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Jan 30, 2014 09:41 PM

Dutch Crunch Bread @ PAVILIONS

My smart ass of a boyfriend found it at Pavilions in Culver City.
Heard they also might sell it at Sprouts grocery stores.

Yay for Dutch Crunch Bread in Los Angeles!

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  1. Never heard of it. Can you describe?

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    1. re: JeMange

      It's a sandwich roll, but the crust's texture is a bit crunchier and breaks down different when you bite it. You never have to tear too hard to rip the bread. And it gives off a sweetness unlike other bread, not like a dessert, but just a hint of sweet flavor.

      It's very popular in San Francisco. Every deli, sandwich place, grocery store sells it there.

      1. re: GabrielleRT

        Thank you. I'll have to try it out.

      2. re: JeMange

        It's their regular French bread...sprayed with water and branded, to give the top crust a crisscross crunch.

      3. And why does finding it make your boyfriend a smart ass? ;)

        1. Dutch Crunch is delicious. It's funny because I just saw some at Vons in Burbank (on Pass Ave) , I didn't notice the rolls though ..it was a big loaf for $1.60 I believe.

          Of course Pavillions is owned by Vons , but their products might vary.

          Also I noticed that it's interesting that they don't seem to offer it as a bread option at the Deli @ Vons . Not sure if they do at Pavillion's.

          It is weird that it's so popular in SF, but so hard to find in LA.
          I remember going to Molinari's in SF once and they were out of Dutch Crunch bread! The italian bread they had though was very good too...but there is something about Dutch Crunch.

          How do the Pavillions rolls compare to most places in SF?

          Looks like there are a few bakeries in L.A area that make it . This is one, have not tried though.


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          1. re: bophisto

            That's wayyy too far for me lol, but the only sandwich place that had Dutch Crunch closed & I was heart broken.

            Pavilions/Vons/Safeway are all the same corp. So they are more likely to have it, I guess you just have to call or do the legwork.

          2. Good to know... as a Bay Area transplant, it's one of the things I've missed.

            Does anyone know if it's available at other Vons/Pavilions? Looks like at least one Pavilions (Culver City), and one Vons (Burbank).

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            1. re: hhewitt

              Pavilions/Vons/Safeway are all the same corp. So they are more likely to have it, I guess you just have to call or do the legwork.

              1. re: hhewitt

                Yes. I live on the Burbank/NoHo border and see it at all the local grocery stores. The fresh bakery breads sell out quickly in the mornings, so if I go either very late at night (there's a 24 hour Ralphs on Ventura) or early in the AM, they still have a good selection.

                I've seen it at multiple:


                1. re: nothingswrong

                  Burbank seems to show DCB way more love than West LA. Lucky you!

                  1. re: nothingswrong

                    To follow-up on this thread if anyone is looking. In Studio City/Burbank area:

                    - Ralphs at Ventura/Vineland looked at me weird when I asked
                    - Vons at Ventura/Laurel didn't have it but said they could make it for me with a days notice
                    - Pavillions on Alameda in Burbank had it and seems to have a regularly (there was a labelled bin for it)

                    Christmas eve tradition back again!