7 Local Bakeries to Slice into Fresh Bread

Oh crumb on, these loaves are pretty swheat.

Last modified on November 2nd, 2018 at 1:19 pm

While the aromas of mesquite bonfires and post-monsoon creosote resonate with Tucsonans, one aroma carries near-universal appeal: freshly-baked bread.

Here’s our list of local bakeries to get fresh loaves of bread baked in-house. Make sure to get there early before they sell out.

Alejandro’s Tortilla Factory

5330 S. 12th Ave.

Alejandro’s isn’t the place to get a baguette or a loaf of sourdough bread. But they are the place to get buns for Sonoran dogs. They also bake birotes, perfect for sopping up menudo and pozole, and teleros, used for making tortas (Mexican sandwiches).

For more information, visit alejandrostortillafactory.com.

Barrio Bread

18 S. Eastbourne Ave.
Heritage loaves at Barrio Bread (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Heritage loaves at Barrio Bread (Credit: Jackie Tran)

To call Barrio Bread “next level” would be an understatement. Baker Don Guerra uses local heritage grains and century-old techniques for some of the finest bread money can buy.

Favorites include:

  • Birote
  • Heritage
  • Pan au Levain
  • Pan Rustico
  • Super Seed Whole Wheat
  • Cranberry Walnut
  • Rustic Olive
  • Red Fife with Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Polish Emmer and Rye

For the bread menu and more information, visit barriobread.com.

Beyond Bread

421 W. Ina Rd. • 3026 N. Campbell Ave. • 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.

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Beyond Bread features 30 varieties of bread baked daily. Challah is available starting at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Quirkier loaves of bread available on certain days of the week include:

  • Brie, Scallion & Chive
  • Ancho, Chipotle & White Cheddar
  • Fig & Pistachio
  • Parsley & Swiss

For the bread menu and more information, visit beyondbread.com.

La Baguette Bakery

1797 E. Prince Rd.
Baguettes and pain de campagne at Ghini's French Caffe and La Baguette Bakery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Baguettes and pain de campagne at La Baguette Bakery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Attached to Ghini’s French Caffe, La Baguette Bakery offers a wide range of bread and other baked goods. The baguette is naturally the star, but grab a chocolate croissant while you’re there.

For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com.

La Baguette Parisienne

7851 E. Broadway Blvd.

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La Baguette Parisienne has no relation to La Baguette Bakery above. But it, too, brings the French flair.

They don’t accept credit cards — bring cash.

For the bread menu and more information, visit labaguetteparisienne.com.

Time Market

444 E. University Blvd.
Caprese Sandwich at Time Market (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Caprese Sandwich at Time Market (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While the bread menu is small with pain au levain, baguettes, and walnut bread at Time Market, the crusty loaves are exceptional. The loaves come out of the oven around 10:30 a.m. each morning. Grab some fancy cheeses or cultured butter from the nearby fridge to eat with your bread and you’re in for a simple yet fantastic treat.

For more information, visit timemarket.xyz.

Viro’s Real Italian Bakery

8301 E. 22nd St.

Whether or not you’ve been to Viro’s, you’ve probably eaten their bread via sandwich or burger at another restaurant in town.

For more information, visit virosbakery.com.

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