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ISO Great Olive Bread in DC/nearby suburbs

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ISO Great Olive Bread in DC/nearby suburbs

Gigi007 | Sep 20, 2009 05:55 AM

Way back when--when Marvelous Market first came out with its Kalamata bread, I was in heaven. There were big chunks of olive throughout the bread, but in recent years I've found that it's greatly diminished. Have been in search of something better. I discovered Firehook Bakery's green olive bread--which is quite good, but is only made certain days with its availability being something of a mystery.

I stumbled upon a delicious Kalamata olive bread a month or two ago at the Foggy Bottom Farmer's market. I think, but cannot remember for sure, if it was from Bonaparte Bread (?). What I remember is that the bread was incredibly fresh with lots of whole pieces of olive throughout. I also found some olive rolls at Dean & DeLuca (definitely from Bonaparte) that were great.

Can anyone think of another place (preferably in DC but I'll also travel to the nearby MD/VA suburbs) where I can find great olive bread? Also, do you you happen to know where Bonaparte bread is sold (besides Dean & Deluca)--maybe farmers' markets? Thanks a lot.

P.S. As an aside, not too long ago while dining at Volt, I had a heavenly sea salt roll. I think the bread is house made at Volt but if that's not the case, I would love to know where to find more of those amazing sea salt rolls...

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