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Aug 14, 2012 06:04 AM

Where can I find good slider buns in LA?

I'm planning a BBQ and want to feature Kobe sliders but I can't find the buns! Anyone know a good bakery that carries them?

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  1. Some past threads on this subject seems to indicate that most hounds on this site end up using dinner rolls for this application. I think the suggestion to use Kings Hawaiian rolls is a good one. I do note that someone on one of these threads wrote that Bread Bar makes slider sized buns, but i don't know if that is still true these days.

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    1. I've bought mini brioche buns at Whole Foods.

      1. Trader Joes carries mini slider buns now.

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        1. re: boogiebaby

          They also carry mini-ciabatta rolls that I think would be great for sliders.

          (Also +1 for Kings Hawaiian rolls, if a sweeter application would be better.)

          1. re: PeterCC

            the mini ciabatta rolls are awesome. i have used them in successful sliders.

        2. My Gelson's carries the Sara Lee brand which I like better than any TJ's product.

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          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

            Nobody doesn't like... waitaminnit, you prefer the product of an international giant food manufacturer over a smaller mom-and-uh, still pretty big company?! ;-)

            Actually, I like Sara Lee fine (very nostalgic about their pound cake), and I'm sure there are some SL products that are better than the equivalent TJ products, but I'm pretty sure I'd like some TJ products better. Why the blanket statement on all of one brand being better than any of another?

            Also, I'm pretty sure Sara Lee is available nearly everywhere, not just at Gelson's...

            1. re: PeterCC

              Yes, you got a problem with that?! I prefer the Sara lee buns over just about any TJ bread product, except for maybe their par-baked stuff. For whatever reason, I do not have good luck with their breads; more often than not, I am throwing them out for going stale or moldy so fast, like less than a week.

              Is that a good enough reason for you?? Thanks. And I have not seen them at my local Ralph's and Von's, but my Gelson's Hans them regularly.

              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                Sorry if it didn't come across as so, but I was just kidding around. That's why I made the joke about TJ's still being a pretty big company and threw a smilie at the end of the first paragraph.

                The original concept that Sara Lee was better than any TJ's product just seemed funny to me, since TJ's carries pretty large assortment of goods (frozen foods, household items, beers, etc.), though you did said in your last comment "any TJ bread product" so I guess my mind took what you originally said a bit farther than it probably should have.

                I've seen Sara Lee pound cake in the freezer of nearly every major supermarket, but I'm not sure about buns, as I haven't specifically looked for them. I've had the same issue with TJ's bread that you mentioned. I thought it was just me. I've discovered that it keeps much longer in the fridge for me than on the kitchen counter. My speculation (or wishful thinking) is that it goes moldy faster because TJ's uses less preservatives in their breads than other major food producers...

          2. I like the ones from the Food 4 Less bakery in Boyle Heights. For me, King's Hawaiian is a bit too sweet, and most dinner rolls and ciabatta rolls (like LA baguettes) are too chewy. I haven't tried TJ's though.