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.