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Best bread in Santa Monica?

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aventinus Sep 26, 2009 07:15 PM

Baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, etc.

  1. Emme Dec 9, 2009 08:57 PM

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

    I echo the recs for Bay Cities and Amandine.

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      aventinus Dec 9, 2009 08:42 AM

      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. a_and_w Dec 9, 2009 06:39 AM

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

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          TomSwift Dec 8, 2009 03:56 PM

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

          1. mollyomormon Dec 8, 2009 03:31 PM

            The wheat bread at Huckleberry is very good.

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              sel Sep 27, 2009 01:02 PM

              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&...

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                bulavinaka Sep 27, 2009 03:44 PM

                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.

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                schrutefarms Sep 27, 2009 12:55 PM

                Bay Cities

                1. monku Sep 27, 2009 09:10 AM

                  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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                    vinosnob Dec 9, 2009 08:19 AM

                    ditto!

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                      a_and_w Dec 9, 2009 09:02 AM

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

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