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Rye bread near Santa Rosa?

wearybashful Mar 9, 2008 05:24 PM

I'll try asking one more time--
I'm in Santa Rosa-- there is loads of corned beef and sauerkraut on sale, and there is NO RYE BREAD! Other than Orowheat or something. I think I could find a German sort of rye, but I WANT CARAWAY SEEDS!

Excuse me for yelling. I'm just going to go cry now.
Oy.

  1. wearybashful Mar 11, 2008 03:22 PM

    Bennet Valley Bakery just called back and said they make New York Rye on Thursdays. Two shots at a deli rye, and they're both on Thursdays.

    The Trader Joe's was good-- I did get a fresh one, and it was definitely preferable to eating corned beef on sourdough or something Italian.

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    1. re: wearybashful
      Robert Lauriston Mar 11, 2008 05:08 PM

      Does Bennett Valley have a retail outlet? I only know them from the Berkeley Saturday farmers market.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        wolfe Mar 11, 2008 05:38 PM

        Is there some mystical significance for Rye Bread Thursday?

    2. wearybashful Mar 10, 2008 03:06 PM

      My report for today:
      Bennet VAlley: no answer
      Artisan: their rye is a sourdough with some rye flour, they said, not the deli kind.
      Village Bakery: they bake a New York caraway rye on Thursdays only.

      I need to make sandwiches now, so I went to Trader Joes, carefuly looking through the sell-by dates on their corn rye and hoping I'd hit a fresh one.

      So wish me luck that I got the right sell-by date, and next time I'll have to time cooking corned beef around Thursdays, and see how that goes.

      1. Robert Lauriston Mar 10, 2008 08:54 AM

        Bennett Valley Bread makes some great rye breads. I'm not sure if one of these is a retail outlet.

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        Bennett Valley Bread & Pastry
        3975 Pyle Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

        Bennett Valley Bread & Pastry
        3336 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa, CA

        1. maria lorraine Mar 9, 2008 05:42 PM

          wearybashful, I live nearby. Have you not gone to Oliver's or Whole Foods and checked out
          (at the very least) the rye breads from Acme, Artisan and other bakeries?

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          1. re: maria lorraine
            wearybashful Mar 9, 2008 08:52 PM

            Maria, I checked Whole Foods; I'll have to try Oliver's. La Brea (which ships half-baked and is finished in stores) had a caraway rye, but it seems to have disappeared. Wolfe, I'm glad to know about St. Helena, but the roads between here and there are quite an adventure.

            1. re: wearybashful
              maria lorraine Mar 9, 2008 09:23 PM

              You are in luck. This Chow Digest article was totally about rye bread...

              http://www.chow.com/digest/476

              ...and listed phone numbers of the many bakeries that make rye. Read the raves in the Chow article, then call the bakeries raved about.

              But...one important bakery is left out, and it's right in your backyard (well, Sonoma). It's Artisan Bakers, and they're pretty smart bread bakers over there.
              Call them and ask them which stores get deliveries of their rye bread
              (and do that with the other bakeries as well). But I'd start with Artisan and Acme.

              Here's Artisan Baker's description of their Sour Rye:
              "A classic European style rye complete with caraway seeds.
              Gold Medal Winner – Sonoma County Harvest Fair
              Unbleached hi-protein flour, water, whole wheat rye flour, caraway seed, salt."

              Contact info:
              http://www.artisanbakers.com/
              707-939-1765

              Stores in Santa Rosa that carry Artisan breads:
              G&G Market (1211 College Ave.
              )Larkfield Market (522 Larkfield Center)
              Oliver's Market (560 Montecito Ctr.)
              Pacific Market (1465 Town & Country Dr.)
              Pearson & Company (2759 4th St.)
              Raley’s #313 (1407 A Fulton Rd.)
              Safeway #1576 (2300 Mendocino Ave.)
              Safeway #1713 (100 Calistoga Rd.)
              Whole Foods (1181 Yulupa Ave.)

              Source it out, tell us where you found it and what you thought. Good luck.

              1. re: wearybashful
                wolfe Mar 10, 2008 01:47 PM

                I also like Trinity road/Oakville grade. If you should decide to make the trip call ahead. I stopped at the Oxbow store and they had no rye. The young lady said they don't have it every day.

            2. wolfe Mar 9, 2008 05:35 PM

              Call Model Bakery in St. Helena to check. Their rye bread is very good and if my memory serves me, it has been 3 weeks, there are caraway seeds and they own a slicer. I got mine at Oxbow. By my google map it's ~ 20 miles to 1357 Main St
              St Helena, CA 94574

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