Place To Buy Bread

Panera
Multiple locations; www.panerabread.com

Panera, a national chain with eight bakery cafes in the Sacramento region, has a simple mission: a loaf of bread in every arm. The company’s bakers make their breads by hand, working through the night so that the stores are filled with the pleasing aroma of freshly baked bread every morning. The artisan and specialty loaves for sale include stone-milled rye, whole grain, sourdough, French, tomato basil, cinnamon raisin, sunflower, plus focaccia and ciabatta. Panera also makes pastries and bagels, and the cafe side of the operation serves up sandwiches, soups and salads. Throw in free wi-fi—what more can you ask for?