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Oct 12, 2013 11:35 PM

Tartine bread without waiting in line [San Francisco]

is sold during lunch (and brunch?) service at Bar Tartine. They have four kinds of enormous rounds for $8 including country, seeded, and an oatmeal bread, along with a dense half rye for $5. You can even talk to the baker.

Bring a bag though, or they'll charge you a fee. Or you'll have to walk down the street with a child-sized bread in your arms.

Have lunch while you're at it. The sandwiches are great, and they couldn't be nicer.

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  1. "walk down the street with a child-sized bread in your arms."
    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    5 Replies
    1. re: wolfe

      It's not good for my waistline. I got one on Thursday and still have at least a pound left to ration. They're enormous! But even better than I remember.

      1. re: Windy

        I think the porridge bread, sometimes oat sometimes something else, is really spectacular. It also stays moist for quite a long time.

        1. re: absc

          I really loved that bread, the one time I made it over there in time.

          1. re: absc

            I'll try that next. I might be finished with this seed loaf by Halloween.

          2. re: Windy

            I've found Tartine bread freezes well. Slice it first, of course. Then: wonderful toast any old time!

        2. I've had good luck going to Tartine late afternoon. There is a short line, but usually the end is inside the bakery.

          Good to know about Bar Tartine. Do they have the brownies?

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          1. re: chocolatetartguy

            They have bread, sandwiches, and whatever the dessert of the day is, usually a cookie or two.