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Artisan Bread in Orange County, CA

Mr.Celiac Jul 26, 2013 02:27 PM

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

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  1. choctastic RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 5, 2013 10:09 PM

    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?

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      mikester RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 6, 2013 04:35 PM

      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.

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        jaykayen RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 6, 2013 08:51 PM

        Blackmarket Bakery

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          Jase RE: jaykayen Aug 6, 2013 09:03 PM

          I like the Dutch Crunch bread a lot at Blackmarket.

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            mikester RE: jaykayen Aug 7, 2013 09:12 AM

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

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            chris1621 RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 7, 2013 04:39 PM

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

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              JAB RE: chris1621 Aug 7, 2013 04:51 PM

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

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                stuffed RE: JAB Aug 21, 2013 01:12 PM

                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.

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                  JAB RE: stuffed Aug 21, 2013 01:16 PM

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

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              mrsjoujou RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 8, 2013 11:12 AM

              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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                jblee RE: mrsjoujou Aug 8, 2013 02:56 PM

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

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                contrari RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 21, 2013 07:11 AM

                Pandor in Costa Mesa for French/baguette style & Blackmarket for bread loaves.

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                  JeffSD RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 21, 2013 07:48 AM

                  Crave makes a very tasty and tangy (and large) sourdough loaf that they sell. Crave is a restaurant in downtown Santa Ana at 410 W. Fourth St., which is also excellent for breakfast and lunch.


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                    josephnl RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 21, 2013 04:01 PM

                    I like the breads at Le Pain Quotidien quite a lot.

                    1. JAB RE: Mr.Celiac Aug 21, 2013 04:23 PM

                      I'll say it. I really like Whole Foods baguettes.

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