Sometimes poptisserie craves the springy sweetness that only a processed white bread can offer. But that doesn’t mean Wonder Bread. Asian bakeries specialize in this stuff, and some of the best comes from Cream Pan, where the loaves are ethereally light.
Décor, a bakery inside 99 Ranch Market (warning: It’s not inside every 99 Ranch) makes a wonderful light bread out of some special wheat, says WHills. Also, Kee Wah Bakery has good, very fluffy bread that’s sliced double the thickness of a regular slice.
Try catching the bread at Diho Bakery fresh off the cooling rack, at about 9:45 a.m., advises arisu. It’s great even plain. A huge loaf will set you back $2.75.
Speaking of fresh off the rack, for fresh croissants hit the Frances bakery between 8:45 and 9 a.m., says gomagoma.
Cream Pan [Orange County]
602 El Camino Real, Tustin
Décor [Multiple locations]
99 Ranch Market
Kee Wah Bakery [Multiple locations]
Diho Bakery [Orange County]
14130 Culver Drive #J, Irvine
Frances [Little Tokyo]
404 E. Second Street (Honda Plaza), Los Angeles