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very fresh, very hearty bread

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BenjaminL Mar 26, 2012 07:31 AM

I was just reading this interesting thread from a couple of years ago on best whole grain bread, and wonder about current advice for the very freshest, very heartiest kind of bread.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643802

Normally Central Market/ Whole Foods breads are pretty good, but I'm looking for something still fresher and still heartier than these.

Breadhaus seems like the ideal, but sadly, I don't think we'll be able to make the drive frequently (from east Dallas). Now I miss Germany where you can wake up anywhere, walk three blocks and plunk down about $2 for a loaf of unbelievably fresh bread. So, somewhere within loop 12, or within range of I-30 between D and FW, would be perfect.

I'm going to try EatZi's, though I must admit that anti-Uptown prejudice has kept me away from there in the past. Empire Baking Co. also looks promising.

Unfortunately it seems that most listings don't discriminate between "cake bakeries" and "bread bakeries," and most, from what I can figure out, specialize in cake, i.e. Bread Winners, Society Bakery, Casa Linda Bakery. Bread bakeries, especially no-nonsense, whole-wheat bread bakeries, seem fewer on the ground. Even Henk's European Bakery is more cakes/pastries, right?

English desperately needs a distinction of the "boulangerie/patisserie" or "Baeckerei/Konditorei" type, to distinguish between "cake bakeries" and "bread bakeries."

Thank you for all advice!