It’s Real Bread Week till March 1 – let’s celebrate the city’s best additive-free loaves and the places that bake them.
Foodhall: Gourmet superstore Foodhall bakes up the widest variety of breads and sweet bakery items in the city: sourdoughs, French baguettes, Ciabattas, herbed Focaccia bread, masala-filled kulcha breads, gluten-free bread, lavash, pita bread, Vol-au-vent, New York-style sesame-coated bagels and hot-dog buns all come out of their bakery ovens. The smell of fresh bread greets customers as they walk into the stores, Monday through Sunday, starting at 10 AM.
Don’t miss the Roasted almond & orange teacake; Pain au chocolat; Chicken Spinach Feta Strudel; sliced Soybean & Brown rice bread; or Kimchi croissant — their star offerings. Go early for the best selection.
Locations: Palladium (Lower Parel), Vama (Pedder road) and Linking Road (Khar). For home delivery, please Whatsapp 7400444525. Also available on Scootsy.
Hours of Operation: 10 AM – 10 PM
Sequel: As sourdough is becoming Mumbai’s bread of choice, visit Sequel to get a fresh loaf of warm, guilt-free goodness. The Buckwheat, Rice & Walnut Sourdough is organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and completely plant-based. Another wholesome option is their Nut & Seed Loaf, completely vegan, organic and gluten-free.
Got a sweet tooth? Sequel’s gluten-free and dairy-free Banana Bread with Peruvian cacao, blueberries and Kashmiri walnuts will leave you feeling satisfied with the added goodness of cacao. You can enjoy this with your morning java, your afternoon tea, or give it to your foodie friends as the perfect gift.
Breads at Sequel are available on pre-order at both outlets, Kala Ghoda and Bandra, as well as on Scootsy.
Address: Shop 2 and 3, Solace, 33rd Road, Near Eye Max, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai. 7506477710
Ground Floor, Upadrashta House, Dr. VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023. 022-22659000
Operational hours: 8 am to 10:30 pm
La Folie: La Folie makes a variety of sourdough breads which are used within the menu at La Folie Lab in Bandra. The gourmet patisserie brand now also retails their Whole Wheat; Harvest Grain Loaf; Seeded Multigrain; and Olive Garlic loaves from all their locations, across the city. La Folie’s best-selling variant is their Whole Wheat Sourdough loaf, made using stone-milled organic ‘khapli flour,’ whole wheat flour, unrefined sea salt and a natural sourdough culture.
All of La Folie’s sourdough breads are free of preservatives and have a longer shelf life if stored correctly. The cold fermentation process used, lends a distinguished flavour to the bread, making it a versatile ‘everyday bread’ variant.
Locations: Bandra, Mahalakshmi and Kala Ghoda; also available on Scootsy.
Timings: 9 AM – 11 PM
Qualia: Qualia, Rahul and Malini Akerkar’ eatery serves a modern, cuisine-agnostic menu, made with unexpected combinations of locally sourced ingredients, perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavour profiles, and a lot of heart. While the dining menu displays an abundance of flavours, each alighting on the palate with lightness and brightness that will intrigue the mind and excite diners’ appetites, Qualia also offers a full-service bakery, helmed by Pastry Chef & Head Baker Rachelle Andrade. This bakery offers a delightful variety of freshly baked goods that are soft, tender and delicate; albeit flawlessly crisp and perfectly flaky. The bakery menu includes an array of Viennoiserie offerings such as light-as-air Croissants; Pain au Chocolat; Cinnamon Knots; Cruffins; and a divine Kouign Amman.
This menu further divulges a diverse range of freshly baked bread; from Rustic Loaves like a Sourdough Baguette and a Rustic Ciabatta; to Pullman Loaves (sliced) such as the unique 80% Whole Wheat Loaf; to rousing Table Breads that include a Black Sesame and Green Olive EPI bread and Butter Glazed Pretzels to name a few; to finally Burger Buns such as the Brioche bun or the classic Milk bun. All bakery items are available on pre-order.
Address: Ground Floor, Lodha World Crest, 402 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Tel: +91 73045 86862 | +91 22 6849 0000
Hours of Operation: 6:30 pm to 1:00 am | Monday-Sunday
To Order, Please Contact:
Tel: +91 73045 86862 | +91 22 6849 0000
Also available on Scootsy
Order Time: Between 10 AM & 4 PM for the following day
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