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Where is the Best Rye Bread in town?

Foodandwine Feb 21, 2009 04:24 AM

Im planning to make Corned Beef for St. Patricks day ( think lots of sandwiches and good beer ).. Where can I find the Best Rye Bread in town? I understand Langers bread comes from some Bakery in the Valley? any help would be nice.. Thanks.

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    mc michael Feb 21, 2009 05:37 AM

    Definitely Langers.

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      DrBruin Feb 21, 2009 05:44 AM

      I second that. The rye bread at Langers is pretty darn tasty.

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        Foodandwine Feb 21, 2009 05:58 AM

        I just read in a earlier post that Langers gets their rye bread from Bea's in Tarzana. Does any one know of this place and are there any better? Thanks..

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      delishdonna Feb 21, 2009 05:58 AM

      Diamond Bakery on Fairfax near Canters has the best rye....they also make the best raisin pumpernickle . I think Langers uses Diamond Bakery bread ...they reheat with moisture to get the crunchy outside and very soft inside.

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      1. re: delishdonna
        NumeroUnoEat Feb 21, 2009 07:23 AM

        you are correct delishdonna,
        LANGER'S doe's not bake their rye bread.
        another contender is BEVERLYWOOD BAKERY
        on south side of Pico one block west of Doheny.

        1. re: NumeroUnoEat
          SIMIHOUND Feb 21, 2009 07:53 AM

          It is oh so simple. Bea's is just fantastic. Check out everything they have to offer. period. It's close to the freeway off at Reseda Blvd one block north of Ventura Blvd.

          1. re: SIMIHOUND
            Bob Brooks Feb 21, 2009 10:16 AM

            Actually, it's always been said that Langer's gets its bread from Bea's. And then they bake it in their own oven for additional crispness.

            I would also recommend the corned rye from Trader Joe's.

            1. re: Bob Brooks
              Outerspace Feb 22, 2009 12:49 AM

              Diamond makes the corn rye that is sold at Trader Joe's. I was at Diamond to get a few loaves and they had none on the shelf, so they took out a couple of the loaves that were bagged for TJ's.

        2. re: delishdonna
          rednyellow Feb 22, 2009 09:07 AM

          I like Diamond a lot too.

        3. Peripatetic Feb 21, 2009 09:01 AM

          Where does Brent's get their bread? I'm a huge Langer's fan, but Brent's edges them out for the best caraway rye I've had in LA. Or . . . perhaps they both get it from the same place and my tastebuds are playing tricks on me . . . ?

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          1. re: Peripatetic
            chuck Feb 21, 2009 09:33 AM

            Brent's gets a lot of their baked goods from Delicious BAkery at Reseda and Norhoff.

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              magic man Feb 21, 2009 09:39 AM

              Bea's is great. Brent's does have great rye.

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                susans Feb 21, 2009 10:24 PM

                Brent's definitely gets their rye bread from Delicious Bakery; I asked them. The corn rye at Delicious is very good.

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              delishdonna Feb 21, 2009 10:34 AM

              I believe the reason Langers rye is so good is the second baking they give it .It's really the textures that make it so good.

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                Foodandwine Feb 21, 2009 12:47 PM

                Thanks for all of the replies. Sounds like Diamond should work ( much closer to manhattan beach ) only bummer with the second baking is that I would assume that you slice it after the second bake. Perhaps I just have them slice a few loafs and second bake the sliced ones for a few moments.. They suppose to have good cookies there too.. Otherwise its Beas??

                1. re: Foodandwine
                  Bob Brooks Feb 21, 2009 12:52 PM

                  The second baking is to give the crust an extra crispness. I think second baking a sliced loaf would probably just make the slices taste stale.

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                    Foodandwine Feb 21, 2009 12:54 PM

                    Bob, very good point.. perhpaps I will have to hand slice it after the second baking.. that will be hard to do..

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                    delishdonna Feb 21, 2009 02:14 PM

                    You can have them slice the bread ...when you get it home sprinkle some tin foil with water ....wrap the entire loaf of bread in it and heat for about 10 to 15 min. at 350 .You should be able to get a good result with that.

                    1. re: delishdonna
                      Bob Brooks Feb 21, 2009 05:21 PM

                      I'm sorry but I don't think this would be a good idea at all. It certainly won't make the crust crisp like Langer's and it runs the risk of making the bread a bit mushy just for the sake of making it warm, which, if the bread is at room temp, the hot pastrami will do by itself.

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                        delishdonna Feb 21, 2009 08:29 PM

                        It does work ...I do it all the time and the crust gets crunchy and the bread is not soggy....you only sprinkle water on the foil ..try it sometime.

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                  Gingergirl Feb 21, 2009 07:06 PM

                  Before you drive a long distance, check with some local Ralph's grocery stores in your area -- some of them carry Diamond corn rye. You might also check with Diamond Bakery to se if they have a closer distribution (deli or grocery) near you. Happy St. Patty's and good eating!

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                    Fru Feb 21, 2009 07:28 PM

                    Continental Bakery (Kosher) on Burbank east of Whitsett will have great corn rye. Bea's of course will too. I don't know which will be easier to get to. Maybe Bea's since it is just off the 101 from the 405 in Tarzana like Simihound said. I just bought their assorted mini danish and rugula, yum! Their hamantaschen are the best I've had since Weby's.

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                      delishdonna Feb 21, 2009 08:27 PM

                      I love that bakery ...as a matter of fact I'm going there in the morning to get bagels and biallys for brunch....they have an onion rye which is also insanely good.

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                      paprkutr Feb 21, 2009 09:06 PM

                      Canter's in the deli section where they make the sandwiches has the best rye bread. It is the twiced baked rye, and you can get a whole loaf or half. Their whole loaf is like two large rye breads of the others. Can't beat, but must get at the deli counter.

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                        Foodandwine Feb 24, 2009 05:55 AM


                        Never knew that.. Good call.. I will try that some time.. I actually like Canters ( one of the few here.. ) Thanks..

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                          paprkutr Feb 27, 2009 05:36 PM

                          Your welcome, and they always have little bags of the bread on the deli counter for $1.25, it's enough for hubby and me just to have around.

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