Where To Find: Auckland's Best Bread
A toast to all the lovely loaves across town, from buttery brioche to slices of seeded goodness
Everything at Daily Bread is prepared with the utmost care, including their breads, made with a 600-year-old sourdough starter. It's owned by the team behind Orphans Kitchen and is in line with the impeccable ethics they've become known for: Their flour is locally grown, their yeast natural, their coffee organic, plus there's a strong focus on minimising waste.
Where: 1210 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier Contact: 09 217 3673 Visit: Dailybread.co.nz
If you're brunching at home this weekend, swing by Pasture and pick up a loaf of their sourdough, which is made with just three ingredients and local grains. Viva writer Rosie Herdman is a fan and highly recommends serving it with a poached egg, hot smoked salmon and watercress on the side with a drizzle of good olive oil.
Where: 235 Parnell Rd, Parnell Contact: 09 300 5077 Visit: Pastureakl.com
La Voie Francais
Say bonjour to this French-style bakery which sells delicious bread, both by the loaf and turned into amazing fresh sandwiches and filled baguettes. There are lines out the door of La Voie Francais most weekends and it's hard not to leave without one of their amazing canalés which sit on the counter.
Where: 875 Dominion Rd, Mount Roskill Contact: 09 620 5947 Visit: Facebook.com/LVfrancais
Bread and Butter Bakery
It might be time to try one of Bread and Butter's brand new organic quinoa sourdough loaves, if you haven't already. Specialising in traditional European baking, Bread and Butter have a wide selection of fresh loaves on offer, no matter what the occasion.
Where: 34 Westmoreland St West, Grey Lynn Contact: 09 378 9111 Visit: Breadandbutter.nz
With a few stores across Auckland and a supplier to dozens of cafes, Wild Wheat's artisan loaves are feeding hundreds of people across the city each week. Pick from the likes of brioche, focaccia, bagels and buns and be sure to ask about their special loaf of the month.
Where: 813 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden Contact: 09 577 5164 Visit: Wildwheat.co.nz
The Midnight Baker
You won't find any fluffy white loaves at The Midnight Baker, but this is the perfect spot for those who can't have gluten, grains, sugar, nuts or dairy. Their loaves are full of seeds and are served with delicious sweet and savoury toppings at their vegan cafe.
Where: 218 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden Contact: 09 623 3163 Visit: Themidnightbaker.co.nz
Pick up a loaf made by Olaf and you'll want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Olaf's send their bread to plenty of Auckland's top restaurants and it's not hard to see why they love their delicious creations, which are inspired by Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland and more.
Where: 1 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden Contact: 09 638 7593 Visit: Olafs.co.nz