Our Five Favorite Loaves of Bread

From everyone's favorite sourdough to a German classic, here are our picks for the best loaves of bread in town.

By Cooper Levey-Baker May 25, 2017 Published in the June 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Our favorite loaves.


Jim’s Small Batch Bakery

Pungent, with an interior marked with yeast exhalations ranging in size from pinpricks to pencil erasers. Crunchy shell provides bite.

Kalamata Olive Loaf

Mama G’s Coffee & Bakery

This hearty loaf is strewn with nibs of Greek olives that provide fruitiness and a dose of salt. Add a drizzle of olive oil.


Thomas German Bakery

A favorite of our Facebook fans, this dense loaf is made with coarsely ground rye grains and baked slowly for a moist, chewy crumb.


Paisano’s Italian Bakery

Made for twisting apart, this challah is nutty, with a voluptuous shape and subtle sweetness.


Rendez-Vous French Bakery & Delicatessen

How they do it in Montpellier, France, where chef Joël Garcia once lived. Ultra-crunchy outside, tender inside. Great for sandwiches.


Ooh La La French Bakery

A classic creation that walks the line between bread and pastry with a crust that glistens.

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