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Jul 26, 2013 02:27 PM

Artisan Bread in Orange County, CA

Hello! Does anyone know of a good bread bakery in Orange County (closer to Irvine, the better)?

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  1. Since you're Mr. Celiac, I'm assuming, gluten-free?

    If contamination is an issue, you might have to stick to just the packaged breads. There are gluten-free bakeries like Sensitive Sweets, but I think they stick to sweet stuff like cupcakes?

    1. Well, there is Zov's on 17th Street at the Enderle Center, in Tustin. It's been a long time since I've been but they used to do some very nice breads there. In San Clemente, there is Bread Gallery, some really good breads, they also sell at some of the local farmers markets I believe.

      Also, in Costa Mesa some great breads and rolls at Greenleaf Chopshop.

        1. re: jaykayen

          I like the Dutch Crunch bread a lot at Blackmarket.

          1. re: jaykayen

            Plus one on that, Blackmarket Bakery (Costa Mesa, at The Camp, on Bristol) is very good !

          2. Cream Pan in Tustin. Their strawberry croissants are amazing too :)

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            1. re: chris1621

              I agree regarding the strawberry croissants but, I didn't fing their bread to be nearly as good as it looked.

              1. re: JAB

                I just got a baguette and ciabatta from Cream Pan and I am eating some ciabatta now. Great crust, open crumb, it's pretty great. Can you be more specific about what you didn't like?

                Also Pascal's Epicerie has good baguettes.

                1. re: stuffed

                  It lacked flavor. Looked fantastic however. I'm still a huge fan of the strawberry croissants.

            2. My favorite bread is from the bread gallery. Their new bread is the best if you like dark European bread with a great crust. You can buy it at various farmer's mkt. The ones near where you are looking:
              Thursday @ Fair ground
              Sat @ UCI

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              1. re: mrsjoujou

                "Berry Nutty" is my favorite. So good. Can't believe it's Vegan.