Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
Jun 14, 2008 10:43 AM

Good Healthy Organic Bread in Town?

There seems to be a dearth of places to get a good bread in town, by good I mean a good crust with high fiber baked with organic whole grains.

Appalled at the Whole Foods pumpernickel uses caramel coloring and not dense at all.
The same with Central Market, not a lot of picks there as far as organic high fiber bread.

Is there anywhere in Austin to find this?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. How about good ole HEB? We get this bread at Burnet/Koenig (the forlorn HEB store with the best music in town):

    Alvarado Street Sprouted Multigrain


    Sprouted Whole Grain Wheat Berries
    Filtered Water
    Wheat Gluten
    Unsulphured Molasses
    Organic Millet
    Organic Cracked Wheat
    Organic Corn Meal
    Fresh Yeast
    Sea Salt
    Organic Oats
    Organic Rye
    Organic Sunflower Seeds
    Organic Flax Seeds
    Soy Based Lecithin
    Cultured Wheat

    There are about five or six different versions of this brand. We like it alot. I've been eating a lot more bread since HEB started carrying this.

    1. Yup, know the bread, buy it regularly, but it has no crust to speak of, and not unlike the Eze 4:9 bread. Looking for something more to akin to a crusty european bread

      1 Reply
      1. re: malgosia

        Oh, I was responding to the need for "high fiber baked with organic whole grains." I didn't see the crust part.

        All of the bread at Central Market tastes "blah" to me, for some reason. I've had better luck at Mandola's. We buy their slippers for sandwich days sometimes. Actually crunchy on the outside with nice yeast holes throughout, just the right amt of salt, and a slight twang from the yeast action.

      2. Well there is a place over in Great Hills near the HEB there can't remember the place but they have I believe organic breads there also it's been a long time since I have been there since I live in Will Co. now but it was a great place for Bread and they have been opened since I came to Austin in 96.

        3 Replies
            1. re: angelfoodmaker

              There's also a location at 3201 Bee Caves Road (at the Walsh Tarlton intersection). GH is in the corner of the shopping center between the post office and the CVS.

        1. The original comment has been removed