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Gingerbread men, without getting my head bitten off

maxzook Nov 9, 2009 12:41 PM

Here's the story of my never-to-be-repeated experience buying gingerbread men for Christmas at a place that will remain unnamed lest the linkbot pick it up and make people think I'm endorsing the place:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3872...

Does anyone have a suggestion for somewhere else to get good gingerbread men without too much icing? Hollywood/Los Feliz/SFV preferred, but I'll travel if I have to ...

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  1. Servorg Nov 9, 2009 02:01 PM

    Only the GB men should get their heads bitten off! ;-D>

    Try Bluebird Bakery in Culver City.

    Bluebird Bakery
    8572 National Blvd.
    Culver City
    310-841-0939
    www.bluebirdcafela.com

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      silence9 Nov 9, 2009 02:32 PM

      Hi... I've had gingerbread men from Harry & David ( at the Northridge Mall) and also from the Victor Benes in-store bakery at Gelsons (also near that Northidge Mall). The former were larger and more costly (individually wrapped) , and the latter were less expensive, but smaller and sold by the pound (or dozen). If I recall, both kinds were tasty in their own way. Perhaps call first to confirm... Oh, and I think Trader Joes sometimes sell them too, during holiday season...

      1. Das Ubergeek Nov 11, 2009 09:22 AM

        Call Berolina Bakery and see if they'll make it?

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          maxzook Nov 11, 2009 09:44 AM

          I'm open to making a special order, so thanks -- this looks like just the place.

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          Berolina Bakery & Pastry Shop
          3421 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208

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