Best Bread St. Louis 2009 - Companion Bake House & Café
Bread is life. Bread is hearty, elemental, basic and necessary. Bread, though, does not grow on trees. The late '90s saw this nation begin to slowly back away from mass-produced white bread fortified with chemical preservatives. We have a slew of good bakeries in town, each one staffed by artisans practicing the time-honored science of yeast and flour recombination. Companion does it in a big way, every day of the year, and with consistency. And by that we don't mean merely the texture and chewiness of the bread, but rather the dependability of it. Sexy, right? Dependability. That's life, though — at least the good part of it: Breathe in, breathe out. Eat well, eat right. Live.