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Best hamburger rolls in Austin?

eatmymilk Aug 22, 2013 12:58 PM

I'm looking to try some different varieties of freshly made burger rolls. If anyone can recommend any to me that would be awesome.

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    Rptrane RE: eatmymilk Aug 22, 2013 04:09 PM

    Whole Foods makes a nice buttermilk hamburger bun. Central market has an awesome one too but I can't recall the twist they have to them.

    1. tim irvine RE: eatmymilk Aug 24, 2013 06:03 AM

      It depends so much on what sort of burger you are after. I your goal is a classic Texas burger, I'd go with ButterKrust. If you are branching out, I like the less sweet approach and lean toward a Kaiser. I like CM's.

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        Rice Checks RE: eatmymilk Aug 24, 2013 08:55 AM

        Does anyone know where I can find pretzel buns?

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          Rptrane RE: Rice Checks Aug 24, 2013 02:10 PM

          Whole Foods has them. I don't like them for burgers though. Works better for cold cuts.

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            Joe MacBu RE: Rice Checks Aug 27, 2013 04:12 AM

            Easy Tiger has pretzel buns. Gotta ask for it since it's not on display.

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              sqwertz RE: Rice Checks Aug 27, 2013 12:06 PM

              CM often has pretzel buns. I've seen both hot dog style and round.


            2. chispa_c RE: eatmymilk Sep 17, 2013 10:39 AM


              Brioche Burger Buns. Amity uses the same kitchen that Dai Due uses behind the Enterprise Car Rental near 5th and Lamar.

              1. Homero RE: eatmymilk Sep 20, 2013 02:41 PM

                Check out the Kolache Shoppe (formerly Kolache Creations) over behind Dallas niteclub on burnet. They make fabulous slightly sweet hamburger and hot dog buns. Fans of Man Bites Dog will recognize the hot dog buns, since thats where they source them.

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                  foodiegal71 RE: Homero Sep 23, 2013 09:57 AM

                  THANK YOU!!! I remembered hearing that there was a place you could buy these, but totally forgot. I can't wait to pick some of these up. Absolutely the greatest hot dog buns ever, IMHO :)

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                    Homero RE: foodiegal71 Sep 30, 2013 12:26 PM

                    I found out the hard way that you need to place an order for buns 24 hours ahead. They make them to order because of the short shelf life. A small pain, but worth it.

                    Also, I totally agreem they are the greatest hotdog buns ever. They make great burger buns too.

                2. tim irvine RE: eatmymilk Sep 22, 2013 02:05 PM

                  I have recently discovered and gotten hooked on the ones at the bakery in my Randall's. They are a dollar and a half for six. Not sweet, good texture. I wouldn't call them a different variety, though.

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                    rudeboy RE: tim irvine Sep 23, 2013 06:15 AM

                    I never go to Randall's, but I'm getting the impression that their bakery is far superior to HEB's.

                    I'm thinking about opening a market called AGB to see if they will sue me.

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                      tim irvine RE: rudeboy Sep 24, 2013 04:57 PM

                      It has some things it does pretty well, but it isn't the French or Jewish bakery of a northeastern or San Franciscan childhood.

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                    pikeman RE: eatmymilk Sep 26, 2013 01:17 PM

                    I'be been buying ciabatta rolls. We like them quite a bit and they are easy to find. I've been buying them at HEB, and Sprouts.

                    1. girloftheworld RE: eatmymilk Oct 3, 2013 06:46 PM

                      this sounds weird.. but i like using english muffins as burger buns

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