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Good Healthy Organic Bread in Town?

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malgosia Jun 14, 2008 10:43 AM

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. rudeboy Jun 14, 2008 05:42 PM

    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

    ingredients:

    Sprouted Whole Grain Wheat Berries
    Filtered Water
    Wheat Gluten
    Honey
    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.

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      malgosia Jun 15, 2008 06:49 PM

      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

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      1. re: malgosia
        rudeboy Jun 16, 2008 07:58 PM

        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.

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        angelfoodmaker Jun 16, 2008 07:48 PM

        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.

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          mkwng Jun 16, 2008 08:33 PM

          Great Harvest?

          http://www.greatharvest.com/index.html

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            angelfoodmaker Jun 16, 2008 09:13 PM

            Yep that's it Great harvest

            1. re: angelfoodmaker
              MPH Jun 22, 2008 11:31 AM

              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.

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