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In search of brioche

Can anyone recommend a source for brioche? I have tried Lyndell's and LaCascia in Medford/Somerville and the local grocery stores. I haven't figured out where to look next. Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!!

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  1. Whole Foods always carries it. They'd probably also have it at Hi-Rise on Huron Ave.

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    1. re: heathermb

      Never been to Hi-Rise. I will check it out. THANKS!! :-)

      1. re: heathermb

        Formaggio Kitchen on Huron Ave also has great square loaves of brioche, although I'm not sure where they get it from.

      2. Clear Flour Bakery on Thorndike Street in Brookline (one block off Comm Ave near the Brookline/Allston line) does a fantastic brioche, both in a large round and as brioche de nanterre, in the sort of loaf shape. The bad news is that they only do them on Saturdays and Sundays, and the worse news is that they sell out quick.

        1. Hi-Rise on Huron Avenue does carry brioche- they have small and larger sizes

          1. I like the brioche from Hi Rise a lot (not to mention the chocolate-filled brioche).

            Iggy's in Fresh Pond at least has brioche rolls (I don't recall seeing loaves).

            The bakery at Sel de la Terre does a great brioche as well.

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            1. re: finlero

              Was at Iggy's yesterday. They have two different size brioche loaves, including an almost alarmingly massive one.

              1. re: finlero

                The last time that I had the brioches at Hi-Rise they tasted exactly like popovers- very disappointing.

              2. Thank you to everyone for a strong list of go-to places that are all easily accessible for me.

                1. Japonaise on Beacon and St. Mary's in Brookline.

                  Russo's almost always has brioche. I've never had theirs but their breads are generally good.

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                  1. re: lergnom

                    Clear Flour and Athans, both in Brookline, have been my mainstays. I would guess that Danish Pastry off Arlington Street in Iggy's old space might have something good too.

                    1. re: teezeetoo

                      OP: There's another Danish Pastry House on Boston Ave. in Medford Hillside. Don't know about brioche, though.

                      1. re: Aromatherapy

                        I've never seen brioche at the DPH, although their breads are pretty universally good.

                  2. In Framingham you can get brioche at B&R bakery.

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                    1. re: Framinghound

                      The brioche rolls at Flour are heavenly.

                      1. re: powella

                        Flour does a loaf, too, which is terrific and freezes well.

                        Formaggio, Hi-Rise, and canto6 for rolls are my favorites. The cream bread at Japonaise is also great--i use it for eating straight only. it's too good for anything on top.

                    2. I second the Japonaise suggestion- it's not brioche, but they carry a sliced bread for toasting made with real cream called "Cream Bread" most surprisingly and when toasted exudes decadent rich flavour.It's addictive. They have a small outpost in the Porter Exchange building in Cambridge where they carry the bread but they do run out occasionally!

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                      1. re: deshuitres

                        Now that you mention it, Yi Soon in Allston makes similar "Raisin Toast" and "Taro Toast" both are essentially brioche breads.

                        1. re: deshuitres

                          WOW - that sounds delicious. I may shoot up there after work today and take a chance! Thanks.

                          1. re: deshuitres

                            Its pain au lait, instead of using milk and butter they just make it with heavy cream, its the same recipe as brioche but replace the eggs with cream.
                            I used to make it for all sorts of viennoiserie.
                            Its very expensive to bake.