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best bread and cookie

hey I am lookin for everyones opinion on their favorite place to get fresh bread, and a place that has your favorite cookies? any new sugesttions wold be great. thanks

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  1. For fresh Italian bread, I haven't found better than Bay Cities.

    1. my favorite cookie is the peanut butter cookie at the Wolfgang Puck cafe up at the Griffith Observatory.

      I also like the cookies at Frank's Famous bakery in Montrose, and Diddy Reise in Westwood is the bomb!

      1. Breadworks in WLA is great and has many varieties.

        http://breadworksbakery.com/

        I like cookies at Clementine a lot--their chocolate chip is soft and chewy.

        1. The Bread Bar on 3rd St. near San Vicente has some tasty bread (try the Alpine... it'll knock your socks off). They also have a great selection of seeded and non-seeded baguettes as well.

          1. Breadbar and Belwood bakery has good bread. I also like to hit up the better Kosher bakeries in the SFV.

            For cookies, I am addicted to Leda's bakeshop cookies. Most are bite size, but all are amazing (well, I've had the non nut ones, I have allergies...my husband says the nut cookies are divine, too) Here are some flavors from her site

            Flavors

            Most of our cookies are available in both mini and giant sizes.

            Cookies:
            Chocolate Chip
            Chocolate Crackles*
            Chocolate Peanut Butter
            Coconut macaroons*
            Ginger snaps*
            Oatmeal Cranberry
            Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
            Peanut butter
            Peanut butter chocolate chip
            Pistachio Cranberry Shortbreads
            Snickerdoodles

            * Only available in minis

            http://www.ledasbakeshop.com
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