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San Pedro’s small-but-mighty local bakery Colossus has got you covered if you’re in the South Bay, with country sourdough loaves starting at $8. We recommend their Danish Rye if it’s available - this is a dense, molasses brown-tinged loaf that we like to thinly slice and eat plain. They’ve also got a whole bunch of baked goods, like cinnamon rolls, chocolate olive oil cake, daily pastries - oh, and sourdough starter kits, too. Currently, orders must be placed at least three days in advance (and are only available via delivery), so the best bet is to check their website for the latest info.
This Long Beach bread company serves some of the best baked goods in Southern California. They’re 100% committed to using only naturally leavened dough (code for no commercial yeast), and only bake using organic flour. And it shows - their country loaf is thick and dough-y, ideal for dipping into beef stew and pretending you’re an extra on Game of Thrones. The kouign-amanns are salty and sweet, and the sticky buns combine the texture of a buttery croissant with the flavors of pecans. If you’re heading to meet some friends (or are just extra hungry), grab one of their assorted pastry boxes - it comes with six sweet treats, based on “availability, farm selection, and whims of our chefs,” and we like to think of it like a breakfast omakase.