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German bread in Boston?

Rallidae Mar 27, 2013 10:07 AM

Anyone know where I can get good German bread in Boston?

  1. Chris VR Mar 27, 2013 10:10 AM

    If you're willing to go out of Boston, Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Peabody has a variety of German breads http://www.karlssausage.com/market.php

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    1. re: Chris VR
      Rallidae Mar 27, 2013 10:14 AM

      Sorry, to clarify I am willing to go anywhere in Boston or somewhere less than an hour by public transit from Boston. I know about Karl's and it's inaccessible.

    2. C. Hamster Mar 27, 2013 10:13 AM

      The smoke house in Norwell carries all kinds of German stuff

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      1. re: C. Hamster
        Rallidae Mar 27, 2013 10:17 AM

        Thank you; this is closer than Karl's, but still too far from Boston.

      2. Chris VR Mar 27, 2013 10:31 AM

        http://www.balticeuropeandeli.com/ might be what you're looking for. It's right in Andrew Square. It's been a while since I've been there and their focus is more Polish than German, but it's worth a try.

        1. Allstonian Mar 27, 2013 11:18 AM

          I know that I've seen Dimpflmeier's packaged breads in local supermarkets on occasion. Wegman's has always had a decent selection - when the just-announced Fenway branch ever opens, you should be in luck. It's also possible that Baltic European Deli (or one of the other Polish delis in that neighborhood) or one of the Russian markets in Brookline or Allston may carry some Dimpflmeier breads.

          Clear Flour Bread in Brookline may be your best bet. They offer a number of German-style breads these days - according to their website, they have a German Rye on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and both Leinsamenbrot and an organic Vollkornbrot on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, they've recently started selling soft German-style pretzels on Saturdays & Sundays, available after 10:30 AM.

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          1. re: Allstonian
            Rallidae Mar 27, 2013 11:29 AM

            Clear Flour Bread looks excellent! Thank you!

          2. MC Slim JB Mar 27, 2013 12:01 PM

            To echo Allstonian: Clear Flour Bakery carries terrific German breads, and is one of my favorite indie bakeries in town, a place where I can grab anything and be happy.


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            1. re: MC Slim JB
              Jenny Ondioline Mar 27, 2013 01:34 PM

              I can count the number of disappointments I've had from Clear Flour on one hand. Only one I can think of off the top of my head was a foccacia that had way too much rosemary.

            2. pinehurst Mar 27, 2013 12:12 PM

              Not strictly a German bakery, but I have been served excellent pumpernickel and rye from Cheryl Anne's bakery.

              1. StriperGuy Mar 27, 2013 01:17 PM

                Though I am not generally a huge fan of the Danish Pastry House (Watertown and Medford locations) their super dense, 7 grain bread is superb and very similar to the (Volkornbrot ? spelling) that comes wrapped in plastic, pre-sliced, that can often be found in supermarkets.

                Seriously if you like the seed and grain packed, weighs as much as a cinderblock, style of German breads (I love em) this is a really excellent rendition.

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