How long has Orwashers been around?
Orwashers is one of the longest‐standing bread bakeries in NYC. The company was founded in 1916 and is going strong today.

Do you make any gluten‐free breads?
We don’t currently make and gluten‐free breads. However we do carry the city’s premiere gluten free bread, Free Bread.  

Are your breads Kosher? 
Our Breads are Kosher Parve and under Tablet K Supervision.

Do you source your ingredients locally?
To the absolute extent possible, yes. Some examples of our local ingredients include:

  • Yeast starters from the grapes grown by Channing Daughters Winery on Long Island
  • Flour from North Country Farms and Farmer Ground Flour, both located in upstate NY
  • Otis Oatmeal Stout (for our Craft Ale Bread) from Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook, Brooklyn
  • Fruit preserves for our jelly doughnuts from Beth’s Farm, based in Columbia, NY

Do you donate gift certificates or product to local organizations/schools?
We support many deserving schools and organizations across NYC through the donation of product and gift certificates. To request a donation, please write to

Where can I find your breads outside of your retail locations?
Many of our breads can be be found at a variety of restaurants and retailers across NYC. Some highlights include Zabars, Citarella, Gourmet Garage, Graces, Whole Foods, Gramercy Tavern, Narcissa and Mile End. We also participate in many weekly farmers markets in the NYC area, including Park Slope (BK), Larchmont and Pleasantville (Westchester). Please visit our locations for more information. 


Do you ship your products to customers outside of NYC?
We do! You can see our collections available for shipping here.

When will my order ship out?
All our breads are mixed, shaped and baked to order- some long fermentation breads need as many as 3 days to get ready for you. Your bread will be on its way to you within 3-5 days then ship by the method you've chosen to receive the freshest bread possible. Please note, we generally ship your breads  Monday-Wednesday. You'll receive a tracking link via email when your order has shipped.

Which shipping method should I choose?
We offer both UPS Ground and 2nd Day shipping. When choosing your shipping method, consider both how quickly you would prefer your delivery, and whether you are within a suitable distance for affordable UPS Ground Service. You may use this map as a reference for choosing UPS Ground; remember our breads contain no preservatives and are best enjoyed as fresh as possible.

I have my bread! Now what?
If you'd like to enjoy your bread immediately, follow our general care instructions in your box for re-freshing your bread. If you plan to save it for later, please freeze your loaves in the enclosed bags as quickly as possible.

Our Guarantees to you.
We want you to be absolutely satisfied with your delivery and we work carefully to ensure that the bread you are shipped arrives timely and fresh. All our breads are 100% natural with no additives or preservatives, so please follow our care instructions and choose the best shipping method for you. If you have any concerns whatsoever, please contact us immediately. 

Need to get in touch?
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