Bread Time Story: Where to Score the Best Loaves

    We, at LBB, deeply believe in the power of buttered toast to fix almost every problem under the sun. And with our list below, you’ll find that the bread stands its own ground even without its buttery sidekick.

    After all, these loaves are the best things to have happened since… well, you know, sliced bread.

    Modern Bazaar

    Modern Bazaar

    New Friends Colony, Delhi

    It never ceases to amaze us just how much is stuffed into the crowded aisles of Modern Bazaar. To make a swift selection from the bakery section, we suggest their Honey Oval Bread or very interesting Mushroom Loaf or Olive Oregano Loaf. If you’re going super healthy, try the 7-Grain special.

    Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

    Price: Starting at INR 45

    Timings: 10am – 9pm

    Madison & Pike

    Madison & Pike

    Sector 50, Gurgaon

    Blame it on the butter if you will, but one bite of the fresh-toasted brioche at Madison & Pike and you will be in love. Lucky for us, they bake their superb artisan loaves on order too, so you can get your fill of Ciabatta, Focaccia, Oatmeal or Flaxseed. We’re sticking with the Brioche – it’s all things good.

    Gymkhana Club

    Although for members only, chances are you’ll know someone and can therefore, score some bread for some dough. They do freshly baked bread: All kinds, including sandwich breads, dinner rolls and baguettes

    Bisque Bakery

    Bisque

    DLF Phase - 2, Gurgaon

    Go European classy with their French Baguette, or swing the authentic desi vibe with the Masala Cheese Bread — Bisque has all kinds to choose from. If you’re looking for the regular sliced kind, pick from their Wheatgerm, Wheat & Oats or Wholewheat varieties.

    The Brown Box

    The Brown Box

    Panchsheel Park, Delhi

    Although more known for their dessert, The Brown Box also does some incredible bread, including Oatmeal, High Fibre, Onion, Wheatgerm, Foccacia and Rye. They don’t use any refined flour, so you’re getting authentic wholewheat. They also make sourdough bread, with a starter, which is more flavourful, as opposed to bread with yeast in it. They will undertake bulk orders on request.

    Home For Food Traditions

    We love Home For Food Traditions because they make loving carbs so guilt-free – using no preservatives and preserving all the goodness of specially selected grains. Their starch innovations include Stuffed Bread {we’re looking at the Mutton, Paneer and Spinach Corn} as well as multigrain bread with optional seasonings like ajwain or chilli. We’re also impressed with the seasonal country breads that are made of either bajra, jowar, makai or rye.

    Where: Order online or sign up for a bread subscription here

    Price: Starting at INR 90

    Contact: +91 7863865186

    Bread & More

    Bread & More

    Vasant Vihar, Delhi

    With a range of over 40 different international breads, in what started as one store in GK, Bread & More is a one-stop destination for any and every type of bread.

    Where: Find the nearest one to you, here. 

    Price: Starting at INR 65

    Timings: 9am – 10pm

    Sibang Bakery

    Sibang Bakery

    Sector 53, Gurgaon

    Communication can be a bit of a problem at this authentic Korean bakery, especially if it’s on the phone. They have a butter, and sandwich loaf, among other Korean picks. Our recommendation is to visit Sibang to place an order and scout the premises; it’s the only way you’ll get anywhere.

    L'Opera

    L'Opera

    Available Online

    Another bakery giant doing bread right. They also home deliver, but need one day’s notice, and will do a gluten-free bread on special request. PS: Order and purchase your bread in the first half of the day, that’s when it’s at its freshest.

    Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here. 

    Price: Starting at INR 170

    Timings: 8am – 11pm

    Defence Bakery

    Defence Bakery

    Available Online

    This is what bread time stories are made of. There’s nothing you won’t find here, including pizza bases {with a wholewheat option}, pita bread, soup sticks, bread toast, ciabatta buns, garlic toast breads, country bread loaves, oregano bread loaf, jumbo sandwich bread, multigrain bread loaf, dinner rolls, lavash, pao buns, and hot dog and burger buns.

    Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here. 

    Price: Starting at INR 40

    Timings: 10am – 9pm

    The Pantry at Café Turtle

    Cafe Turtle

    Nizammudin, Delhi

    We’ve all lounged about at Café Turtle sipping on a cuppa and feasting on a good book. Lesser-known fact: The Pantry at Cafe Turtle does fresh bread {including a Sun-dried Tomato bread, Pesto bread and a beautiful Wholewheat Chocochip bread}. Although these are available on a daily basis, we recommend placing an order beforehand.

    Red Moon Bakery

    Red Moon Bakery

    Okhla Phase - 2, Delhi

    They have over 20 varieties of bread, from the regular loaves to hot dog buns, pita bread, Cheddar and Mustard Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin bread and baguettes. PS: While you’re shopping here, try a bite of their carrot cake.