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Where To Find Po Boy Bread?

enoscabell Feb 1, 2010 04:21 PM

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.

  1. wienermobile Feb 1, 2010 04:24 PM

    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
      enoscabell Feb 1, 2010 04:28 PM

      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. Fryboy Feb 1, 2010 06:04 PM

      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. r
        rnp0123 Feb 1, 2010 07:18 PM

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

        1. b
          Burger Boy Feb 1, 2010 07:55 PM

          You want a french baguette. Try Normandie Bakery on Jefferson. http://www.yelp.com/biz/normandie-authentic-french-bakery-and-bistro-los-angeles

          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
            monku Feb 1, 2010 07:59 PM

            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
              Burger Boy Feb 1, 2010 08:03 PM

              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!

          2. orythedog Feb 9, 2010 11:11 AM

            A Banh Mi place like Mr. Baguette or Sandwich Express has the closest appoximation to Po Boy bread you will find in LA. Crusty and light is the standard.

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            1. re: orythedog
              JPomer Feb 9, 2010 12:51 PM

              too late for super bowl, i know, but the bread guy at the Farmer's Market in West Hollywood on Mondays has great, light baguettes. He has both small and large size and I think this is closer to what you're looking for

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