Desperately seeking artisan bread in Delray or Boca?
I feel like I have exhausted all of my options. Whole Foods; Boys; Panera; the French bakery on Federal near Spanish River, City Bakery. I'm really at a loss. It doesn't make sense. There was a French bakery from Lantana that was at the Delray farmer's market, but I think they went out of business and I wasn't thrilled, but it seemed like the best. Any recommendations? I would even drive to Fort Lauderdale for amazing bread
Try Grandma's Bakery on Military Trail in Delray Beach just south of Atlantic Avenue on the east side of Military. It's impossible to leave there without breads, rolls, cakes and pastry. They do all the baking for The Boys because it's part of the family.
Gran Forno Bakery on Los Olas in Ft. Lauderdale. Here's a sampling of their products.
Bella Napoli - Wheat, roasted garlic, aromatic basil, and chewy,
sun dried tomatoes
Casareccio - Classic, light and crusty Northern Italian rustic bread made with wheat flour
Challah - A sanctioned, sacred Jewish egg bread (Holidays only)
Ciabatta - Traditional slipper-shaped White bread from Bari. Course and crunchy outside, airy inside.
Have you been to Old School Bakery?
They've been in Delray for over a decade. They supply to many better restaurants in Palm Beach County.
Their multigrain has been my "house bread" for years now and it's the best I've found around here.
Their retail coffee shop on Atlantic Ave closed last year. But they still sell retail out of their commercial bakery on Congress Ave 1 block N of Atlantic (7-3, 7 days).
Thanks for the recommendation. Used to go to Old School Bakery when they were on Atlantic. It's better than the rest, but thought it was average. Have also tried Grandma's in Delray. Cakes and pastries are good. Did not like their bread. I think there is a huge opportunity for someone to open a bakery. Le Pain Quotidien from NY should open a location in Delray or Boca. Not only is their bread great, but so is their food. Nothing like it in this area.
Don't laugh but the wholewheat Miche at Panera is the best I've found, so is their French Miche. The loaves are huge, I usually cut them in half and freeze half, but they will slice them if you prefer.
The Old School bakery bread is dry.
Yes we could do with proper bakeries in PBC, there are 2 European ones in Royal Palm Plaza, a French bakery and a little cafe, I can't remember their names but they have nice pastries and breads.
Cafe Martier on Atlantic has wonderful French style croissants.
Coming from the UK I find bakeries in Fl very disappointing, bread is often too sweet (a common complaint among Brits in the US), but also US flour is different from European flour so the consistency is not the same.