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Fred's Bakery & Deli Inc

Culver City

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Fred's Bakery & Deli Inc

Culver City

(64)

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N
7 November 2019

No wait,parkingby he meter in front, good rye bread

E
7 October 2019

As someone who has had a tuna sandwich and Ryebread at virtually every major deli in Los Angeles, I consider myself something of an expert on both. I have been driving by Fred's bakery and deli for five years and Have only stopped by once or twice before.  Today, I was in a rush and stopped by to pick up a tuna on Rye.  It may be one of the best tuna on rye sandwiches I have ever had in Los Angeles.  Certainly their Rye bread is the best I've had in LA.  Los Angeles Magazine - are you listening?If you enjoy a good deli rye, stop what you're doing, go to Fred's bakery and deli, and try their rye bread.  It comes right from deli heaven. More...

A
29 September 2019

I called this place at 4 PM on the first night of Rosh Hashanah looking for challah, which all you Jews out there know is more than a little late. They answered, but said they were already closed (of course). However, the guy on the phone was so nice and told me that if I drove over right away, he'd wait for me. Maybe it's the New Yorker in me, but customer service/kindness like that always surprises me and makes my day. I drove right over and two beautiful round challahs were waiting for me. And they look amazing! I'll definitely be back. More...

S
21 August 2019

Best breakfast/lunch place !! Especially good for catering to a big group of people. They delivered everything on time and everything was delicious! ! They can also make custom-made cakes which is awesome !! More...

K
4 August 2019

Great bagels and croissants. Will definitely be trying the babka next time. Can't wait to go back! The lovely folks serving the guests (presumably the owners) were extremely helpful, attentive, and kind.

A
18 July 2019

First time here and OMG! The chocolate danish are AWESOME! We lucked out and got some just as they came out of the oven. So delicious and so good. We also picked up some rugelach to take home. The owner was really nice and friendly. Definitely coming back More...

K
12 July 2019

The best Rugelach in the entire city. Been coming here for over 20 years. Make it point to pick some up every opportunity possible. All of the pastries and baked goods are bar none!!! More...

D
10 July 2019

Found this place again after many many years of not going there.They seem to have spruced up the place--it looks very nice, clean and bright and well attired. I think this establishment has become a kosher place.It appears that there may be new owners perhaps -maybe french.So they primarily have bakery goods.We ordered a variety of items all of which seemed to have been baked that same day.The people running the place were very helpful and seemed toknow their products well.They asked if I prefer a box or bag for all my take out items which was a very nice thought and touch.We had the different items over the course of the next few days and they still seemed fresh and tasty.I would highly recommend this place and I think you will like the very good selection and the cleanliness.I believe they also have outdoor seating if you woul like to go there and relax and have your treats right there on the spot.The coffee also seemed to smell excellent even though we did not partake.  Treat yourself and or a guest to this special establishment.Have fun !!!!!! More...

A
7 July 2019

The menu isn't huge but it's efficient with some unique items for the type of place.  Bakery items are delicious. A kosher place in South Robertson with parve AND dairy baked goods? !? With all the empty storefronts in the business, We really need this place, Please visit and support. More...

R
13 May 2019

Only been here once, had a unique pastry.  Ordered something I haven't had before, a poppy seed hamentaschen. Not overly sweet, and I like the actual pastry component. Service was good.  Coffee was fine, out of a thermos. More...

R
3 May 2019

Words cannot describe how happy I am to see Fred's under Avi's ownership. My wife and I (and many of our friends) remember the original Fred's. After some lack luster (prior owner) changes, Avi is now in charge  - and boy, what a blessing! EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS! Do yourself a favor - run don't walk to Fred's...and if you've found that they're out of ribbon cookies- it's probably because you got there after I did. Thanks, Avi!! More...

M
13 March 2019

This bakery has been a blessing to go to for many years when I was growing up and going to school at Hamilton High. I literally picked up my cheese bagel breakfast here just about every morning as a high schooler. After moving away in 1987, I did not get a chance to come back to the bakery until last year... the bakery has changed ownership, but the same flavors and baked goods are still available. I introduced my sister to this bakery last month and she's hooked on them now too. What to order?! Well, my main staple is the cheese bagels and Almond horn... Those two baked goods are not duplicated anywhere... and I look for these two specific items every time I'm at a bake shop.The shop is updated and looks like a little cafe. Grab a bagel with cream cheese and lox with capers... that's my fave. I also now order their Chai latte... truly the best IMO. The owner, Avi, is a great guy who's always smiling and accommodating.Definitely worth my time going out of the way to eat my bagel and pick up my stash of baked goodies to haul all the way to Phoenix. More...

G
11 March 2019

Fred's Bakery has been around for years and is a staple in the neighborhood for good reason. Everything here is made to perfection, fresh, and never disappoints. The bagels are amazing; the cheese ones are to die for! All the baked goods and pastries are delicious; my absolute favorite being the Almond Chocolate Horns. It's seventh heaven to my tastebuds! Also, I just have to note that I'm not a fan of anything 'Chai' but Fred's Chai Latte will change any nonbeliever into a fan. I can't come here and not get one. It's downright addictive! I drive all the way from Arizona, just for Fred's Bakery and Avi's (the owner) service with a smile! I kid you not, Fred's is the real deal and totally worth the drive! It's that good. More...

