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Best bread in Santa Monica?

aventinus Sep 26, 2009 07:15 PM

Baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, etc.

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  1. monku RE: aventinus Sep 27, 2009 09:10 AM

    For etc. bread I like Bay Cities Italian Deli.

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

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      vinosnob RE: monku Dec 9, 2009 08:19 AM


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        a_and_w RE: vinosnob 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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      schrutefarms RE: aventinus Sep 27, 2009 12:55 PM

      Bay Cities

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        sel RE: aventinus 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.


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          bulavinaka RE: sel 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.

        2. mollyomormon RE: aventinus Dec 8, 2009 03:31 PM

          The wheat bread at Huckleberry is very good.

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            TomSwift RE: aventinus Dec 8, 2009 03:56 PM

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

            1. a_and_w RE: aventinus 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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                aventinus RE: 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. Emme RE: aventinus 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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