We first stumbled upon Gusto Bread after noticing its long line one weekend, and our lives have been different ever since. This counter-service bakery and cafe specializes in indigenous and Mexican-inspired baked goods made with heirloom blue corn masa and sourdough starter. Their standard menu often sells out by noon, and includes everything from spelt loaves and sesame-crusted flatbread to buttery biscuits and chocolate conchas (plus many other kinds of excellent pan dulce). If you manage to score an early spot in line, make sure to ask one of the “breadtenders” behind the counter to walk you through any specials. If you’re planning a picnic, drop by Gusto’s fridge for cheeses, deli meats, jams, and tinned fish, too.
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