Melissa Funk Weller, a baker whose résumé includes Per Se, Bouchon Bakery, High Street on Hudson, Roberta’s and, most notably, Sadelle’s, where she made bagels, is starting a brand of her own: Funk Foods Bakery. She doesn’t have a location yet; for now she’s baking in a restaurant kitchen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Starting Thursday she will sell boxes of assorted cookies and bars, 13 for $38. For now, a new assortment will make its debut on the first of each month, including one with Mother’s Day in mind on May 1. They’re available only on Tuesdays for pickup from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and for national shipping on those days; a shop is on the horizon. April’s tins include peanut butter-layered brownies, raspberry-fig whole wheat bars that echo Fig Newtons, and salt-dusted shortbreads.
Funk Foods Bakery, funkfoodsbakery.com; pickup at IXV Coffee, 497 Pacific Street (Third Avenue), Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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