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Westside Bakery for Bread? (Vancouver)

L.Orr Aug 20, 2009 11:48 PM

My beloved Dollenkamp's (Broadway + Macdonald) has closed. Grieving aside, what's the best place for a good loaf of reasonably priced bread on the west side? Cobbs and Terra are a little pricy for my UBC budget, but is there anywhere else?

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  1. peter.v RE: L.Orr Aug 21, 2009 12:04 AM

    Mix is awesome. However, they're up in the Terra price range. The loaves are a bit bigger, but I've been a fan of theirs for a number of years.

    Cobs is actually pretty cheap if you ask me, essentially at the price point of the major grocery store brands. The extra couple of bucks gets you a much better loaf.

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      grayelf RE: peter.v Aug 21, 2009 09:09 AM

      Good reasonably priced bakery bread is thin on the ground in that part of Vancouver. I've heard decent reports about Tinker's Hatch (Mackenzie and 32ndish) though I've only had their sweet items. Might be worth a look...

    2. CheapAppetite RE: L.Orr Aug 21, 2009 11:36 AM

      Try T&T supermarket. I love their Utane Bread. It comes in Carrots and multigrain too. Very interesting, soft and chewy texture. And it's affordable. Not sure if there's one in the west side though.

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        jay_kay RE: CheapAppetite Aug 21, 2009 04:22 PM

        Definitely no T&T out in the westside, no room. :) Prob. closest one is in Chinatown.

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        Philx RE: L.Orr Aug 22, 2009 01:05 AM

        There actually is a place called Westside Bakery on McDonald near 23rd AVE 604-738-4228 . As I recall their bread is about $2+- depending on the type but I would not say it is the artisan category. Maybe call ahead and see if the pricing works.

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          searchlight RE: L.Orr Aug 23, 2009 12:04 PM

          Try the Angus Bakery on Broadway, between Alma and Dunbar. This is a very friendly little place, run by an Asian couple who named the business after their son. They make great croissants, and really, really good cheese croissants - best in Vancouver. Also lots of good pastries and breads.

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