Hi...can anyone recommend a bakery or deli or point of purchase for good, French or Italian type bread in S.I., preferably the North Shore?
Best I've found was sold briefly by the restaurant Vida a few months ago, but they discontinued selling bread due to lack of consumer interest (damn, if I'd known I'd have bought TWO loaves every time!). It was as good as some of the best bread in fancy Manhattan stores. Next best, I've found, is the "brick oven" breads sold at Italian salumerias such as Montalbano's and Ariemma's.
If not, maybe Vida could be cajoled into selling bread again, but we'd need a concerted effort to buy it up...perhaps a lobbying effort by the knowledgeable folks on this board?