Sunday, March 21, 2010

Leidenheimer's Bread - Toast of New Orleans

G. H. Leidenheimer Baking Company
1501 Simon Bolivar Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

By Jane Feehan

Antoine’s, Commander’s Palace, Redfish Grill each have something in common with Johnny’s Po-Boys, Gumbo Shop, Parkway Bakery and many more restaurants in New Orleans: Leidenheimer’s bread.

Whether it’s delivered to the table in a bread basket or served as the edible envelope of a po-boy or muffaletta sandwich, Leidenheimer’s delicious bread plays an important role in the New Orleans food scene. G.H. Leidenheimer came from Germany to New Orleans and opened a bakery in 1896. Today, the company is a major supplier of bread to the city’s most popular restaurants, thus helping to define Crescent City cuisine.

Leidenheimer’s doesn’t sell retail but if you have a need for a minimum of 10 French bread loaves, they’ll sell it to you from their bakery on Simon Bolivar Avenue.©2010 Jane Feehan All rights reserved.

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