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Elizasmash Aug 11, 2009 12:39 PM

Does anyone know where to find an excellent bakery in San Fernando Valley, California?

  1. SIMIHOUND Aug 11, 2009 01:14 PM

    You find excellent SFV bakeries here on Chowhounds....Just kidding. This is a very standard question around here.

    Porto's- Burbank. It's a Cuban bakery that carries items that most folks have never seen such as cheese rolls, potato balls, ham and cheese croissants, chocolate croissants, walnut raisin baguettes, slices of different cakes, mini cakes, and a variety of sandwiches. Lets not forget the outstanding low priced wedding and birthday cakes.
    Lots of free parking too. IT IS UNREAL!! Can you tell I am a fan?

    Beas Bakery-Tarzana-Beas is a Jewish style bakery that has danish, rye and challah breads, cookies etc. It is second to none. For all practical purposes it is at Reseda and Ventura Blvd.

    1. Das Ubergeek Aug 11, 2009 01:24 PM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/351871 -- old, but still mostly valid. I would add Porto's in Burbank (on Hollywood Way and Magnolia Blvd) and Nata's Portuguese Bakery (on Ventura Blvd and Fulton Ave in Sherman Oaks).

      1. Kitchen Queen Aug 11, 2009 02:49 PM

        Beas WAS the place years back. I've been VERy satisfied with another well know bakery that's in the Northridge area, Delicious Bakery www.delicious-bakery.com
        Incredible Russian babka, potato knishes and chocolate chip danish

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        1. re: Kitchen Queen
          SIMIHOUND Aug 11, 2009 03:38 PM

          Hi KQ. I must disagree. D.B. is not even close. MAYBE the rye bread. (which I only know about because they supply it to Brent's Deli) is comparable but otherwise...
          I keep going back to D.B. from time to time to give it another shot because I really want someplace close to me being in Simi but I am dissapointed every time.

          1. re: SIMIHOUND
            Kitchen Queen Aug 11, 2009 04:03 PM

            I'm so sorry....I' don't frequent a bakery enuf 'cept Porto's so, maybe I'm a bit OOT. I've never been disappointed tho. Did LOVE the thinly sliced raisin pumperknickel from Bea's.

        2. j
          jillso Aug 11, 2009 05:48 PM

          Big Sugar Bakeshop in Studio City for brownies!

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