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pinotho Jul 11, 2009 12:23 PM

There is an interesting post on the Austin board about Sheila Partin hamburger buns. I'm one of those who feels like bread is really important to a sandwich. I've tried hamburger buns and hotdog buns at CM and WF, and while they are a cut above Ms.Bairds, I am still searching. Anyone have a line on good sandwich bread, or hamburger/hot dog buns ? TIA.

  1. LewisvilleHounder Jul 11, 2009 07:36 PM

    Have you tried Empire Baking Company in Inwood Village at least for the bread? ZI am not sure if they have buns. La Spiga in Addison is another option.



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    1. re: LewisvilleHounder
      pinotho Jul 13, 2009 03:28 PM

      intrigued by both, but particularly La Spiga.......THANK YOU, LH.

      1. re: pinotho
        DallasDude Jul 13, 2009 03:31 PM

        I am having a party next weekend, expecting maybe 150 or so close friends. But I plan on making various types of sliders for this one and am looking for a super quality mini bun. Anyone eyeball those I would be happy. Would hate to bake 400 of these.

        1. re: DallasDude
          pinotho Jul 17, 2009 01:53 PM

          Dude, just checked out the slider buns at Stein's Bakery, and noticed that they have two sizes. One size is what I would call bar size, it's about the size that I associate with sliders served in a bar. They also have a smaller size, maybe 2 inches, that struck me as perfect for serving a large amount of appetizers. Stein's products have always been high quality, so you may want to check out these buns. If you do go by Stein's be sure and get at least one "cheese pocket". Stein's is in the SW quadrant at LBJ and Preston.

          1. re: pinotho
            DallasDude Jul 20, 2009 12:08 AM

            Thank you for that tip. I know Stiens pretty well, haven't been in a long time though. Great food shopping center! Indian, 2 greek places, Chinese with soup dumplings, sushi, a chain bbq, a rockin hamburger joint, Penzey's... even a Chili's to boot.

            I saw that Whole Foods is pushing those buns and preformed fresh patties too. Seemed kind of high for home cooks, may as well step out for those prices.

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      jindomommy Jul 11, 2009 08:43 PM

      I love Empire and I believe they make hamburger buns for one of the better burger joints in Dallas (I think Lee Harvey's). Eatzi's also has great buns. They are like some sort of egg dough/challah.

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      1. re: jindomommy
        jjerrier2450 Jul 16, 2009 03:43 PM

        You should also check Voila Bakery in Allen. They have amazing baguettes but also have pain au lait rolls for hamburger buns. Jean-Christophe supplies these buns to a lot of restaurants for their burgers. www.voila-bakery.com

        1. re: jjerrier2450
          irodguy Jul 16, 2009 08:23 PM

          Yep Voila is quality product for sure. The other option would be to go with a foccia roll from La Spiga, they are okay for burgers, but omg killer with grouper.

      2. b
        battman1_2000 Jul 17, 2009 02:47 PM

        for my sliders I've just been using those hawaiian mini rolls. They stay extremely soft for a considerable time unlike the fresh breads at CM that turn a nice shade of green if you don't eat them within 96 hrs

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