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Best Bun/Bread for burgers?

Having a burger cook out - what's your favorite bun/bread/roll for 1/4-1/3# burgers? Where to find them in oakland/berkeley a plus. Thanks!

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  1. Here's an old thread to get you started with several East Bay suggestions.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/29970

    Let's hear some more.

    1. We find the Orowheat Potato Buns hold up fairly well and I believe no trans fats. I get at either Andronico's or Safeway. Probably better with a bigger burger.

      1. I use the Brioche Buns found at Whole Foods, can't remember the name off hand, they are pricy but in my opinion well worth it.

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        1. re: Kristine

          Yeah, definitely those Brioche buns, they're La Boulangerie.

          1. re: Kristine

            I like those too, but they're pretty big, in my opinion too large for a 1/4 pound burger. A large 1/3 pounder might work. My one nit with them is they're pretty rich--they could use a less rich brioche and I'd be happier. To explain that a little better, Brioche comes in a range of richness from not much butter to pretty much as much butter as the flour can support, but the traditional classifications for brioche are almost never mentioned on packaging.

          2. Kelly's Bakery (Santa Cruz) Francese rolls work perfectly
            http://www.kellysfrenchbakery.com/bre...

            1. It really depends on how big you make your burgers. My rule of thumb is the burger should be as big around as the bun (or just slightly larger). Any smaller and you end up with too much bread.