Help! I'm a nice Italian girl living in Florida
Living far from NY, I had mentioned elsewhere of a place in Port St. Lucie, FL near where I once visited, where I got an equivalent of lard bread which was sausage bread, nearly double what lard bread costs, but I was desperate. Being a packratter, I saved their card and now located a link:
Dear Brooklyn Girl,
You definitely want to get your lard bread at Addeo and Sons and that's that.
They're on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. There must be someone in your area who will be your carrier. Everytime I'm in there some woman is identifying herself as "from the South" and up in the Bronx just for food!!!!!! Good luck.
Oh, they make it once a week, I think.
As a New Yorker and former Miami girl, have you tried Laurenzo's market in North Miami Beach? I know they have a bakery, and lots of great Italian food products.
There is also, a very good little place called:
18681 West Dixie Highway
Miami FL 33180
They used to have great gluten rolls and other bread stuff and fresh mozzarella, give them a call and see if they have it.
Other than that, if you totally come up with nothing in Florida, then I would go to NY, but bread doesn't really travel too well, and I would be very surprised if you couldn't find it there at least.
If you end up with nothing, try Madonia in the Bronx, arthur avenue, very good stuff.
I'd have to agree with janie on this. Unless you can have it shipped unbaked and frozen and bake it yourself, bread doesn't really ship well. The trick is to seek out some transplanted NYC'ers who have opened a bakery close to your area. We did that when we were spending a lot of time in Sarasota and finally found some decent Italian food. Unless you're in a very rural area, Ii you do some reesearch/ask around, you'll find what you're looking for closer to home