Discover the best bread in Los Angeles via this list of 30 bread spots suggested by a popular Los Angeles foodie group on FaceBook. You will find that we are going beyond the usual suspects to uncover at least a few hidden gems. If you don't find your favorite shop, comment here and we can consider adding it to our list.
Thank you to all those Los Angeles bread stores that worked with us to supply photos of their favorite items! Scroll down to go through the list and to read all the descriptions.
This list is in no specific order.
1. Sweet Wheat Bakery (62nd street, LA)
This is a French artisan bakery owned by two brothers who learned the trade at l’École de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie de Paris. They make their bread from French flour. Their bread is affordable and their viennoiserie and patisserie look delish. Their best seller by far is their Cranberry Walnut Sourdough and Olive Sourdough. Oh, and I can't wait to pick up a few tarts :)
2. Republique (La Brea)
This place is clearly popular. You can pickup (there is usually a line) or order delivery. Outdoor seating is a great option if you want to grab brunch. They are known for Margarita's Baguette & Normandy Butter. Some of their famous desserts are Mango Passion Fruit Cream Pie and Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. I documented our visit here.
3. Gusto Bread
This shop is an organic panadería specializing in pan and pan dulce made with 100% masa madre sourdough starter. They are open Wednesdays through Sunday and are best known for their vegan Dorado Loaf, a 50% whole grain loaf with a beautiful yellow-hued, even, moist crumb with golden flax seeds.
They also have sweet loaves such as Pan de Maíz, Nixtamal Queen, Mexican Concha and cookies such as spelt and polvorón (Mexican wedding) cookies.
4. Häsi Bread
When I think of Hasi, I think of their yellow and purple colored bread! They have demis, baguettes, even bread with chocolate chips. You can pick up bread from their shop in Studio City or you may find them in Brentwood Farmers Market on Sundays or NOHO Farmers Market on Saturdays.
5. Lodge Bread Company (Culver City area)
Always a line for pick-up, go early in the morning. You can order from Chow Now as well. They have specialty loaves on specific days, and they are closed on Mondays. They are known for their rye. I documented our visit here and although they did not send me a photo, here is one that I took when I bought this bread. It worked fab as a sandwich bread. Also, you may find them at the Torrance Farmers Market.
This bread has a long fermentation process. They use great flour and their sourdoughs are risen with levain. In general, everything is preservative-free. The 'City Loaf Sourdough' is their most popular bread.
(3 locations in LA)
This store. Sigh. is a gem. Beautiful bread.
Lovely LA location in Santa Monica but they are also in Sycamore & Silverlake. They use a wood-fire oven and make rustic bread & pastries. Their bread has great balance of flavors & even the condiments they serve the bread with are just wonderful. Go visit!
8. Pitchoun (DTLA)
This is a French bakery located in Downtown Los Angeles & Beverly Grove area, family owned & artisanal. They do catering and wholesale as well. Great bread, macarons, pies, au gratins, croissants and millefeuille!
9. Bub & Grandma's (Farmers Market locations)
You'll find these guys at the Hollywood Farmers Market and the Culver City Farmer's Market. BTW, they supply to so many places in LA! Check them out. Plan to preorder!
10. Eataly (Santa Monica Blvd, LA)
Want a quick trip to Italy? This is it. The store is worth a visit (the variety of pasta and oils are mind blowing!) but they also deliver a range of bread. I particularly like their pizza dough and focaccia breads.
11. Proof Bakery (Glendale Blvd, LA)
This bakery is open daily 8 AM to 4 PM. They also have seasonal specialty coffee by local roasters.
12. Baker's Kneaded (Mar Vista)
Owned by pastry chef, Carlos Enriquez, this is a wholesale panaderia in Los Angeles that focuses on seasonal, organic, whole grain breads and pastries made with ingredients that are selected weekly from local California farmers. One of their signature items is a Nutella croissant but they also have seasonal varieties such as the Berries and Cream Buche De Noel, Nutella banana cream pie and porridge loafs. Best place to find them? Sundays 9-2 PM, Mar Vista Farmers Market
13. Bread Lounge (Central city, Los Angeles)
You can order online through their website or order delivery via ChowNow. Great selection, comes highly recommended. Check out their vegan breads, and unique Mediterranean pastries. Check out their store on 700 S Santa Fe Ave.
14. Friends & Family (Hollywood Blvd, LA)
This shop is dedicated to all things seasonal with a market-driven day-time menu that also offers a variety of artisan breads and pastries made daily with locally-sourced, heirloom grains. From challah to pastrami on sourdough rye, bagels and macro bowls, they have it all!
15. Bread Bar (Online + El Segundo pop-up)
Order online before 10 AM and they will deliver the next day across Greater LA area and on the coast from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Some breads require two-day notice. You can always stop by their Bakery Store at 701 East El Segundo Blvd. Notable product mentions - Rustic Millstone, Buckwheat, French Country Loaf and Wine Bread.
