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May 22, 2010 11:11 AM

Where to buy some Cemitas Poblano rolls?

Anybody have a resource close to Culver City for these great crust sesame seed covered rolls/buns? Show me some love! Want to try and make some muffalettas on them.

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  1. All I can suggest is to try the usual suspects, skip cemita rolls and try Italian bakery/deli places but the only one that I've had locally is on the muffaletta at The Gumbo Pot and they haven't shared their source!

    Gumbo Pot
    6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: sel

      Oh I have the usual suspects and I have used Bay Cities, Frisco, made my own even. I just want to try them on a Cemta Roll, just for fun!

      1. re: Burger Boy

        Got it! I like the fresh baked in store telera rolls and the round ones both white and whole wheat although at this late hour I don't remember what they are called, at Vallarta Market, all locations. 25 cents each!

        Vallarta Supermarket
        10859 Oxnard St North, Hollywood, CA

        Vallarta Restaurant
        563 W Ventura St, Fillmore, CA 93015

        1. re: sel

          Are these Cemitas rolls, hard crust with sesame seeds? TY

          1. re: Burger Boy

            No on all counts , used for Mexican tortas they frequently work for other sandwiches when I can't find the authentic item.

            1. re: sel

              I want to hold out for the authentic ones. I want the sesame seeds, as I recall the ones from Central Grocery had sesame seeds. I will need to double check on this.

              1. re: sel

                Just checked and the ones at Central Grocery have sesame seeds.

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  The roll at Central Grocery is a wonderful sesame seeded Italian roll and so is the roll at it's nearby competitor Progress Grocery which I used to prefer. I haven't been able to find anything similar at any L.A. bakery. Hope you find the cemita roll and that it works for you! Any good Mexican bakery should work.

                  1. re: sel

                    Sarno's used to make it, they closed 10 years ago. I just am playing, not worried about authentic at this point but if you want seeded Italian go to Frisco Bakery on Ave. 26th & San Fernando Rd. They have good bread. The rolls from Bay City are great also, not authentic but make a great sandwich.

      2. Not very close to Culver City, but I have bought them at El Super on York Blvd. & Ave. 56 in Highland Park. The in-store bakery makes them.

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        1. re: Sam D.

          Nice, I might be going in that direction later today. Thank you! Would still love to hear about any other places.

          1. re: Burger Boy

            The panaderia next to the El Super in North Hollywood has oodles of them.

        2. Isn't there a panaderia mexicana on ocean park blvd near 17th st?

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            1. re: Burger Boy

              Have you checked the Guadalajara Bakery on Inglewood Ave. just barely south of Culver Blvd. on the east side of the street?

              Guadalajara Bakery
              (310) 391-6016
              4506 Inglewood Blvd
              Culver City, CA 90230

              1. re: Servorg

                i will check, have you seen these buns there?

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  No, but I wasn't looking for them either.

                  1. re: Burger Boy

                    They dont have them at Guadalajara.. The place does not do much volume. When you see things in plastic bags I get nervous. I have stopped by on two occasions in the morning and not much love on my side. As to the cemintas

            2. There is a bakery called la Antequera at 1704 Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica.

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