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Located in the lower level of Chelsea Market, ALF Bakery offers freshly baked breads, viennoiserie, pastries, babka, and sandwiches. Fascinated by the fermentation process and traditions of bread making, owner and head baker Amadou Ly strongly believes in minimal interaction during the bread making process: le pain vivant (living bread). Having worked at some of the most respected and innovative kitchens in NYC as a pastry chef and chocolatier, Amadou turned his focus to artisanal baking at the iconic Arcade Bakery, where he perfected his skills under the tutelage of Roger Gural for five years. Now, at ALF, Amadou is sharing his own vision and creations with NYC.

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