Monday Open Thread 2/7/22
We are all bread bakers here, so we don’t spend a lot of time talking about bakeries. But I bet we all have our favorite local joints we hit up when we aren’t in the mood for baking, or when we want a fancy treat we don’t have the chops or the time to make at home. I thought it would be fun for everyone to share their favorite local bakeries with one another.
I’ll start. My faves here in Boston are those belonging to two friends: Bagelsaurus in Porter Square, Cambridge, owned by Mary Ting, and Breadboard Bakery, in Arlington, owned by Daisy Chow (both of whom, not coincidentally, started out as pop-ups at Cutty’s, the best little sandwich shop in the northeast).
What are your favorite local bread shops?
Lost Larson, Middlebrow/Bungalow, Masa Madre, all in Chicago! (& if any Chicagoans have tips for your favorite bagels within the city limits, as a Philly transplant, I would love to know...I am just far away enough from Skokie sans car that I don't get out there much)
and speaking of Philly, if I still lived in the area, I'd be at Korshak's Bagels every day I could. I finally got to try their bagels when I was home over Thanksgiving and they're beyond better than I expected.
I love Clear Flour in Brookline, MA, Hungry Ghost in Northampton, MA and Braud and Co in Reykjavik!