempts With Sweet Treats in Tannersville

Our Digital Partners

Learn how to become a digital partner ...

Our Excellence in Nursing Awards take place on May 1!

Our Best of Hudson Valley ballot is open through March 31!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.