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Morninggal Jul 2, 2013 06:05 PM

Where can I find great bread in this area?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Morninggal Jul 2, 2013 06:28 PM

    If by "in this area" you mean DC, then Lyon @ Union Station

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      Morninggal RE: ipsedixit Jul 2, 2013 06:39 PM

      Any luck in Virginia?

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        ipsedixit RE: Morninggal Jul 2, 2013 06:57 PM

        No, sorry.

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          Steve RE: Morninggal Jul 3, 2013 04:05 AM

          Leonora in Clarendon is as good as it gets in this area.

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            Marty L. RE: Steve Jul 5, 2013 09:09 AM

            Agreed -- if a baguette is what you're after, Leonora is it.

            Bread in a restaurant? -- Le Diplomate's is hard to beat.

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        brokegradstudent RE: Morninggal Jul 2, 2013 06:32 PM

        I've had good luck at the Columbia Heights and DuPont Farmers markets. Lyon is on our list (along with the rest of Union Market).

        1. Dennis S RE: Morninggal Jul 3, 2013 03:43 AM

          First, I'm not a bread guy, and second, you may want to give more specifics on what type of bread you're looking for. However, Great Harvest has a few VA locations, I believe (certainly one in Herndon). If in Leesburg, Lightfoot has a bakery next door to the restaurant.

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            Morninggal RE: Morninggal Jul 3, 2013 04:19 AM

            Thanks for your suggestions. I just got back from a trip to Quebec City where I had all types of wonderful breads. My how travel can change you!

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              ipsedixit RE: Morninggal Jul 3, 2013 07:06 AM

              Quebec City can spoil you in so many ways that it can ruin you when it comes to more "pedestrian" cities.

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              jmiggler RE: Morninggal Jul 3, 2013 12:38 PM

              The Greek Deli @M Street in DC. Best bread there is.

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                Steve RE: jmiggler Jul 3, 2013 04:07 PM

                What's so special about the bread at the Greek Deli? Are you talking about sandwich bread or bread they give you with a meal or loves of bread?

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                  jmiggler RE: Steve Jul 3, 2013 04:14 PM

                  It's the sandwich bread. Hard to describe, but try it sometime and see. I consider it the best bread in DC.

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                    Steve RE: jmiggler Jul 3, 2013 08:27 PM

                    Makes me wonder where they get it from.

                    So far two of the best breads I've had in the area are the french bread service at Central and the bread for the Arm Drip Sandwich at Bayou Bakery in Courthouse. I know Bayou bakes their own. I'm not sure if Central bakes their own or has someone do it for them.

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                stockholm28 RE: Morninggal Jul 4, 2013 12:54 PM

                Where do you live? You might want to check at a farmer's market in your area.

                I buy most my bread at the Reston Farmer's Market where Baguette Republic sells. They sell at a few other local farmer's market.

                There also used to be a great bread vendor (forgot the name) at the Arlington Farmer's Market at court house on Saturdays. I don't remember their name and haven't been to this market in a few years, so don't know if they are still there.

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                  Bob W RE: stockholm28 Jul 5, 2013 04:19 AM

                  Good call on the farmers markets. We have Baguette Republic at our market (Stone Ridge in Aldie, Loudoun County, Saturday morning) and various other bakers are here as well.

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                  Just Visiting RE: Morninggal Jul 4, 2013 05:11 PM

                  Still wondering what "this area" means to you, as this board covers Baltimore and Washington. But for those in Montgomery County, my vote is for Breadsmith in the Cabin John shopping center (Tuckerman Lane and Seven Locks Road). Saw a couple of people peering hopefully into the window of the upcoming Attman's Deli. Sorry to say this but I lived in Baltimore for years and Attman's is just not going to scratch the pastrami itch. Attmans:pastrami::Goldberg's (which happens to have an outpost in the same shopping center:bagels. A sure let-down. But Breadsmith has great bread.

                  Now, I haven't tried all the varieties at Whole Foods, but those I've tried have been terrific. Especially the rosemary boule and the seeduction bread. The latter is better than cake. We have to buy the rolls instead of the loaf or we will eat an entire loaf in a day or two.

                  And in Bethesda, Spring Mill Bread Company and Breads Unlimited.

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