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Mar 27, 2013 10:07 AM

German bread in Boston?

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

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  1. If you're willing to go out of Boston, Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Peabody has a variety of German breads

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    1. re: Chris VR

      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. The smoke house in Norwell carries all kinds of German stuff

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      1. re: C. Hamster

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

      2. 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. 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

            Clear Flour Bread looks excellent! Thank you!

          2. 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

              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.