Bread, often equivalent to the word "food," is an indispensable staple in many parts of the world. Throughout history -- in religion, magic, and custom -- this deceptively simple foodstuff has ensured a seat at our table of survival. Where to find some of the best of it in the Valley? Here are some of our favorite bread bakeries.
In the bread business for over 15 years, this Phoenix bakery and cafe hidden in a shopping center near Paradise Valley Mall features specialty breads like rosemary and Valencia sea salt and whole wheat honey nut cranberry as well as sandwich breads, buns, and rolls. Get bread to go or stick around and enjoy a style from a selection of nearly 20 hot and cold gourmet sandwich selections indoors or on the patio.