Discover Artisanal Bakeries & Bread Bars in Long Beach
Did you know that Long Beach is in the midst of a bread renaissance? During the last half-decade, the LA region has seen a wealth of independent bakeries spring up, and according to a recent LAist article, Long Beach is at the soft doughy center. Our local bakery scene is spearheaded by talented local entrepreneurs with a passion for bringing the freshest, handmade offerings to the community. From traditional breads to delicious pan dulce, sourdough creations, fancy desserts, and authentic Greek treats, you’ll discover a bakers dozen of goodness when you shop artisanal bakeries and bread bars in Long Beach. Many establishments provide vegan and gluten-free alternatives as well. Check websites for hours, custom orders, pick up and delivery details.
Aroma di Roma 444 W. Ocean Blvd. Suite 110 Long Beach, CA 90802
Conveniently located at 444 West Ocean Boulevard, right next door to 442 Residences, this popular coffeehouse serves Italian specialties such as espresso, lattes, cappuccino, breakfast paninis, bruschetta, and pizza, along with fresh fruit, salads, wraps, and more. Aroma di Roma was founded by local entrepreneur Timothy Shoja Terrilli, who took a break from his corporate job to study abroad, living in Madrid, Spain, and Rome. During that time, he learned about the European cafe culture and was inspired to recreate it in Long Beach. Order online HERE
Colossus is a chef-driven bakery + cafe located in San Pedro, with plans to open a Long Beach shop in the near future. In the meantime, you can pre-order goodies for pick up Fridays at the Downtown Long Beach Farmers Market and Sundays at the Long Beach Marina Farmers Market. Inspired by the seasons and local agriculture, Colossus aims to create thoughtfully-crafted bread and pastries using herbs, fruit, vegetables, and grain local to our region. Everything is handmade and as sustainably sourced as possible. Pre-order for pick up HERE
Gusto Bread 2710 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814
Featured in the LA Times, Food & Wine, Los Angeles Eater, and more, Gusto Bread is an organic panadería specializing in pan and pan dulce made with 100% masa madre (natural leaven with sourdough starter). You’ll find freshly made loaves, conchas, long breads, nixtamal, polvorones, horchata, café de olla, yerba mate, as well as delicious pantry goods (sardinas, beans), and so much more. Gusto founders Arturo Enciso and Ana Belén Salatino takes pride in being rustic yet intentional, constantly striving to foster community connections, celebrate diversity and culture, be conscious of our resources and waste, and to always source the best, organic, and regional ingredients possible.
Long Beach Bread Lab 518 W Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90806
Long Beach Bread Lab is an extension of micro-brewery Long Beach Beer Lab, founded by husband and wife entrepreneurs Levi Fried and Harmony Sage in 2015. The two enterprises are a mutually beneficial relationship because both use the same heritage wheats — usually Rouge de Bourdeux, red fife and white Sonora — from the Tehachapi Grain project, although they’re milled more coarsely for beer than for bread. For her sourdough and other items, Fried uses a starter she grew from the skins of grapes and apricots she harvested from her mother-in-law’s Bixby Knolls yard. The brewery uses the same culture in its Wit Bier, Wild Wit, Kvass and Saison de Madre. In turn, it reserves some of its witbier and pilsner for the bakery’s signature Wit Beer Bread to keep the dough soft and airy. Preorder for all of your bread, pastry, and beer needs HERE
Long Beach-born and bred Jesse Hellen-Lloyd and his wife, Christina Wilson, oversee Hey Brother Baker out of their Bellflower home kitchen. They don’t have their own retail space but their crusty loaves of pain au levain have earned them a devoted following. You can find their bread Long Beach coffee and wine shop Commodity, Solid Coffee Roasters in Artesia, and Heritage Sandwich Shop on 7th Street in Long Beach.
Scratch Baked Goods 3950 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814
Scratch Baked Goods is owned and operated by Deborah Demjanovich Hirt, a Long Beach local, born and raised. Deborah’s passion for the kitchen started with her first Easy Bake Oven and has continued throughout her life. Scratch Baked Goods is her childhood dream realized. Everything served at Scratch is handcrafted and made on site using the finest ingredients. With an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients, the menu changes regularly and based on the culinary team’s whims. They also offer a variety of vegan and gluten free options.
Pietris Bakery 5000 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803
Pietris Bakery is an authentic Greek restaurant and bakery offering baked breads and pastries, alongside Greek fare, sweets, coffee, wine and beer. They use only the finest ingredients including locally sourced produce, dairy, real Non-GMO seafood, and meats, imported cheese, Belgian imported chocolates, and prepare their food with exacting standards using only olive oil. They offer vegan, vegetarian and traditional items, as well as traditional Greek pastries, breads, entrées, and desserts.
Baked Vegan Sweets 718 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813
Baked Vegan Sweets was founded in 2016 with the number one goal being to create treats so good you’d never know they’re vegan. Everything they make is 100% plant based, with not a single animal product in the building. They use a variety of organic and high quality ingredients in all of their desserts. Bakery selections include cupcakes, brownies, cake slices, seasonal fruit tarts, macarons, cookies and more. You can also order custom cakes online HERE
Photo #1: Gusto Bread
Photo #2: Aroma di Roma
Photo #3: Colossus Coffee & Bread
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Photo #5: Long Beach Bread Lab
Photo #6: Hey Brother Baker
Photo #7: Scratch Baked Goods
Photo #8: Pietris Bakery
Photo #9: Baked Vegan Sweets