7 Places to Get Artisan Bread in Arizona

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Evie Carpenter
Freshly baked loaves of Noble Bread.
There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread. If you ask us, it's one of the most beautiful smells in the world. And the good news is you don't have to look all that far to find it. There are several bakeries and restaurants in town that offer freshly baked bread regularly.

We could make you a long list of reasons why you should you putting down that loaf of store-bought sandwich bread and picking up one of these loaves instead. But to keep things short we'll start and finish with the most persuasive argument of all: artisan bread tastes better. If that's still not enough to convince you, then you'll want to read all about how Phoenix's burgeoning bread scene is truly something to get excited about.

See also: Flour Power: Phoenix Emerges as a New Capital of Artisan Bread-Making

Noble Bread

Bakers Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli make hundreds of loaves of bread almost entirely by hand each week using organic flours made from heritage grain. You can taste the difference and see it too. Each of their loaves offers a beautiful crust and impeccable crumb. You can find Noble Bread at farmers markets and select local stores including Downtown Phoenix Public Market, Gilbert Farmers Market, and FnB/Bodega but for the bakery's weekly schedule keep an eye on the Noble Bread Facebook. A 2-pound loaf of Country Loaf from Noble Bread will cost you $7.

Pane Bianco

Marco Bianco, brother to famous chef Chris Bianco, has been making and selling bread for years. The self-taught baker makes between 200 and 300 loaves a week, most of which goes out the Bianco restaurants. The rest is available for purchase for about $4 a loaf at Pane Bianco. He's a firm believer in all natural levain, slow fermented bread and that's exactly what he serves his customers. Bianco's bread has a nice light crust and an airy interior.

Barrio Bread

If you live in Tucson you're in luck because that means you're in the neighborhood of baker Don Guerra of Barrio Bread. Guerra is a "community supported baker," meaning he offers his bread at locations around town often through a pre-order online system. Geurra offers a wide variety of different types of bread including Pain au Levain, Barrio Baguette, Foccacia, and Old World Rye. Most loaves cost between $4 and $6. For online ordering and more information about where to find Barrio Bread, check the Barrio Bread website.

Location Info

Pane Bianco

4404 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

St. Francis

111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tammie Coe Cakes

610 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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16 comments
Roger4man
Roger4man

Any bread that is more than 4 hours old is no longer fresh or really good imo.

henryS
henryS

You missed Time Market in Tucson.  Extremely excellent slow rise, sourdough bread baked daily.


Proof
Proof

And don't forget to check us out on Instagram @proofbread and at proofbread.com.

Proof
Proof

Thank you for including Proof in your article. I feel humbled to be included in the same list as these great institutions. I am excited about all the opportunities that you have opened up for me. I would also like to thank you for including St Francis. I am the baker there also and I truly believe that the bread I am making is world class.

david.rollins770
david.rollins770

"Artisan bread" is one of the most generic terms in food today. Hate to break it to you, only a couple on this list are actually making traditional, quality, real artisan 4 ingredient breads.

Artisan is a style now. It's said perfectly in the comments with a reference to a supermarket.

There are really bad "local" foods...and there can be really bad "artisan bread". The generic title means nothing.

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

Andrew Giancola Sara Lee is being threatened

SpotON
SpotON

MJ Bread hands down is the BEST.

Christine Nimitz
Christine Nimitz

MJ Bread can also be bought @ Singh Farms on their Saturday farmers' market, FYI!

mwakser
mwakser

how about The Arizona Bread Company at 7000 E. Shea Blvd in Scottsdale?

They've been making artisan breads for 20 years

cinderellaschair
cinderellaschair

I had some very good breads from the Fry's on Tatum & Shea.

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