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any good bakeries in the SF Bay Area...?

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harum

any good bakeries in the SF Bay Area...?

... comparable in quality/taste to Josey Baker and Pan-O-Rama to buy bread from, small or big?

Was wondering if there were any other bakeries in San Francisco and the Bay Area that make great tasting bread?  After tasting bread from several bakeries over several years, I ended up buying only from the two above-mentioned bakeries.  Tartine, Acme, Neighbor Bakehouse, Backhaus in SM are great places but their breads are pretty bland and not worth the drive compared to the best (IMHO) two.

What is your experience?  Best, h.

 

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dolfs

”The midwife and the baker” in Mountain View. Currently only sells to the public via online order. 

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harum

Will definitely visit them.  They even sell sourdough starter.

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dolfs

I got there on the first day, when they gave the starter away for free, and the four was cheaper. Flour and starter are great. I had not baked for quite a while, but shelter in place, etc. Time on my hands...

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KathyF

Red Bird Bakery in Cotati is very good.

http://www.redbirdbakery.com/

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wtharvey

La Baguette in the Stanford Shopping Center is not too shabby if you're in the Peninsula. Not a huge variety of breads, but their cranberry walnut and buckwheat pear breads both have decent flavor (unfortunately no rye though). The 9 grain is good for sandwiches and toast too. It's not Josey Baker flavor/breadth, but the best I've found thus far if you can't often trek up and down the peninsula.