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Jan 4, 2009 01:51 PM

Buns for sliders?

Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to buy the mini buns for sliders?
I'm in the west Valley, just in case there is something closer to me.....
Super Bowl is just around the corner!

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  1. Ralph's bakes suitable buns that they pack on site. In the bag there is a combination of plain, sesame and poppy seed topped. They do the job quite well.

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    1. re: Bob Brooks

      That was going to be my suggestion too. We just had them with sliders New Year's Day.

      They make then with white and whole wheat flavors.

    2. You can also try those King Hawaiian dinner like rolls. They're square rolls.

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        1. re: Saddleoflamb

          They are PERFECT for sliders..had them last week...the best...make sure you get a spicy mustard.

      1. trader joe's carries a loaf called sesame pullaparts that make great slider buns. sometimes i carve a slice out of the middle so they aren't too tall.

        1. I second the King Hawaiian rolls. We make them with thousand island dressing and add a pickle and everyone loves them. I get the rolls from COSTCO.

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          1. re: Twin


            kings hawaiian + meat = bomb ass sliders

            we do sloppy joe's on kings hawaiian

            1. re: ns1

              Again Hawaiin is way too sweet for burgers of any kind....just because they're shaped right. ..doesn't make them in thesouth we use Martins dinner rolls for sliders......Kings Hawaiin is a very sweet bread.......if this is what you fee l compliments the food you are are eating .....go for it! Otherwise , Kings Hawaiin like an at home yeast roll from Golden Corrall

              1. re: Saddleoflamb

                I like it; it adds the sweetness of ketchup without having to use ketchup.

                1. re: Saddleoflamb

                  Like you said, on the right burger the sweetness complements the filling.

              2. re: Twin

                Kings Hawaiian actually makes less sweet savory butter rolls that have the same texture and mostly the same taste. They work great! I have found them at Vons.

              3. Isn't there anyone (like a bakery) that makes actual slider buns? The rolls would be OK if I can't find anything else, but I think they might be a dough-y.

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                1. re: CEfromLA

                  Wholesale bakeries that sell to restaurants, yes. Retail ones, few...

                  1. re: CEfromLA

                    Well, if you want something with a tougher crust, you could get small dinner rolls from Berolina...

                    1. re: CEfromLA

                      I think the Melrose Baking Company does 3" buns. I looked into them a while back, then my plans changed, so I've never personally used them. But they probably can provide what you need.

                      Melrose Baking Co
                      7356 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

                      1. re: LisaStitch

                        3 inches is WAY too big for a slider....

                        1. re: Adsvino

                          "WAY" too big seems like an overstatement. All the sliders I've had at restaurants have been somewhere between 2 and 3 inches.

                          Melrose Baking Co can probably accomodate a smaller size if needed.

                          1. re: LisaStitch

                            Who is making 3 inch wide sliders??? That is 66-100% too big. Sliders should be 1.5 to 2 inches wide.

                            1. re: Adsvino

                              Oh my goodness you are talking in percentages? :P I don't know that "should" is really appropriate to say ? I can't find a definition of "slider" except in reference to White Castle (which is more in the 3" range). I'm looking at my ruler and 3" seems much more common to me and my slider experience. And I think that's also closer to the size of the King Hawaiian rolls people are talking about above.

                              I have had sliders that were 1.5-2 inches, but most of the ones I've had have been more as 'bar food,' at places like the Arsenal and others I can't quite remember... :)

                              1. re: LisaStitch

                                We burger fiends are a scientific lot...