Bakeries in Berkeley/Oakland
Would there be such a thing as naming the top 5 not to miss bakeries in the berkeley/oakland area?
i have a pastry chef friend coming to town from new york (she has a high end bakery in manhattan) and besides taking her to tartine, miette and other wonderful places in the city, i'd like to take her for a tour of bakeries in berkeley/oakland.
La Farine and Masse's, definitely. I've also always enjoyed Bread Garden in Berkeley, though I don't know if it matches up to the ones above. And there are a lot of mixed views about Miette, I'm not sure I'd name that as one of the top bakeries in SF.
* Bakesale Betty on 51st and Telegraph in Oakland.
* Crixa on Adeline across from the Berkeley Bowl.
* Original Acme Bread on Cedar and San Pablo.
And maybe the new kid on the block...
* the Bread Workshop on University just west of Sacramento.
hello, I'd pretty much concur with the praise of 'sweet adeline'on the very recent post to this board; the Bread Garden does healthy and original interpretations of many classics. Neighborhood places (like Bakesale B's, Arizmendi,Neldams's) have their undeniable charm but don't know if a NYC artisan baker would compare their quality to Acme or some of the other goods mentioned. have fun