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Bread Bags

MapMaker's picture

Bread Bags

 I was just searching the archives to see what people might be using for their bread when giving it out as gifts to friends.  Unfortunately I didn't find any new solution to my problem.  The bags that I have found, for baguettes, are too long for the half loaves I bake in my home oven and look a little silly in the longer bags.  What I have been using is wine bottle bags - very plain but just about the right size.  I tried to buy some from a local liquor store but the clerk didn't know what to charge so he just gave me a bunch.  I looked on-line for a similar bag and haven't found any quite as well sized as the ones at the liquor store.  So, until I can find a better source I guess I'll continue to buy wine, and take a few extra bags to go.

colinwhipple's picture

I sometimes use the wine bottle bags I get in Trader Joe's.  But I wonder how food-safe they are.  I don't know if they are intended to be in direct contact with food.



Floydm's picture

That is a good idea.

For crusty loaves, I use whatever sized paper bag I happen to have around. For moister loaves, I use old plastic bags from store-bought bread.

Eli's picture

I had the same problem so I just took pinking shears and cut the tops off the bags to suit my loaf.

dmsnyder's picture

There was another recent discussion of this topic. Some one shared the following source for bread bags:

The problem is they sell them in cases of 500, although the price seems reasonable.


verminiusrex's picture

I sell bagels at the local farmer's market and I found that a good source for plastic bags that will fit any size bread you may want can be found at