Panade Puffs & Pastries Shuttered by Health Department [UPDATED]

The bakery at 129 Eldridge St. scored 65 violation points during an inspection July 2. 

LES Bites: Mission Chinese, Pig & Khao, Thanksgiving Pies, Perfect Picnic Sandwiches


Union Market opened at the corner of East Houston and Avenue A yesterday.

As the weekend appears on the horizon, here’s a roundup of Lower East Side food and restaurant news.

  • Mission Chinese wins a Restaurant of the Year award. (Eater) Meanwhile, what’s up with chef Danny Bowien’s hair, anyway? (Refinery 29)
  • Clinton Street newcomer Pig & Khao lands on a “Five New NYC Restaurants to Try Now” list. (Fodor’s)
  • It’s time to order your Thanksgiving pies. Panade Puffs & Pastries on Eldridge Street has traditional pumpkin, pecan and apple, as well as banana cream, coconut cream and coconut key lime. If pie isn’t your thing, proprietor Yvette Ho is also offering bread pudding. Prices start at $22 and orders must be in by Monday for Wednesday pickup. Call 646-319-5816 or email
  • Perfect Picnic, formerly of Clinton Street, opens today in its new spot, a subterranean space at 123 Ludlow St. They still have picnic supplies, but the new focus is on mini-baguette sandwiches. Smoked duck with arugula and sour cherry compote, anyone?  (Thrillist)

Woodward Gallery Owner Plans New Cafe on Eldridge

The space at 132 Eldridge, which briefly housed Panade bakery, will be home to a new cafe run by the folks behind Woodward Gallery just across the street.

Woodward Gallery co-owner Kristine Woodward plans to open a new cafe in the Eldridge Street space vacated this summer by Panade bakery.

The notice of application for a full beer, wine and liquor license is posted on the door of 132 Eldridge, which has been shuttered since Panade moved back across the street to its original location in July. The notice, which is filed under the corporate name Second Nature NYC LLC, is an invitation for public comment at the Community Board 3’s State Liquor Authority committee on Sept. 19.

Restaurant Wrap: Ha’Chi Opens, Panade Re-Opens, S’MAC Plans, Schiller’s, Hester Street Fair Lineup

Ha'Chi, the Thompson LES Hotel's new Asian fusion restaurant, opened this week on Orchard Street.

In today’s Lower East Side restaurant news:

  • From The Lo-Down inbox: Ha’Chi, the new Asian fusion eatery, opened this week on the ground floor of the Thompson LES Hotel at 185 Orchard St.
  • EV Grieve has an update on S’MAC’s takeover of the former Little Veselka kiosk at Houston Street and 1st Avenue; look for a fall opening.
  • Serious Eats samples the late-night fare at Schiller’s Liquor Bar, and gives the sticky toffee pudding a rousing thumbs-up.
  • Friends and fans of East Village bar owner and beer aficianado Ray Deter will gather Monday, Aug. 1, at his Williamsburg bar, dba Brooklyn, to toast his life and raise funds for his sons’ college educations. More info: Jimmy No. 43’s website and Good Beer Seal.
  • Snap Food Truck brings its mobile burgers and dogs back to the Hester Street Fair on Saturday. The full fair line-up is here.
  • The Wall Street Journal does some illuminating math calculations on the city’s 1-year-old restaurant inspections grading system.


Panade Cafe Moving Back Across Eldridge Street

Yvette Ho is moving Panade’s puff pastries and muffins back to 129 Eldridge St. next month.

Neighborhood sweet spot Panade Cafe, which leaped into bigger space over the winter, is moving back across the street to its old digs at 129 Eldridge St. in July.

The puff pastry shop, which is owned by Yvette Ho, will resume operations early next month at its old spot, Ho tells us in an email. The former elementary school teacher launched her business there in 2006, and kept the space to use as her main kitchen when she moved the cafe across the street in December, to a much larger space.

Panade Cafe Grows Across Eldridge Street

For the last four years, you could find Yvette Ho behind the counter at Panade, her bakery at 129 Eldridge Street, pretty much every minute the shop was open.

She mixed and baked the namesake cream puffs (“panade” is the batter for the light, airy pastries that can be sweet or savory). She churned out cookies, muffins and other sweets alongside them. She brewed the coffee, collected the money and swept the floor.

“The second my customers walked in, I knew what they wanted; people want places like that,” says Ho, 36. “I got to know my customers, and they liked being known, and the whole place would turn into therapy sessions and gossip circles.”

Panade Puffs & Pastries

A public school teacher turned baker runs this tiny bakery on Eldridge Street. There are savory and sweet cream puffs, sandwiches, cookies and coffee.

129 Eldridge, at Broome


Hours: Tue-Fri: 8am-7pm Sat-Sun: 9am-7pm

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