sourdough bread bakery in DC area
Just moved here from the San Francisco area, and looking for a good bakery. My favorite is a heavy rye sourdough, but I would settle for anything that has a good crust and good taste. My household hasn't moved yet, so I can't bake myself. In desperation, I bought a bread mix from IKEA, in the oven right now, in a pie pan.
I found a decent whole wheat bread in Edgewater at an Italian deli, but living in Beltsville, that's a bit far. Any recommendation? (Still dreaming of firebrand bakery in Oakland, CA, the BEST)
I don't know a lot about sourdough. The best bread I can think of in this general area (Catonsville) is:
Atwater's which is available at several farmer's market and has several stores
The Breadery (some things are a lot better than others
Firehook, Lyon Bakeries are not nearby, but have nice bread.
There also is a Wegman's in Columbia and Whole Foods in Silver Spring that have sourdough.
Snider's Grocery in Silver Spring also used to carry some good bread that was in paper bags in shopping carts, but again I have not been in a while.
Maybe others will give you the ones I have missed.
I would bet that none of these are as good as back home, but ....
bribe the sous chefs at Central and RIS to find out where they source their breads.
can't answer the sourdough question, but after living in SF about the best casual baguette or boule in DC was from Marvelous Market or Pain Quotidien. surely there's better.
you may have to beg a starter culture from a friend out West (with booster shots of bacteria every few months), I fully believe there's something in the air out there that affects it.
There's an awful lot of "123" in NOVA.
Cenan's Bakery is in Vienna.in a strip shopping center where Beulah Rd dead-ends at Maple Ave (route 123). They do indeed list several varieties of sourdough bread.
Does this make you drool?
"SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH $4.15 SOURDOUGH BAGUETTE $4.15
The taste, the aroma that everyone remembers - and up to now has been unable to find. A treasured sourdough starter is, very simply put, our secret. A perfectionist crust and a just-right moist texture inside.