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Bub and Grandma’s Bakery Takes Over Big New Silver Lake Wholesale Site

The upstart bread maker is already on some of the best menus in the city

A worker at Bub and Grandma’s bakery, from above, removes baguettes from a hot oven.
Bread from the oven at Bub and Grandma’s
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

One of the city’s best bread-making operations is jumping into a new wholesale space, as Bub and Grandma’s takes over an existing commercial bakery on Riverside Drive at the edge of Silver Lake and Frogtown. Owner Andy Kadin says the expansion will increase the company’s square footage tenfold overnight, and allow them to quickly begin servicing some of the dozens of accounts that they’ve been holding on waitlists up until now.

Bub and Grandma’s is LA’s current bread darling, an artisan operation that cranks out some of the best loaves around. Their work is featured prominently on many of the city’s most recognizable restaurant menus, from Sqirl to Mozza to Wax Paper, while fans crowd the Hollywood Farmers Market for take-home loaves to boot.

Bub and Grandma’s takes over an unassuming two-story space on Riverside Drive, right around the corner from Salazar and Zebulon. It’s the former home of fellow LA wholesale brand Sweet Lady Jane, and at 6,000 square feet (up from B&G’s previously minuscule 600 sq. ft.) it should enable Kadin and his team to immediately increase their output fivefold.

What’s more, Kadin says the jump to the new digs should allow the business to fill out and stabilize for a time, meaning he’ll (hypothetically at least) be able to begin work on another branch of his dream: opening a sandwich shop. Though details are still scarce, the idea would be to eventually find room in or around Cypress Park for something small, mostly takeaway. Until then it’s full steam ahead in Silver Lake, with thousands of more square feet to play with.