Who has not heard of Barrio Bread? Everyone has written about them, including the New York Times. But have you tasted their bread? Barrio Bread is one of the bakeries that has helped make Tucson truly a City of Gastronomy. After a decade, I have finally gotten my first taste of this wonderful staple and decided to write about this myself, in case you have not heard.
Last week, one of my neighbors told me she was going to Barrio Bread and did I want any. I jumped at the chance. I am glad I did. The loaves are not cheap but they are the size of two loaves at a supermarket.
WHEN YOU GO: There is a daily menu. Choose what you want to buy, go there. Currently, you will wait outside, leaving a safe distance between you and other customers. Someone will come to you and take your order. These measures are to keep everyone safe.
Barrio Bread has online classes in making their bread. Start with the Pizza Crust video. It is FREE. Other courses have a half-price offer for now. Use FLATTENTHECURVE for your discount.
They sell heritage flours and sourdough starter if you want to give it a try. Another neighbor of mine took the actual class from the owner Don Guerra, a semi-finalist for the 2020 James Beard Award.