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Jan 20, 2011 09:55 AM

Where to buy small buns for sliders?

I am making pulled pork for an open house-type event this weekend and want to get ~100 small, soft rolls for people to assemble their own sliders. Has anyone gotten something like this from a local bakery? Thoughts on where to look?


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      1. re: wolfe

        To update that list, I saw slider buns at Taste of Denmark, the successor to Neldam's Danish Bakery, when I was in there before Christmas.

        Neldam's Danish Bakery
        3401 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

        Taste of Denmark
        3401 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          As always, Melanie is right on top of things. Was there last Saturday, and their small dinner rolls would work perfectly for sliders. They're set out, in plastic bags, on self-serve shelving to the right of the front door. While you're there, try their signature "Dream of Cream" cake, pound cake and bite-sized vanilla wafers and chocolate bites. So glad to see they're keeping up the quality of the legendary Neldam's.

      2. Acme sells small buns by special order. They're really good.

        1. I saw them at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago.

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          1. re: hazel1

            I posted on the thread Wolfe linked to...Semifreddi makes TJ's brioche buns, according the people at Semifreddi. They are pretty good.

            1. re: ML8000

              TJ's had these wonderful Challah rolls, the are smaller than the brioche ones, that made perfect slider buns. Unfortunately the discontinued it. I'm hoping lots of people complain and we can get them back!

              1. re: peppatty

                TJs also has regular slider buns. I was able to special order a case ahead of time when I needed 100 of them for a party too. Another option are the sweet Hawaiian rolls you can get at Asian markets. They're about the right size.

                For those ordering at Acme, for any special order, you need to order 2+ days in advance before 2pm and you must pay cash in person at the time of the order. No phone orders allowed. They don't make it easy there but the bread is delicious.

          2. The best option I've found is Beckman's rolls. Widely available at Whole Foods and Good Life Grocery. Perfect size and texture for a slider. Better, in my opinion, than a brioche bun.

            1. Rockridge Safeway @ 51st and Broadway has slider buns.