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Walnut bread in or near Berkeley

Glencora Jan 14, 2009 08:10 PM

It's for croutons for mushroom soup. I didn't see any at Acme today. Any other ideas? Thanks.

  1. wolfe Jan 15, 2009 12:58 PM

    At opening there are occasionally day old wheat walnuts at Acme Berkeley, $1.90. This loaf keeps for days making good toast.

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    1. re: wolfe
      Glencora Jan 15, 2009 01:30 PM

      Great tip. I see from their website that they open at 6:20 (oddly specific). My SO is usually coming home from work around then. Toot Sweet also has day olds, but Acme is better.

      1. re: Glencora
        wolfe Jan 15, 2009 01:38 PM

        I don't believe the web site. When I got there at 8AM on my way to work they opened at 8:00. There was sometimes a short line waiting for the door to be opened.

        1. re: wolfe
          wally Jan 15, 2009 03:30 PM

          They open at 8:00.

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      Breakbread Jan 15, 2009 12:22 PM

      Ive noticed that. Im coming early next time

      1. w
        wally Jan 14, 2009 09:13 PM

        The walnut levain at Acme disappears fast but is made every day.

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        1. re: wally
          chemchef Jan 15, 2009 06:43 AM

          Semifreddis also makes one, and both theirs and Acme's are sold at many other stores besides their own retail outlets (Andronico's, Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods, etc.) You should have no problem finding one at one of those places.

          1. re: chemchef
            ML8000 Jan 15, 2009 08:45 AM

            You can call Semifreddis on Claremont or their other stores to see if they have it in stock or to order it. It can help with the running around.

            372 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA

            3084 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA

            Semifreddi's Bakery
            1555 Park Ave, Emeryville, CA

            1. re: ML8000
              Glencora Jan 15, 2009 09:36 AM

              Thanks everyone. I was probably just trying too late in the day.

              1. re: Glencora
                wolfe Jan 15, 2009 10:33 AM

                Walnut Levain, 1 pound loaf, $3.69 Traders Joe's El Cerrito 30 minutes ago.

          2. re: wally
            mrchowmeins Jan 15, 2009 03:39 PM

            just make it yourself. its not that hard

            1. re: mrchowmeins
              wolfe Jan 15, 2009 04:03 PM

              Actually a modification of the No-Knead Bread recipe produces a very good whole wheat walnut bread. One bowl, one day, one pot.

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