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Panettone from Berkeley Bowl

michaelnrdx Dec 4, 2010 04:25 PM

I am going to a friend's birthday party next Thursday, and I'm thinking of getting a panettone. Does anyone know if the ones at Berkeley Bowl are good? I've also seen them at Trader Joe's. Which one is better? I don't quite want to buy the panettone at a bakery, because it's so expensive. ($14 at La Farine) My budget is $10 or less.

Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

La Farine
1820 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

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    Dawgmommy Dec 8, 2010 02:13 PM

    I've gotten them at the Berkeley Bowl in the past and they were fine. I like the more "bready" one with the different fruits and raisins. I think that it's in the $8-9 range. Market Hall (oakland) also has a nice fruit cake that they make themselves which is quite good. It's a little more at $12 but definitely worth it with very good ingredients.

    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

    1. hohokam Dec 7, 2010 03:48 PM

      If you have a chance, you might also check out the prices on pannetone at PiQ on Shattuck Square in downtown Berkeley. The owner (a real live Italian) seems to be serious about the quality his own baked goods, so I would expect him to carry only very good examples of imported breads.

      EDIT: I just noticed that the Google map locates PiQ on the northeast corner of the square, rather than on the southwest corner where it actually sits.

      91 Shattuck Square, Berkeley, CA 94704

      1. Robert Lauriston Dec 7, 2010 03:38 PM

        I think all the imported brands I've had that didn't have shortening and other artificial crap in the ingredients have been fine.

        1. Melanie Wong Dec 7, 2010 12:38 AM

          Do you know which brands you saw at BB? There might be info in the archives by brand name.

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