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po boy/bahn mi bread

potatoe May 31, 2009 04:48 PM

looking for a bakery or outlet to source these kinds of bread for a crowd.

any suggestions?

i live in the outer mission but i am willing to travel for the perfect roll.


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  1. wolfe RE: potatoe May 31, 2009 05:12 PM

    The Ranch 99 East Bay Richmond has the loaves from Cam Huong bakery. These seem to be the bread the restaurant uses for its excellent bahn mi. I am not sure you can find it at other area Ranch 99s.

    1. Melanie Wong RE: potatoe Jun 1, 2009 05:20 PM

      In San Francisco, you'll find Bakers of Paris baguettes at Chinese markets along Clement and Irving streets to make banh mi.

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        potatoe RE: Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2009 06:46 AM

        are they long baguettes? or for individual sandwichrs?

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          Melanie Wong RE: potatoe Jun 2, 2009 05:07 PM

          I know that long baguettes are definitely available. I haven't looked for smaller rolls, so don't know. Bakers of Paris does bake smaller french rolls that are used by the banh mi shops in the Tenderloin, so maybe they're available at retail too.

      2. scarmoza RE: potatoe Jun 2, 2009 09:33 AM

        Neither po boy or bahn mi bread but a really good roll that might interest you: pan frances at Rico Pan. They usually come out of the oven after noon, and are 25ยข per roll.

        Rico Pan Bakery Salvadoreno
        3717 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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