Stellar Day-Old Offerings?
We were at 3 Square last weekend for the first time and snagged a bag of day-olds for $3.50. Included was a cranberry white chocolate scone, a blueberry scone, and an apricot muffin, a steal!
Any other bountiful day-old baskets out there?
Sorta depends on what you are looking for -- I'd be a little leery of a sushi joint giving discounts on their day-old sashimi or rolls. On the other hand, I'd love to get a big discount on Amandine's croissants or other baked goods the next day and be able to use them for sandwiches or bread pudding.
My nomination is the Bagel Factory on the S/E corner of Sepulveda and National in that big Von's strip mall. While their fresh bagels have gone through the roof in price, they sell bags of a dozen day-olds for $3.50, when available. The bags are usually sorted into complimentary choices, and I really like the "everything" and garlic and onion bagels. Since I usually only use a couple out of the bag at first and freeze the rest, and always toast my bagels, the loss of freshness is negligible and well worth the huge savings.
I think Thee's bakery at Farmer's Market has a stash of day-old pastries for sale, although I haven't bought them in a long time.
try Viktor Benes' (in most Gelson's) - they always have great day old bran muffins (those sticky honey ones), muffin tops (blueberry, raspberry, pumpkin, cappuccino chip, chocolate chocolate chip), scones, sugar cookies, doughnuts (why would anyone buy these day old though?), bagels, breads, bear claws... a lot.