Real Bread made by Real People

Rock Hill’s founder… “probably knows more about bread
and baking than anyone east of the Appalachians.”
 – Bernard Clayton –

All of our breads are made by hand and most are naturally-leavened using levain and other starters originating with sourdough. In the earliest of days, we would drive our breads down to Manhattan five days a week – to places like Aureole, Le Bernadin, Lutece, Union Square Greenmarket, Grace’s and Balducci’s, just to name a few.

We have been featured in New York Magazine, Vogue, and Time. Mimi Sheraton of the NY Times called our Jewish Rye the “best east of the Mississippi” and food critic, Jeffrey Steingarten labeled us the “paragon of purism”. We believe that bread should be great food and, as such, ours are all made from scratch, by hand, most of them with only flour, water and sea salt – time is the essential ingredient. Always. We steward our bread through it’s many processes rather than try and control it.

No other sourdough in the city has the same rich layering of flavors under a crackly crust — the result of a natural starter and slow-leavening, baking in a real French hearth oven with steam. Rock Hill’s Farm bread is even more popular, and there’s always a line waiting to buy the cinnamon-raisin whole-wheat farm bread, sesame-seed semolina, and sourdough rye.” 

– New York Magazine

Community Bread Rack

During this pandemic, we’re giving away free loaves of bread to anyone in need. We do our best to keep this “Community Bread Rack” stocked Tues – Sat mornings but please do understand that it can be difficult to predict what will be needed daily. So, if the rack is empty, we will definitely be baking more and putting it out tomorrow … we promise!

Our Rock Hill family is so very grateful to be navigating through this difficult time. We want you to know that we love you and your family and that we will all get through this together. Take a loaf or two with no questions asked. These breads are for YOU!

If you are a regular customer and wish to support us by buying some loaves, please take what you like and put something in our donation box (whatever you feel is appropriate). If you want something that is not on the rack, please just call us (518) 636-3832 and we will happily arrange it. All bread orders are eligible for our Buy 2 Get 1 Free special.

BESt jewish rye

“But the very best local example of this fragrant rye is made by the artisanal Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls, N.Y., and sold at the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturdays. Chewy and yeasty, with a convincingly tan sourdough color, this bread has a firm, tight crumb and plenty of caraway.” —Mimi Sheraton, in the New York Times