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Best bread in Santa Monica?

Baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, etc.

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  1. For etc. bread I like Bay Cities Italian Deli.

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    Bay Cities Italian Deli
    1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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      1. re: vinosnob

        Nosh had a great suggestion some time back to freeze Bay Cities bread in pieces to prevent it from going stale.

      1. The place on the S side of Pico Blvd. a few doors E of Lincoln Blvd. called................?
        Baguettes are good, sweet stuff is ok but I prefer Amandine and Huckelberry for pastries.
        Oh yea, it's La Pain du Jour, Inc.

        http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp...

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        1. re: sel

          For more artisan-type bread, I second La Pain du Jour. For softer more pliable bread, I third Bay Cities.

          Les Delices du Four at the Mar Vista Farmers market on Sundays has really good baguettes, batards and ciabatta.

        2. The wheat bread at Huckleberry is very good.

          1. Agree about Bay Cities, good and hot. For sourdough, though, its diffficult to beat Pioneer.

            1. Amandine and Huckleberry for sure. Stay away from the bread guy at the SM Farmer's Market -- super dry.

              1. I've tried Bay Cities and Le Pain du Jour based on people's suggestions. Both are excellent. (Also try the plain butter croissants at Le Pain du Jour--the best in town.)

                1. Some of the stuff at Via Dolce on Montana is great.

                  I echo the recs for Bay Cities and Amandine.