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Tired of the supermarket bread, anything fresh in Alhambra area?

peppermonkey Feb 12, 2009 01:50 PM

So I'm tired of the wonders and orowheats in the bread aisle. Any bakeries in Alhambra area with fresh bread of all kinds for sandwiches, baguettes, etc.

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    ohdaylay Feb 12, 2009 02:02 PM

    You and me both. Sad to say, but the Pavilions on Fair Oaks in South Pas has a pretty good bakery. They also stock La Brea Bakery goods, which are lovely.

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      peppermonkey Feb 12, 2009 05:52 PM

      I go there sometimes but the bread is baked in the morning and by the time I get to it after work it's just so hard. I used to get half-baked bread at certain stores but can't find a place that does that.

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      Augusta Feb 12, 2009 02:04 PM

      You can always give one of the Vietnemese restaurants a try for some fresh French bread. And there's always Lovebirds.

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        slomosi Feb 12, 2009 02:09 PM

        i love the 3 for $1 bread at saigon bakery. they have great egg rolls too....

        1. choctastic Feb 12, 2009 07:33 PM

          Just get a baguette at the Alhambra Banh Mi Che Cali. That's my favorite branch in the chain. Baguette Express has excellent baguettes, but more pricey. That's a little further east though, not in Alhambra.

          1. A5 KOBE Feb 12, 2009 09:17 PM

            Baguette City and Mr. Baguette

            1. ipsedixit Feb 12, 2009 09:30 PM

              Olympic Bakery (Temple City)

              Cathy's Bakery (San Gabriel)

              Kiki Bakery (Alhambra)

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                SoCal Foodie Feb 13, 2009 07:06 AM

                Amy's Pastry in Montebello! Yeah I know it's not in the Alhambra area but to me it's worth the drive to get some of their freshly baked breads. Love their pastries and cakes too!

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                  ohdaylay Feb 13, 2009 11:55 AM

                  I second Amy's. The bread is great, but try the fruit tart. Awesome stuff.

                2. WildSwede Feb 13, 2009 11:48 AM

                  How about the Sunday morning Farmer's Market across the street from where Mervyn's was (behind it) on Main? There is a bakery that has all kinds of breads selling there and they are good. Can't remember the name, but it is one of the places that also sells at the Pasadena FM on Saturdays (not the REALLY good one with the crazy line, but the other one). They have Multigrain, Jalapeno cheddar, rolls, baguettes, sourdough, etc. Give them a try! While you are there you can get fresh roasted peanuts, grilled sausages and bacon dogs, aguas, mexican food, kettle corn...

                  1. peppermonkey Feb 13, 2009 12:55 PM

                    thanks everyone..I will have to check these out...sometimes the bread at vietnamese places is kinda too hard though...

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