Posted this in mid-Atlantic because our best so far has been in Rehoboth, but realized there's more activity on this board and we'd prefer to find a Chester County source . . .
We've been searching for years for anything that approximates San Francisco sourdough bread in our area (southern Chester County, PA).
For a while we found loaves that actually had the sourdough tang -- oddly enough, at the Safeway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (Note that no other Safeway we tried in N. Wilmington, West Chester, Dover, etc., had the same dough, so the taste was completely different. And nowhere near as good.)
But now the Rehoboth Safeway has changed sources, apparently, and their "sourdough" is just awful.
A friend who grew up in SF, and now lives in N. Wilmington, says there's something about the air out there, and we'll never find anything remotely like good sourdough here. Frankly, we'll settle for "remotely" at this point. Anyone know of a local source of decent sourdough?
Failing that, anyone have a favorite place to order sourdough from the West Coast, with the ultimate cost less than about $9 a loaf? We want it for toast and sandwiches.