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Feb 1, 2010 04:21 PM

Where To Find Po Boy Bread?

Hello, I want to make some fried shrimp po-boys for a Superbowl party on Sunday, but I'm having trouble finding the appropriate bread. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find the right rolls (think light baguette type)?

I live around the Grove.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. I don't know if it's po-boy bread, but the bread at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica is incredible and baked hourly.

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    1. re: wienermobile

      While I do like Bay Cities, that bread doesn't work for po boys. It's far too dense.

      A shrimp po boy is a pretty simple sandwich, mainly just shrimp, hot sauce, mayo, maybe some lettuce, and the heavy Bay Cities bread will overwhelm the sandwich.

      But thanks for the reply.

    2. You might want to try the bakery at Whole Food Market at Fairfax & Santa Monica. I buy their ciabatta rolls (quite ofter still warm) and make great sandwiches, They also have a good selection of other types of fresh rolls.

      1. That is why you can't get a decent po-boy in Los Angles. The bread just isn't the same.

        1. You want a french baguette. Try Normandie Bakery on Jefferson.

          Try LA Fish Co Downtown early saturday for your shrimps, call to check hours. Or if you want frozen try Canton Foods in Downtown.

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          1. re: Burger Boy

            Canton Foods the smallest purchase of frozen shrimp is a 5 pound box.

            I've seen some decent deals on shrimp by the pound at Fishermans Outlet downtown.

            1. re: monku

              If it is a super bowl party, then I say let the good times roll. 5lbs is perfect for a bout 7-8 po'boys!

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