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Decent Sourdough Bread in DF?

JulietInDF Feb 27, 2012 06:30 PM

I am on the hunt for sourdough bread. Real, tangy, old-fashioned sourdough.

The only one i have found so far is Enrique Olvera's (of Pujol) store, Eno, on Explanada in Lomas de Chapultepec. They have a round sourdough, and it's just ok - not nearly tangy enough for me.

Plus, if I am not already in that area, it's a pain in the @$$ to get to.

So, has anyone discovered a bakery that has yummy sourdough? If it's located in Condesa, Nápoles or Roma, so much the better.

Thank you!!

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  1. Soul Vole RE: JulietInDF Feb 27, 2012 08:34 PM

    I seem to recall having some nice sourdough at Bistrot Mosaico, specifically the one on Michoacán in Condesa, but I don't remember how tart it was. I assume they sell whole loaves at the deli counter.

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    1. re: Soul Vole
      Soul Vole RE: Soul Vole Feb 29, 2012 07:05 AM

      Retraction. It was over a year ago that I went to Bistrot Mosaico. Last night para comprobar I went back and it was a big disappointment. Before they offered a selection of breads. This time just a basket of basic sliced bread, all very dry around the crust. The meal was an equal let-down. I'm sure the bread is better earlier in the day but based on that experience I'd have to say never mind.

    2. Anonimo RE: JulietInDF Feb 28, 2012 05:24 AM

      We enjoyed the sourdough boules (called "Pan Campesino", IIRC.) from Rosetta, Calle Colima, Colonia Roma Norte.
      You can get a taste of it, without having to buy an entire loaf at Cafe Toscano, Roma Norte, corner of Plaza Río de Janeiro and Orizaba.


      Display of breads outside of Rosetta: http://tinyurl.com/RosettaPan

      I just recalled having some very good bread at Le Pain Quotidien, I think on Avenida Amsterdam # 309 in Condesa. In fact, when we had breakfast there, I had a basket of assorted breads with butter and marmalade. http://tinyurl.com/PainQuot
      But overall, I'd give the edge to Rosetta.

      1. cristina RE: JulietInDF Feb 29, 2012 04:51 PM

        You might try at Panadería La Artesa, at the corner of Alfonso Reyes and Saltillo. Bread is good, but I'm not sure whether they bake sourdough or not.

        Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

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        1. re: cristina
          JulietInDF RE: cristina Mar 1, 2012 09:58 AM

          Hi Cristina - I have checked La Artesa and they didn't have any - at least on that day.

          I will check out Rosetta this weekend, Anonimo, thx.

          Thanks for the advice!

          Sigh - it may be time to start my own sourdough starter. I would, if I wasn't such a terrible baker!

          1. re: JulietInDF
            Anonimo RE: JulietInDF Mar 1, 2012 05:08 PM

            Here's a long shot:
            This chain has several stores in Puebla and one or more in Oaxaca. http://www.hackl.com.mx/index.html
            We had some of their bread while in Oaxaca. I think Rosetta's is better, but Hackl's is o.k.

            Just picked up this, from their list of tiendas:
            Hackl Panaderos artesanos CONDESA DF
            Calle Atlixco No. 100 / esquina Michoacan

            You'll soon have a lot of choices.


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