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Bub & Grandma’s Bakery Closes Immediately After Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The massively popular bakery supplies some of LA’s best restaurants, and has long waits at their farmers market stand

A worker at Bub and Grandma’s bakery, from above, removes baguettes from a hot oven.
Bread from Bub & 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.

“We’re shutting down operations effective immediately. We suggest that if you bought bread from one of our retailers today, you toss it.”

Those are the words from Andy Kadin, owner of Bub & Grandma’s, the massively popular Silver Lake bakery that supplies some of LA’s most prominent restaurants. A worker tested positive for COVID-19 today, Kadin said in an Instagram post, forcing the entire operation to grind to an immediate halt. It is unclear when they will reopen, though the post notes that all staff members will be getting tested in the coming days, and the entire bakery will be thoroughly sanitized.

“All I can say at this point is that this virus is real and it is STILL HERE,” the post continues. “We did everything right over the last 4 months and it still wriggled its way into our building. So please, take Covid seriously. It is not over. We never relented and this still happened.”

Bub & Grandma’s is a modern day bread success story for Los Angeles. The bakery supplies everything from pizza dough for Mozza, pita for Dune, and bread for places like Sqirl, Kismet, Go Get Em Tiger, Wax Paper, and high-end restaurants such as Kato, Petit Trois, and Pasjoli.

The bakery is just the latest Southern California operation to close following a positive coronavirus test. Last week multiple Orange County restaurants closed after an employee tested positive, as has Osteria la Buca and, as of last weekend, multiple other bakeries in greater Los Angeles.