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Old 07-18-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I like the bread at Wegman's, but I must admit I'm not much of a bread eater. What suggestions do you guys have for good places to get bread?
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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I always enjoy the bread at Great Harvest Bread Company. They give free sample slices as well.

Great Harvest Bread Company - Welcome
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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As I mentioned on the farmer's market thread the bread scene isn't great but is getting better. Here's my list.

1. Homemade (see cookbook link below)
2. Get on a plane and fly to any California supermarket
3. Firehook
4. Trader Joe's

If you want to learn how to make your own really great bread pick up a copy of this book:

Amazon.com: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking (9780312362911): Jeff Hertzberg MD, Zoe Francois: Books
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I am partial to Wegmans
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Someone mentioned on another thread how we're getting an influx of Californians. Perhaps that will help speed up the wider availability of decent bread. The offerings in the supermarkets here are unconscionable.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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At least the stuff we have these days is so much better than it was when I was growing up. Wonder bread--remember that stuff?

Blech!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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Someone mentioned on another thread how we're getting an influx of Californians. Perhaps that will help speed up the wider availability of decent bread. The offerings in the supermarkets here are unconscionable.

Don't hold your breath.

Over the years, how many bazillions of Nuh Yawkers have invaded this area?....and not a pizza maker in the bunch!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Don't hold your breath.

Over the years, how many bazillions of Nuh Yawkers have invaded this area?....and not a pizza maker in the bunch!
What about the great hoagie shops from all the Philadelphians here? Oh wait, I see your point!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Heidelberg's in Arlington has lots of breads I have not tried. Two bread-related products I really like are their croissants and their scones.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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I think there ought to be a law that if you sell Italian or French bread it should the same as what you'd get in Italy or France.
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