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Great rye bread in Chicago?

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Great rye bread in Chicago?

Mike G | Feb 17, 2003 11:46 PM

I was looking for good dark rye bread today at Jewel, not as hopeless as it sounds because they do carry Baltic Bakery, which makes a fat black-crusted, dark brown loaf which is as chewy and bitter as coffee grounds, it's wonderful. But I was looking for an alternative, not as many points on the Lovibond scale, and all they had were some soft mass-produced breads. Does anyone know of a locally produced rye bread of comparable authenticity and seriousness to Baltic Bakery's? In a city of so many Poles, Germans and Slavs, I must believe it's out there.

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