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Breads from Clark Street in Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee

17 Essential Bread Bakeries in Los Angeles

Boules, baguettes, and batards, there’s plenty of loaves to love

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Breads from Clark Street in Echo Park
| Wonho Frank Lee

Ever since Nancy Silverton launched Los Angeles’s artisanal bread revolution at La Brea Bakery three decades ago, the city has continued to elevate and evolve its loaves. With renewed interest and appreciation for heirloom grains, extended fermentation, and Old World milling among the city’s bakers, Los Angeles is tasting some of the best bread in its history. With LA restaurants closed for full service dining, bakeries have become essential places to stock up on bread, pastries, and other basics for folks staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Here now are 17 of the best places to get bread in Los Angeles.

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Seed Bakery

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Nestled in Pasadena’s northern outskirts, Seed Bakery adheres to Old World traditions. Freshly milled whole grains undergo a slow fermentation process before being baked into some of the most appealing whole grain country and rye breads in LA. Currently open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and until 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Bub and Grandma's Bread

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While Bub and Grandma’s doesn’t have a dedicated retail store, Andy Kadin’s bread made with Grist and Toll wheat can be found just about everywhere, from the Hollywood Farmers Market to some of the best restaurants around town. During the coronavirus pandemic, Bub and Grandma’s is also available at some retail locations: Tuesdays at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village; Friday and Sunday at Belle’s Bagels in Highland Park. Check the bakery’s website for the most updated information.

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Now that Roxana Jullapat has a permanent brick and mortar in East Hollywood, fans of her bread and pastries can swing by any time of day for a carbohydrate fix. Jullapat’s constantly tweaking and experimenting with different grains, so arrive with an open mind because who knows what rarities will be behind the counter. Jullapat is currently working the bakery by herself amid the coronavirus pandemic.

La Monarca Bakery & Cafe

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La Monarca takes the neighborhood Mexican panaderia and standardizes it across multiple locations in Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Boyle Heights to Huntington Park. Find conchas, cuernitos, and bolillos available for online order and pickup.

Mexican breads and pastries from La Monarca.
Mexican breads and pastries from La Monarca
La Monarca

Cuscatleca Bakery

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Salvadoran bakery Cuscatleca offers pan dulces, apple cinnamon bread, affordable light loaves, sandwiches, coffee, and light fare in Echo Park. The bakery has a sister panaderia in Pico-Union as well.

Salvadoran pastries and coffee at Cuscatleca Bakery in Echo Park
Pastries and coffee from Cuscatleca Bakery in Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee

Clark Street Echo Park

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Zack Hall’s dedication to baking with European techniques, organic grains, and natural leaven has made Clark Street Bread one of the most sought-after loaves in town. In addition to a stall at Grand Central Market, Hall has opened a standalone bakery in Echo Park with pastries and breads.

A basket of freshly baked breads on varying sizes.
Basket of breads from Clark Street in Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee

République

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To recreate the exceptional bread service at République, first head to the restaurant’s bakery counter for a crusty baguette from pastry goddess Margarita Manzke. Republique is currently offering pastries and breads through a takeout window from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Republique
Bread at Republique
Sierra Prescott

Bread Lounge

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Ran Zimon’s Bread Lounge serves restaurants and Downtown denizens alike with naturally-leavened bread made in the heart of the Arts District. Choose from fig and walnut, Kalamata olive, and potato rosemary. The bakery remains open for takeout with a wide variety of breads, pastries, and prepared food, all of which can be pre-ordered online for quick pickup.

La Mascota Bakery

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Opened in 1952 and one of LA’s oldest continuously operating bakeries, La Mascota has affordable pan dulces and more available via delivery. 4 bolillos cost $1 while 5 conchas cost $3. The bakery also has tortas and tamales available for takeout or delivery.

La Mascota Bakery, Boyle Heights
La Mascota Bakery, Boyle Heights
Farley Elliott

Roan Mills

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Andrea Crawford and her husband, Robert Dedlow, opened Roan Mills in 2013 in the distant northern LA county town of Fillmore. Their shared passion for heirloom grains can be tasted in every baguette, boule, and batard with locally sourced grains. Pick up a loaf at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesdays and the Hollywood farmers market on Sundays.

Copenhagen Pastry

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Danish bakery Copenhagen continues to serve Angelenos during the COVID-19 pandemic with morning pastries such as kringle and braided cinnamon lines, plus a rustic rye bread that should keep for many days.

