Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories

Various bakers

Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories, celebrates L.A. history, heritage, and communities through the lens of bread.

Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories will highlight L.A.’s history of bread making and celebrate some of the innovative, trailblazing, and resilient bread makers who call L.A. home and elevate bread into cultural objects.  

Every bread and bread maker has a multilayered story to tell that is intertwined with culture, history, and community. The delicious complexity of bread made by people in L.A. comes from the fact that this city’s greatest asset is its diversity. Discovering the cultural flavors of bread in L.A. is to venture out into neighborhoods throughout L.A. County and explore the mini-malls, pop-up restaurants, food trucks, and corner bakeries. Bread makers in L.A. lovingly create bread for their communities, but more importantly, many of them recognize that the bread goes beyond nutrition—it builds community. Its universal presence around the world and consumption by people of all varying backgrounds, economic statuses, ethnicities, ages, and religions, creates a universal language—and in the most trying of times, bread brings people together.  

The L.A. bread story is not complete without you! Share your story and follow the carbohydrate fueled stories that let culture bloom—tag us @NHMLA with #KneadedLA.

Explore the appetizing nooks and cultural crannies of L.A. bread!

The more people who know how to bake, the more people will appreciate what goes into it. Maybe they even look at their ancestors differently– with more respect for the humble, domestic abilities to keep your family alive by baking bread.

Karen Hirsch | Apron Strings Community Bakeshop 

The one thing I always cry about and why I love Los Angeles is that the community we serve is not just one community…we serve everybody.

Opportune Akendeu | African Chop Truck 

STAY TUNED! 

All year long we will be sharing stories to help you explore the appetizing nooks and cultural crannies of Los Angeles Bread.  Check out some of the upcoming bakers and breadmakers: 

Abe Sanchez Chia Cafe Collective

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

In November, learn about Chia Cafe Collective member, Abe Sanchez and the work he does to pass down traditional Tongva knowledge on the sustainability of acorn flour.

woman holding bread in hand

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Kym Estrada of San and Wolves Bakeshop shares with us her passion for baking vegan Filipinx bakes goods for the L.A. community this October.

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In November, learn about Chia Cafe Collective member, Abe Sanchez and the work he does to pass down traditional Tongva knowledge on the sustainability of acorn flour.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Kym Estrada of San and Wolves Bakeshop shares with us her passion for baking vegan Filipinx bakes goods for the L.A. community this October.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

SHARE YOUR L.A. BREAD STORIES 

Have you visited an L.A. breadmaker who lovingly connects with their community? We want to hear from you! Join the conversation on social media and tag us @NHMLA with #KneadedLA.