We are still looking for the perfect loaf of bread. Iowa is a long way to come from our little island, but it sounds worth it. Sounds like a worthy destination. Cheers, Fred and Willie
Best Bread St. Louis 2008 - The Daily Bread Bakery & Café
11719 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
Sometimes an empty feeling can be a good one to have, especially if it comes at the end of an epic journey, one on which, say, you've been searching for the perfect loaf of bread for months on end, walk into yet another bakery and search for the sourdough, and, well — oh, my!!! — you're looking at a lot of empty shelves. Before freaking out, you do the math. Empty = OK, people like this bread. Empty = In fact, people like this bread a lot. Empty = This bread is going to be so good I'll have to get here earlier tomorrow since I don't have time to wait for the next batch right now. Been to the Daily Bread Bakery & Café in Des Peres and you've had that feeling at least once or twice. Luckily, the good bakers at this locally owned joint keep the racks stacked with lots of specialty breads, too: sunflower honey wheat, French baguettes, honey bear bread, caraway deli rye. The olive ciabatta is a knockout, popping at the seams with huge and juicy kalamata olives. The seasonal treats — blueberry sour cream loaf and pumpkin bread, to name a few — are awesome as well. Empty, in sum = I've arrived. Tomorrow, the perfect loaf awaits.
I am glad to see that DB is honored. I love that this place is locally owned and has become a familiar name with the locals in the area. Customers have been very supportive to a business that really cares about its community. I have tried many items over the years and have yet to have one disappoint me. DB embraces every season with their new items and I look forward to visiting weekly!!! A++++ to the owners and all of the wonderful staff that are so pleasant.
Yay! I used to work at Daily Bread and it's good to see such a good place get some props. I was a barista (that's pretentious for 'person who makes coffee') and cookie-decorator there. I do think you should add a 'best decorated sugar cookies' category and give the DB even more props for all the work they put into making specialty cookies for holidays, seasons and to order.