16. Gemini Bakehouse (La Crescenta)
The bakery is relatively new but was founded by bakers who have worked at renowned bakeries before. Their focus is on naturally leavened, sourdough loaves, and breakfast pastries. You can order online. THIS BAKERY MAY BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
17. Bianca Bakery (Culver City)
This cute spot is a restaurant and a bakery. Closed on Mondays, it offers food with Italian, French and Argentinian flavors. Bianca Restaurant is owned by Gianni and Nicola Vietina of Madeo Ristorante in partnership with Four Seasons Hotel executive pastry chef Federico Fernandez. It is known for its cakes and its bakery items such as Penettone, Rosca De Reyes, Churro croissant Dulce De Leche, Pistachio Bostock, Galette Des Rois etc. Pre-ordering is suggested.
18. Kings Hawaiian (Torrance)
Very interesting cake flavors here! Guava, lime and passion fruit chiffon cake, or a yellow cake filled with pineapple or a vanilla cake filled with coconut milk! They also have pies, muffins, pastries and donuts. You can order online.
19. La Brea Bakery (La Brea Ave, LA)
This amazing bakery has been around since 1989. They continue to make amazing bread and also source ethically sourced ingredients. They bake 10+ types of bread, including their Take-n-Bake that you may see in grocery stores. . ALL LOCATIONS OF THIS ICONIC BAKERY MAY BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED. Best way to enjoy their bread is via groceries stores - Ralphs, Vons and Pavilions, or their cafes in NY, Chicago and Reno, Nevada.
20. Superba (Venice, CA)
This awesome place is a restaurant, coffee bar and a bakery. They bake over 20 varieties of pastries and 10 different breads, several times a day at their Venice Bakehouse. Their kale toast is delicious because of its bread. Must try!
21. Giulianos (online, wholesale)
For nearly 70 years, this bread company has delivered fresh bread daily throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Since 1952, they have supplied to so many restaurants, airlines, schools, catering companies, entertainment venues, and private labels. Their minimum order is 4 bags and they have gluten-free options as well. If you want to buy in bulk and freeze, this is a good option.
22. Merkata Bakery (Venice)
Website can be better, yes. Maybe best to drive down to check it out. Italian and Mediterranean flavors. Gluten-free options, and sourdough bread specialties. POSSIBLY MOVED TO YUCCA VALLEY.
23. Little Flower (Pasadena)
Cute little neighborhood shop in Pasadena. It is more of a restaurant with hot and cold sandwiches, rice bowls and breakfast but it does have bakery items that people like!
24. Berolina Bakery (Montrose)
At Berolina you will find freshly baked Artisan breads, a wide assortment of danish and croissants, and traditional European cake. Love the variety of breads and the beautiful cakes! They only permit 5 walk-in customers and 6 dining at the table. Small place!
25. Long Beach Beer Lab (Long Beach)
Sourdough Beer Malt Crust, anyone? And other breads and pastry too. And then, there is beer and ales and elixirs! I can't wait to visit.
26. Colossus Bread (San Pedro)
So many lovely varieties of bread and bakery items! I love their commitment to local farmers as they even sell CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes.
27. Bread Blok (Santa Monica)
This bakery has generations of French Provencal influence and is perfect for people with dietary preferences, from gluten-free and paleo to vegan and beyond. The owners believe in a gluten-free lifestyle and have been eating and preparing food entirely gluten-free for three generations. They offer a variety of breads, scones, tea cakes, tartlets, pastries and cookies!
28. Clark Street Bread (3 locations)
Order and pick up from Brentwood, Echo park or Grand Central Market! Their best seller is a country loaf made from organic sourdough but they have a ton of different bread, viennoiserie and pasty offerings. You can even pick up or get sandwiches and salads delivered. Their glazed and cardamom donuts are very popular and so are their country sourdough & French baguette.
29. House of Bread (Westwood)
Although they have limited offerings due to COVID, their bread offerings seem plenty - Boules, Baguettes, flat breads and pastries! Online ordering may be available soon.
30. Little Loaves & Boole's (Farmers Market locations)
No store. Find them at the Farmers Markets. Email them email@example.com with questions.
Other notable mentions that didn't make the list but should have!
Larder Baking Company: No retail location but you can order. Pick up is easy with a parking lot et all but you do need to pre-order. You can always try their breads at Philz, Umami Burger, Tender Greens, Whole Foods and Hollywood Bowl Food & Wine
Milo & Olive: A part of the Rustic Canyon group, this restaurant has really great bread and pizza and is the bread-baking hub for the restaurant group which includes Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, Sweet Rose Creamery, Cassia, Esters Wine Shop & Bar, Tallula’s, Milo SRO, Cassia Rice & Noodle Kitchen and Birdie G’s.
Seed Bakery: This Pasadena-based bakery uses old world techniques milling organic whole grains, no commercial yeast and a long 12-hour fermentation process to bake their bread.
Gjusta:This Venice establishment started off as a commissary kitchen providing bread and pantry items for their restaurants Gjelina and GTA. Try their organic sesame wheat bread.
Rockenwagner Bakery: has amazing bread! We've seen celebrities blogging about it. Check out Oprah's favorite Kalamata olives oval. and their pretzel buns!
First published: 09 / 21/ 2022
Revised: :04 / 18/ 2023
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