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Feb 21, 2009 04:24 AM

Where is the Best Rye Bread in town?

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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    1. re: mc michael

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

      1. re: DrBruin

        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..

    2. 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

        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

          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

            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

              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. 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

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

            1. re: chuck

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

              1. re: chuck

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

            2. 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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              1. re: delishdonna

                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

                  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.

                  1. re: Bob Brooks

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

                  2. re: Foodandwine

                    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

                      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.

                      1. re: Bob Brooks

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

                2. 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!