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Jun 4, 2009 04:36 PM

A Salute to the Leidenheimer French Bread

Words can not describe how fantastic Leidenheimers fantastic french bread is. I have had PoBoys other places but they are never as good as the new orleans variety because no one else can duplicate the heavenly taste of Leidenheimers heavenly french. May they stay strong and prosper and never need a bailout. SALUTE!!!

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  1. That's all I used when I had my seafood and po-boy joint.


    1. The only reason I can think of as to why Leidenhiemer bread isn't more widely distributed is because New Orleans French bread goes stale fairly quickly. I think Virginia is Leideheimer's northernmost beachhead.

      Once or twice a year, I check Leidenheimer's website, hoping against hope that they've started shipping to NYC.

      It's not just the best bread for po-boys, either. The thin-crusted, airy loaves make the lightest bread puddings.

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      1. re: BrooksNYC

        Thanks for the website Brooks its appreciated

      2. It cannot be replicated! God knows I have searched and tried, but a po boy just isn't a po boy without Leidenheimer!!

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        1. I jst wish they'd bring back Gendusa's, whichc they bought out before the storm. Gendusa's gigettes were killer and the min-muffs were fantastic.

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          1. re: hazelhurst

            Amen, brother. The soup sticks were my favorites.