Can You Live on Bread Alone?


It’s free, it’s overlooked but it often sets the tone to the meal, we’re talking bread. The Bite salutes the bread service that we could live on, Chifa, Fork, Modo Mio and Parc to name a few.

What other bread is worth filling up on?

In Praise of Bread Baskets [Metro Philadelphia]

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  • Pedro

    The broa at KooZeeDoo. Though the other rolls rock too.

  • danya

    Farmicia! With their wide selection of in-house/Metropolitan Bakery.

  • suz

    funny– in the midst of all the amazing bites at Vetri- the bread still stands out. It’s that good.

    and I second Farmacia

  • Herb

    The bread at Amis is great. Koo ze doo has this killer corn bread. Southwark has some good stuff. For some reason nothing can beat those ghetto red lobster biscuits.

  • Alyssa

    The little rolls (?) at Alma de Cuba are amazing. Hummus in University CIty has the best pita, if that can be considered in the bread category.

  • ThadS

    I still can’t get over how good the bread at Modo Mio is. I could live on it, with their lemon-olive oil and butter spread. Seriously.

  • pipo

    Alma de Cubas (pan de bono)best in the city.

  • Julie

    Le Virtu. Those little cheesy puffs are crazy good.

  • Jonny Rashid

    Doesn’t Zahav offer complimentary hummus and pita at the beginning of their meals, too? I think that is tremendous.

  • Anthony

    Bread Basket Flashback: The Flower Pot Bread at Django. Great stuff.

  • least important person

    the pan de bono at Pasion was better than Alma i miss it
    Chifa’s pan de bono is better than Pasion’s
    the bread was the best thing at Modo Mio such a huge disapointment, very rough service too
    biscuits at Devon are crazy good

  • Andrew

    The breads at Koo Zee Doo do indeed rock.

    A friend described the bread at Modo Mio as managing to be both scorched on the outside and doughy on the inside… and yet, impossible to stop eating.

  • Pete

    awww, Django ;(

  • Megan

    Modo Mio’s bread – at least whatever they were serving a few weeks ago during Sunday dinner – is, by far, the best bread I have had in my life.

  • Christina

    Don’t forget the BYOs! Da Vinci’s across from the fountain on Passyunk has wonderful warm and crusty bread, along with these interesting spreads (think hummus but with other veggies instead of chickpeas).

  • amelia

    forget the bread basket, I want that boy holding the basket. Delish!

    also, those are really good rolls.