Copenhagen Bakery counter with woman standing behind it in Culver City.
Copenhagen Bakery
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Lodge Bread

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Lodge Bread bakes an exceptional loaf. Taste the bakery’s dedication to an extended fermentation and seasonal whole grains in varieties like country, seeded country, and whole wheat. The bakery’s Culver City and Woodland Hills locations are currently offering takeout, with delivery soon available online. Lodge also distributes to Torrance’s farmers market on Saturdays and Beverly Hills on Sundays.

Breads from Lodge in Culver City
Lodge Bread, Culver City
Wonho Frank Lee

Superba Food + Bread

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The crusty bread used in all of Superba’s fantastic tartines and sandwiches is thankfully available to take home. From the signature baguettes to the pain au levain and brioche pullman, every loaf is carefully crafted and simply delicious. 

Superba Food & Bread
Superba Food and Bread, Venice
Elizabeth Daniels

Röckenwagner

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One bite of Hans Rockenwagner’s expert loaves and it’s clear that he’s been perfecting his recipe for nearly three decades. Crusty on the outside and plush within, the Old World wheat levain is worth seeking out, as is the sourdough boule. Rockenwagner also sells locally at Whole Foods, Gelson’s, Lassen’s, and various farmers markets around town.

Breads from Rockenwagner Bakery
Breads from Rockenwagner Bakery
Rockenwagner Bakery

From bread to bialys and buns, just about everything coming out of Gjusta’s ovens is superbly delicious. With over 10 different varieties on offer each day, including seeded rye, ciabatta, and rice and teff, mix and match for maximum flavor. 

Gusto Bread

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Gusto Bread, the limited bakery operating out of a private home, is a boon for the Long Beach community as evidenced by the fans who crowd through the front door waiting for one its freshly-made baguettes. The wait is worth it, as the bread is warm and just the right amount of crusty. At the moment, Gusto is only available via pickup or delivery on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Baguettes at Gusto Bread in Long Beach, California
Baguettes and breads at Gusto Bakery in Long Beach
Farley Elliott

Colossus

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Colossus is the work of Kristin Colazas Rodriguez, a former Bay Area pastry chef who has been selling her breads at Long Beach’s farmers markets. The long and narrow storefront with a small counter and pastry case offers everything from traditional croissants to seasonal fruit tarts and best of all, freshly-baked loaves.

Colossus Bread exterior, with sidewalk.
Colossus in San Pedro
Farley Elliott

Seed Bakery

Nestled in Pasadena’s northern outskirts, Seed Bakery adheres to Old World traditions. Freshly milled whole grains undergo a slow fermentation process before being baked into some of the most appealing whole grain country and rye breads in LA. Currently open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and until 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Bub and Grandma's Bread

While Bub and Grandma’s doesn’t have a dedicated retail store, Andy Kadin’s bread made with Grist and Toll wheat can be found just about everywhere, from the Hollywood Farmers Market to some of the best restaurants around town. During the coronavirus pandemic, Bub and Grandma’s is also available at some retail locations: Tuesdays at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village; Friday and Sunday at Belle’s Bagels in Highland Park. Check the bakery’s website for the most updated information.

Friends & Family

Now that Roxana Jullapat has a permanent brick and mortar in East Hollywood, fans of her bread and pastries can swing by any time of day for a carbohydrate fix. Jullapat’s constantly tweaking and experimenting with different grains, so arrive with an open mind because who knows what rarities will be behind the counter. Jullapat is currently working the bakery by herself amid the coronavirus pandemic.

La Monarca Bakery & Cafe

La Monarca takes the neighborhood Mexican panaderia and standardizes it across multiple locations in Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Boyle Heights to Huntington Park. Find conchas, cuernitos, and bolillos available for online order and pickup.

Mexican breads and pastries from La Monarca.
Mexican breads and pastries from La Monarca
La Monarca

Cuscatleca Bakery

Salvadoran bakery Cuscatleca offers pan dulces, apple cinnamon bread, affordable light loaves, sandwiches, coffee, and light fare in Echo Park. The bakery has a sister panaderia in Pico-Union as well.

