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Nov 13, 2007 08:52 PM

Cornbread and bread to go in the Pasadena area

I wanted to get some good corn bread and dinner rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner. We're making everything else.

Anyone have any good suggestions about where I can get some good cornbread to go? Also, any suggestions about what kind of bread, maybe dinner rolls, for Thanksgiving and where to get them?


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  1. A couple of places come to mind for cornbread.

    In Pasadena, you can try Smitty's.

    A bit south of Pasadena, there's Angelena's Soul Food, which also has cornbread.

    For dinner rolls, try Porto's Bakery.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Whole Foods (two locals in Pasadena now) sells good corn bread too.

      1. re: spankbot

        I find it OK. but not as good as Gelson's.

        Oddly, if you get a can of Marie Callendar's mix and throw in some roasted corn and top with cracklins or bacon bits (fresh, cooked bacon bits, not bacos-eew) you got a pretty tasty thing.

        but not as good as the gelson's Corn bread, which I think I would sell my soul for.

    2. My favorite cornbread is Gelson's Finest Cornbread. They sell it in loaves, and it's addictive!

      Go to Pasadena Gelson's and get you some!

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      1. re: Diana

        I'd second the Gelson's cornbread, it's dense but fit t'eat.

        1. re: Steve2 in LA

          More than just fit. They must put crack in it, I'm addicted!

          1. re: Diana

            I'd put in a strong agree with the Gelson's Cornbread - not sure what they do (maybe a ton of butter) but that stuff is soo yummy. Sorry, can't help you with the rolls.

            1. re: burbankfoodie

              Most Gelson's sell Viktor Bene's rolls or La Brea Rolls, or both!

              1. re: Diana

                Thanks for the suggestions! You guys have me sold on the Gelson's cornbread. I ordered some yesterday. I also decided to go with the rosemary raisin rolls from Julienne. Hopefully, those will be good.