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Firebrand Brick Oven Bakery [Oakland]

TopoTail | Mar 2, 2012 07:55 PM

I was at Bi-Rite in the city yesterday and noticed bread from a bakery I'd never heard of: Firebrand.

I bought their Classic Sourdough, which included unbleached wheat flour, whole wheat flour, and rye flour, all organic. OMG, it was one of the best loaves of bread I have ever tasted. Really crispy crust, moist and chewy inside, packed with flavor. My wife and I couldn't stop slathering butter on it and devouring it.

The bakery is on Beach Street in Oakland and appears to be quite new. (No real website yet; just a placeholder page saying it's available at Bi-Rite and Rainbow.) Don't know if they sell retail from the bakery.

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