Salvadoran pastries and coffee at Cuscatleca Bakery in Echo Park
Pastries and coffee from Cuscatleca Bakery in Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee

Clark Street Echo Park

Zack Hall’s dedication to baking with European techniques, organic grains, and natural leaven has made Clark Street Bread one of the most sought-after loaves in town. In addition to a stall at Grand Central Market, Hall has opened a standalone bakery in Echo Park with pastries and breads.

A basket of freshly baked breads on varying sizes.
Basket of breads from Clark Street in Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee

République

To recreate the exceptional bread service at République, first head to the restaurant’s bakery counter for a crusty baguette from pastry goddess Margarita Manzke. Republique is currently offering pastries and breads through a takeout window from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Republique
Bread at Republique
Sierra Prescott

Bread Lounge

Ran Zimon’s Bread Lounge serves restaurants and Downtown denizens alike with naturally-leavened bread made in the heart of the Arts District. Choose from fig and walnut, Kalamata olive, and potato rosemary. The bakery remains open for takeout with a wide variety of breads, pastries, and prepared food, all of which can be pre-ordered online for quick pickup.

La Mascota Bakery

Opened in 1952 and one of LA’s oldest continuously operating bakeries, La Mascota has affordable pan dulces and more available via delivery. 4 bolillos cost $1 while 5 conchas cost $3. The bakery also has tortas and tamales available for takeout or delivery.

La Mascota Bakery, Boyle Heights
La Mascota Bakery, Boyle Heights
Farley Elliott

Roan Mills

Andrea Crawford and her husband, Robert Dedlow, opened Roan Mills in 2013 in the distant northern LA county town of Fillmore. Their shared passion for heirloom grains can be tasted in every baguette, boule, and batard with locally sourced grains. Pick up a loaf at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesdays and the Hollywood farmers market on Sundays.

Copenhagen Pastry

Danish bakery Copenhagen continues to serve Angelenos during the COVID-19 pandemic with morning pastries such as kringle and braided cinnamon lines, plus a rustic rye bread that should keep for many days.

Copenhagen Bakery counter with woman standing behind it in Culver City.
Copenhagen Bakery
Elizabeth Daniels

Lodge Bread

Lodge Bread bakes an exceptional loaf. Taste the bakery’s dedication to an extended fermentation and seasonal whole grains in varieties like country, seeded country, and whole wheat. The bakery’s Culver City and Woodland Hills locations are currently offering takeout, with delivery soon available online. Lodge also distributes to Torrance’s farmers market on Saturdays and Beverly Hills on Sundays.

Breads from Lodge in Culver City
Lodge Bread, Culver City
Wonho Frank Lee

Superba Food + Bread

The crusty bread used in all of Superba’s fantastic tartines and sandwiches is thankfully available to take home. From the signature baguettes to the pain au levain and brioche pullman, every loaf is carefully crafted and simply delicious. 

Superba Food & Bread
Superba Food and Bread, Venice
Elizabeth Daniels

Röckenwagner

One bite of Hans Rockenwagner’s expert loaves and it’s clear that he’s been perfecting his recipe for nearly three decades. Crusty on the outside and plush within, the Old World wheat levain is worth seeking out, as is the sourdough boule. Rockenwagner also sells locally at Whole Foods, Gelson’s, Lassen’s, and various farmers markets around town.

Breads from Rockenwagner Bakery
Breads from Rockenwagner Bakery
Rockenwagner Bakery

Gjusta

From bread to bialys and buns, just about everything coming out of Gjusta’s ovens is superbly delicious. With over 10 different varieties on offer each day, including seeded rye, ciabatta, and rice and teff, mix and match for maximum flavor. 

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Gusto Bread

Gusto Bread, the limited bakery operating out of a private home, is a boon for the Long Beach community as evidenced by the fans who crowd through the front door waiting for one its freshly-made baguettes. The wait is worth it, as the bread is warm and just the right amount of crusty. At the moment, Gusto is only available via pickup or delivery on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Baguettes at Gusto Bread in Long Beach, California
Baguettes and breads at Gusto Bakery in Long Beach
Farley Elliott

Colossus

Colossus is the work of Kristin Colazas Rodriguez, a former Bay Area pastry chef who has been selling her breads at Long Beach’s farmers markets. The long and narrow storefront with a small counter and pastry case offers everything from traditional croissants to seasonal fruit tarts and best of all, freshly-baked loaves.

Colossus Bread exterior, with sidewalk.
Colossus in San Pedro
Farley Elliott

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