Without bread, flour would be so abundant it would coat the entire earth in a fine white powder, causing museum curators to accidentally collect hibernating bears that appeared petrified. Keep flour where it belongs with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of freshly baked breads and more at Great Harvest Bread Co. in South Pasadena.
Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted every day with freshly milled flour ($5–$7 per loaf). The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a seasonal schedule; winter offerings include honey whole wheat and Dakota bread–a baked bundle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and millet. For carb connoisseurs who prefer breaded delights that are easily juggled, Great Harvest bakes a bounty of scones, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bars. Sandwiches such as the louisville chicken salad ($6.75) or the california cobb ($8.25) bring bread and meat together in a tag-team of flavor, while salads, such as the southwest chicken give mouths a crispy vacation from baked goods with fresh greens and tangy vinaigrettes ($7.50). Meanwhile, a practical sourdough soup bowl combines a tasty liquid meal with the finest in edible plateware ($10).
Great Harvest’s devotion to the art of bread making is audible in the early morning, when its on-site mill softly hums as it grinds grain into flour. All the freshly ground flour is used soon after it's milled, so loaves plump superbly in the oven. Each freshly baked bread bundle has been kneaded individually by hand and comes out of the oven with old-timey, fun-to-slice irregularity.
- It's not a frou frou French bakery with baguettes and croissants; rather Great Harvest is a franchise concept (though it's locally-owned) offering freshly baked wheat and white sandwich loaves, baked goods, sandwiches and Peet's coffee. – Eating LA
- Holy Mackerel. So fresh and delicious – some of the best bread I can remember eating in a long time. I was practically bouncing off the walls with anticipation for the sandwiches we ordered. – Actor's Diet
1019 Mission St.
South Pasadena, California 91030Get Directions