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Looking for good Italian bakeries for bread like Sarcones

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realestatedc Jan 6, 2009 07:10 AM

Does anyone know of anyt other bakeries in Philadelphia that produce break like Sarcones? I can never get there before they sell out and have not been able to find anything like their rolls in my quest. PLEASE HELP!!!

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    lawgirl3278 Jan 6, 2009 07:15 AM

    There is no substitute for Sarcones, but Carangi's has great bread and stromboli. They make a round sliced loaf that makes the most perfect toast.

    Another decent bakery is New York Bakery on 11th Street. It's a small off the beaten path place, but our go-to bakery for large roll orders.

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      Bigley9 Jan 6, 2009 07:16 AM

      They sell their bread to other retailers, I know this is NOT a complete list

      http://www.sarconesbakery.com/

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        mazza3 Jan 6, 2009 12:12 PM

        faragalli's (13th and reed) is close in flavor, but i would also recommend cacia's and ianelli's (between 8th and 9th on passyunk) for good italian bread. cacia's (16th? and ritner) is denser but delicious.

        i grew up and still live around the corner from sarcone's, and while they are my preference, my grandfather prefered cacia's (which i am sure was half of the reason he would pick my sister and me up from pre-school at st monica's) and ianelli's was always good in a pinch (still walking distance). most of the bread that you get in restaurants that you think is sarcone's is faragalli's....

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          mazza3 Jan 6, 2009 12:13 PM

          and carangi's is good too. meant to back lawgirl up on that one....

          1. rabidog Jan 6, 2009 01:47 PM

            does anyone know who bakes the bread sold at john's roast pork and govinda's? (i think it is the same bread) it is a sesame roll, and i love it.

            i can never seem to get to sarcone's early enough, either!

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              YoccosFan Jan 6, 2009 02:34 PM

              John's Roast Pork uses Carangi's rolls.

              http://www.carangibakery.com/

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                rabidog Jan 6, 2009 04:41 PM

                awesome, thank you! i've gotta make a trip down there. shame, that website says they used to be located right around the corner from me!!!

                i also need to give cacia's another try, which is in my neighborhood (second location). it's always empty! i went when they first opened and nothing grabbed my attention enough to remember it now, a couple years later... but to be fair i want to give them another try soon.

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                  chrissy72w Jan 7, 2009 12:04 PM

                  If you are near the Northeast, Gino's Italian Bakery 7142 Frankford Ave in Mayfair. So good.

                  1. re: rabidog
                    rabidog Jan 8, 2009 10:56 AM

                    just got a simple tomato/moz sandwich from cacia, on sesame bread... pretty darn good (tho still not sarcone's). i bought a plain loaf for some garlic bread tonight, looking forward to trying it out.

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                Gorp512 Jan 8, 2009 06:34 PM

                I like Carangi as far as the SP bunch is concerned, but the best rolls around are at Del Buonos on the Black Horse Pike in Haddon Heights. They won't ever run out because they pretty much bake all day they are open (around 11-4) Its out of the way a little bit, but this is coming from a born and bred South Philadelphian, Del Buono's has the best bread around.

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