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“Regular stop for best fresh-baked goods, gifts, treats”

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Great Harvest Bread Co.
Ranked #205 of 877 Restaurants in Alexandria
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I have gone here at least once a week for years to pick up amazing fresh bread for home (free sample slices), special gifts, holiday breads, pies, cookies, rolls, routine and holiday complements to any great meal. The place gets better with each visit, the atmosphere is like walking into a holiday kitchen with seats, coffee, tea, free samples, comfortable chairs and benches in which to relax with fresh bread, fresh coffee and the morning paper or to take visitors with or without small children. Excellent baked goods in a home atmosphere. Amazing place, my first and last stop on good days and not-so-much.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Great Harvest in Alexandria rocks! Always fresh bread and sweets. Check website for hours and daily and monthly specials. Best whole wheat bread, ever. Buy 12 loaves (any type) and 13th loaf is free. You know the folks there are proud of their products and take great care in preparing on site what they sell. Check out the free samples.

Let me just say, first, what a joy it is to visit this store. The smell of the bakery starts one's salivary glands flowing and all of the days product on the racks get one's stomach growling for all the great tastes laid out before it.

The sourdough bread I got today is *the*best*ever"! Great texture, mouth-watering aroma, and marvelous sour flavor. All signs of a mature starter. I like Great Harvest Alexandria's version much better than the dark, chared, sometimes burnt tasting stuff that San Franciscans seem to all rave about. Besides, that hard crust from the West coast hurts to bite into! The light-colored chewy crust and dense texture reminds me of my Grandmother's sourdough bread, biscuits, cobblers, and pancakes. In the late 1970's she was still using a starter that dated back to 1843. The loaf we got today at Great Harvest Alexandra was perfect for toasting, which really brings out its aroma and flavor. We had it with a robust Greek olive oil, fresh mozzarella, basil and Campari coctail tomatoes. The perfect combination for your wonderfully flavored sour dough bread. Thank you, Great Harvest, Alexandia for taking such pride In your product.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Love the tasting table. We are always greeted with the offer to try a sample of a number of different fresh baked treats. The sour dough bread is the best in the area. The only problem is that it’s baked goods are just too good! I cannot eat grocery store bread any more.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This tiny little place in an old strip mall is worth the trip. We fell in love with their biscuit, but then were treated to free samples of the breads they were selling that day, couple with jellies, jams and butters they sell in the store. Everything we tried was delicious. In addition to the biscotti, I brought home a loaf of pesto parmesan bread, which needed no condiments to make the perfect turkey sandwich. Out of biscotti, I returned a few days letter to try the breads of the day and ended up going home with a pumpkin chocolate chip. If only I lived in Alexandria and not in Arizona!

Thank az-dcSisters
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

They specialize in soft yeast breads and imaginative combos. Apple scrapple (like Apple pie, doesn't have Philly type of meat scrapple) and cinnamon are great for breakfast or in bread pudding. Excellent cookies (choc chip, oatmeal raisin, molasses and lemon) and scones that taste of butter and all the good ingredients they use. Did I mention they give samples?

Thank Kathleen H
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