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Best Bread in Los angles: discuss

So where does one find really good bread in LA. Sourdough, rye, french loafs. Whatever. Discuss.

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  1. I know there have been other threads on this, but I think the bread at Huckleberry is outstanding. I just used a boule of their rustic bread to make the Zuni Cafe roast chicken with bread salad this weekend and it was amazing. I also love their multigrain bread.

    I think if you're able to get a warm loaf of Breadbar's alpine bread, it's delicious, although I wouldn't bother otherwise.

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    1. re: mollyomormon

      I love the bread at Bay Cities. I think it comes out of the oven hourly. You can almost always get a warm loaf.

        1. re: wienermobile

          Me too. The biggest problem I have with their bread is that if it's warm (and it usually is) and it's in the car, I can't get home without picking that poor loaf to death. I have learned; get two, one for the drive home...

          1. re: foodiemahoodie

            Whatever you do, don't put it in the trunk. The smell of fresh bread wills your car to the curb. :) Even worse, don't put it in your back seat (if you have one) because you will get in an accident from constantly looking back and reaching for it. :)

        2. re: CCDiner

          This is where we get our bread usually. We also really like the bread-guy at the east end of the Santa Monica farmers market on Arizona on Saturdays.

          1. re: sillygoosedown

            Yup, love the bread guy - especially for his giant 24oz loaf of ciabatta for only $4.50. His baguette and almond croissant are not too shabby either.

            1. re: sillygoosedown

              I've tried several of his breads in the past and have almost always been disappointed. Any recs on what types of breads? TIA

              1. re: bulavinaka

                We always get the rustic white loaf -- haven't tried anything else. Sorry if it's a crap recommendation, but we've been impressed with that particular bread.

                1. re: sillygoosedown

                  >>Sorry if it's a crap recommendation, but we've been impressed with that particular bread.<<

                  No need to pre-apologize. It's been a few months since I last visited this FM so I can't comment on their recent quality. The next time I go, I give them another try if something or the rustic white looks appealing. Thanks for the tip...

              2. re: sillygoosedown

                I have to strongly disagree with the bread guy at the east end of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. I've had nothing but dry, crumbly baked goods from him.

              3. re: CCDiner

                They also make a cheesy tomato bread that is my favorite bread ever....

                --Dommy!

              4. re: mollyomormon

                Huckleberry is the best in LA, hands down - I do love the Cibatta from Il Fornaio

                1. re: mollyomormon

                  I just had a ciabatta from Huckleberry and truly enjoyed it. I was initially turned off by the whole wheat flour when I cut open the loaf, but upon tasting it, the bread grew on my with each bite. It took all of my strength to walk in an order only a couple of loafs of bread though...

                2. I also think Huckleberry has the best bread, if you haven't gotten it I highly recommend trying it out!

                  1. Wholefood for Life
                    3070 Los Feliz Boulevard
                    Los Angeles, CA 90039-1521
                    (323) 660-8144

                    This is NOT a whole foods. It's a Russian Armenian Store. Their Russian baker puts out the best french loafs & Baguettes I have had. They are a little denser that many I have had around LA.

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                      1. I have yet to find a rye bread better than the one Langer's puts out.

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                        1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

                          See my post, above. Change "sourdough" to "rye" :)

                          P.S. Langer's doesn't bake their own bread. They used to get it from Fred's bakery on Robertson, but they changed bakeries some years ago... I'm sure someone here knows where they get it from now.

                          Mr Taster

                          1. re: Mr Taster

                            Langer's gets their rye from Bea's Bakery in Tarzana.

                            1. re: Mr Taster

                              Yes, I know. Don't they also bake it once more once they receive the bread?

                              1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

                                Yes. You can buy a loaf from Langer's, and it won't be crisp on the outside because it will not have been re-baked.