7 Places to Get Artisan Bread in Arizona

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Noble Bread

Bakers Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli make hundreds of loaves of bread almost entirely by hand each week using organic flours made from heritage grain. You can taste the difference and see it too. Each of their loaves offers a beautiful crust and impeccable crumb. You can find Noble Bread at farmers markets and select local stores including Downtown Phoenix Public Market, Gilbert Farmers Market, and FnB/Bodega but for the bakery's weekly schedule keep an eye on the Noble Bread Facebook. A 2-pound loaf of Country Loaf from Noble Bread will cost you $7.

Pane Bianco

Marco Bianco, brother to famous chef Chris Bianco, has been making and selling bread for years. The self-taught baker makes between 200 and 300 loaves a week, most of which goes out the Bianco restaurants. The rest is available for purchase for about $4 a loaf at Pane Bianco. He's a firm believer in all natural levain, slow fermented bread and that's exactly what he serves his customers. Bianco's bread has a nice light crust and an airy interior.

Barrio Bread

If you live in Tucson you're in luck because that means you're in the neighborhood of baker Don Guerra of Barrio Bread. Guerra is a "community supported baker," meaning he offers his bread at locations around town often through a pre-order online system. Geurra offers a wide variety of different types of bread including Pain au Levain, Barrio Baguette, Foccacia, and Old World Rye. Most loaves cost between $4 and $6. For online ordering and more information about where to find Barrio Bread, check the Barrio Bread website.

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