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Jan 24, 2007 10:13 AM

Good pumpernickel?

I've found lots of good sourdough, decent baguettes, but can anyone recommend a place to find good pumpernickel in Boston or Cambridge? Thinking of it now with butter and radishes...mmm.


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  1. I would imagine Kupel's Bakery (Brookline) must have it. Give 'em a call.

    1. What a coincidence. The Globe Food section has an article on a Russian bakery they rave about:

      International Natural Bakery
      128 Arlington Street

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      1. re: Bostonbob3

        The Globe only mentions a "healthy bread" with pumpernickel in the blend - I've been there once and didn't see any pumpernickel as we know it.

        Clear Flour has a porter pumpernickel on Wednesdays and I may well be picking up a loaf to go with tonight's lentil soup dinner. I was also thinking of hitting Kupel's - haven't made up my mind yet and they're both on my way home.

        1. re: Allstonian

          I bought a loaf of their darkest, at International, and I wasn't that impressed. Too sweet and soft to be pumpernickel, or rye, fo that matter...

          1. re: galleygirl

            I had the same reaction to the same bread.

      2. I don't know what makes good pumpernickel, but the bakery in Roche Bros. in W. Roxbury has that along with a ton of other style breads, for <$3.00.

        1. Thanks all! I'll give Kupel's a try. That porter pumpernickel sounds very interesting, wish they made it on days besides Wednesday.

          1. I've had Kupel's pumpernickel...yum, wish I had some toasted right now with butter.