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Dutch Crunch Bread @ PAVILIONS

GabrielleRT Jan 30, 2014 09:41 PM

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. JeMange RE: GabrielleRT Jan 31, 2014 01:02 AM

    Never heard of it. Can you describe?

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      GabrielleRT RE: JeMange Jan 31, 2014 07:36 AM

      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
        JeMange RE: GabrielleRT Jan 31, 2014 10:43 AM

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

      2. re: JeMange
        HaroldandMaude RE: JeMange Feb 1, 2014 02:47 PM

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

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        ilysla RE: GabrielleRT Jan 31, 2014 08:57 AM

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

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          bophisto RE: GabrielleRT Jan 31, 2014 11:24 AM

          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
            GabrielleRT RE: bophisto Jan 31, 2014 04:45 PM

            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. hhewitt RE: GabrielleRT Jan 31, 2014 01:27 PM

            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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              GabrielleRT RE: hhewitt Jan 31, 2014 04:46 PM

              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.

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                nothingswrong RE: hhewitt Feb 1, 2014 03:05 AM

                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
                  GabrielleRT RE: nothingswrong Feb 1, 2014 10:02 AM

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

              2. JAB RE: GabrielleRT Apr 10, 2014 07:13 AM

                Who knew? https://www.yahoo.com/food/dutch-crun...

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