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Tartine bread without waiting in line [San Francisco]

Windy Oct 12, 2013 11:35 PM

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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    chocolatetartguy Oct 14, 2013 11:49 AM

    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
      Windy Oct 14, 2013 12:40 PM

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

    2. wolfe Oct 13, 2013 01:36 AM

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


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      1. re: wolfe
        Windy Oct 13, 2013 01:07 PM

        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
          absc Oct 13, 2013 03:17 PM

          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
            wally Oct 13, 2013 05:30 PM

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

            1. re: absc
              Windy Oct 13, 2013 08:55 PM

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

            2. re: Windy
              indigirl Oct 18, 2013 12:59 AM

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

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