5 Incredible Mail-Order Breads

DECEMBER 18, 2016

Whether it’s a crackle-crusted loaf of tangy levain or a buttery panettone filled with chunks of dark chocolate, great freshly baked bread is a wonderful part of the holiday table. This year, some of the best artisanal bakeries in the country have begun shipping nationwide, putting outstanding loaves within reach no matter where you may live.

Here are our five top sources for bread by mail. Each one is helmed by a prominent baker using natural yeast starters, freshly milled flours, slow fermentation, and luxurious embellishments such as bittersweet French chocolate or plump Turkish raisins. Just be sure to mind the shipping dates: Most ship only one day a week, with delivery in two days or overnight.

Featured Slideshows

From Around the Web...
Rijks, the Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam
Chefs are playing with their food here, and diners are eating it up…
33 Greenwich restaurant in NYC
The West Village’s new 33 Greenwich helps to modernize the all-American diner…
Dalmore 50 Year Old was aged in ex-bourbon casks for 37 years
The most special expression the Dalmore has produced yet has a few surprises…
Daniel Boulud’s Épicerie Boulud offers a decadent Ultimate Easter Gift Box ($145)
These Easter baskets will call to the dessert aficionado and candy connoisseur…
Single Thread restaurant
Single Thread’s thoughtfulness takes dining to a whole new level…
Music City’s creativity makes its way into the kitchen with the opening of these new restaurants…
Single Thread restaurant
Single Thread’s thoughtfulness takes dining to a whole new level…
Top restaurants around the country offer gourmet takes on Passover favorites…
Some of Japan’s most gifted chefs expand their omakase menus beyond sushi…
Photo by: Moving Moment
These unique restaurants require a bit of courage to get to…