S
24 February 2019

The rye bread was much better than any of the other kosher options in town. It was fresh which is something I am not used to. I would hope that they consider expanding their breakfast offerings. I see a lot of potential here considering LA does not have a viable kosher breakfast place with decent breakfast options. I'll keep coming in for the rye and hope one day to see a proper breakfast menu. More...

D
4 February 2019

I went to check this place out for the first time. Like many other nearby bakeries I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I was pleasantly surprised. The guy that worked there (not sure if he was the owner) was patient and kind but the baked goods were amazing. Got a babka which was good and the challahs were phenomenal!!! My husband was very impressed and it was nice to find a place that makes challahs that are just as good as homemade ones. I was talking to the guy about my kids and he gave me two cookies to take to them which he didn't have to do but he went out of his way. Great customer service, great food. More...

L
22 January 2019

Fresh and delicious bagels & croissants. Very friendly and attentive. Opens early, perfect for yummy breakfast. Easy street parking. Order the J Lox, won't regret it!

J
20 January 2019

This is where Langers gets their rye bread from. Need I say more?

B
31 December 2018

Hi, been there once on a Monday. Got 5 different baked goods: chocolate croissant, almond croissant, black & white cookie, kalachis and apricot croissant. Everything was very, very fresh, light and tasty. However, most were too light weight too me. Could have been 1/3 to 1/2 more the weight I feel.Chocolate croissant was really great: perfect "molten crunch", like caramelized. My favorite of all 5.Almond croissant dough was amazing but the "amandine" in it was WAY too little (thin & smaller than an index finger size on each end) vs. Eilat bakery's. More almonds on top would be appreciated.B&W cookie I am not an expert but my wife said it was very good (black part was too sweet to me and B&W glaze was too thin to me).Kalachis was my first-time and was delicious, unique and way heavier than all the other 4 (thus a better deal in my opinion).Apricot croissant was made with non-canned fruit. Dough was great too but I regret the filling used is jam rather than custard or the like, which is more traditional.Overall, very good quality, the job of a pro or, I would dare, a bakery artist. I feel pricing, even for Kosher, is a bit on the high for the weight of these items, at 3.29 to 3.49 a piece. In my opinion, could be 50c lower.Looking forward to tasting more of their products though... More...

J
28 November 2018

I have only tried the rugelach, but OMG is it amazing.  When your teeth touch the outside of this delicious pastry you sense the perfectly cooked slightly crispy exterior.  As they continue their journey into this little morsel of heaven, you are greeted by soft dough interlaced with just the right amount of chocolate that makes your mouth yearn for more.  You force yourself to chew slowly to make sure each one of your tastebuds can share equally in the joy of this delectable treat.  You then ask yourself, "Why have I wasted my time eating rugelach from other places?"The owner is a delight and is justifiably proud of his offerings.  I look forward to trying other freshly baked goods in this magical place. More...

J
2 September 2018

Amazing chocolate babka! I learned about this place when a friend brought some babka to my home a couple months ago. I've been to Fred's 6 times since to enjoy the babka, and even branched out to the kalachis, rugelach, and chocolate cigars. Delicious!

C
1 September 2018

Really delicious pastries, good prices, and the nicest baker/owner! So happy to have found another fantastic kosher bakery in the area. Will definitely be back!

Y
3 May 2018

The most delicious bakery! Yummy and very fresh pastries including challahs! My favorite is the croissants. They are so soft and crispy! Their prices are super fair too.

F
22 April 2018

I hesitate to spread the word about Fred's Bakery & Deli lest it become a phenomenon but I can't help myself. This is the real deal folks! The rugelach is outstanding as are all the pastries, coffee and sandwiches. I come in the mornings for the breakfast croissant sandwiches, which are always prepared with farm fresh ingredients. I have tried most of the items on the menu and every single one was made with care. Avi, the proprietor, has turned what was once a poor excuse for a bakery into a real neighborhood gem. More...

D
28 March 2018

I remember coming to this bakery back in the 1980s.The high school I attended was less than 3 minutes away. I enjoyed this bakery then and I still do...now.

K
12 March 2018

I've been visiting Fred's for over 30 years! My grandmother used to take me there all the time and now I take my daughter. She loves the sprinkle cookies, my mom loves the rye bread and I can't get enough of the chocolate danish, chocolate log cake and chocolate rugulas! The owners are kind and caring. It really is as good as it gets. More...

S
3 March 2018

Best bakery on the west coast. I have to stop here every time I'm in LA and don't leave with a spending a good amount of cash. The pastries are fresh, unique and out of this world good. The sandwiches are tasty and make a great on the go lunch. There is nothing in the cases that will disappoint. More...

T
21 January 2018

The owner is such a nice person the place is every clean I live around the block and just great way to get coffee if I am on the run I will come back again

A
10 December 2017

Great baked goods and really nice people. We love picking up sweets from here for the kids.

R
8 December 2017

Wonderful food, probably the best tuna panini I've had in long Time, everything was fresh, delicious baked goods and you get a free cookie.  I'LL BE BACK !!!

P
14 November 2017

The folks at Fred's are always super friendly. That's great and all, but HAVE YOU TRIED THEIR RUGELACH?!?! These are hands-down the greatest rugelach around. They have the perfect ratio of choclate to dough and are oh-so-tender to bite into. More...

D
18 October 2017

This bakery is the best I have ever tasted. The people that work there are always so nice This is a bakery everyone should try fabulous delicious wonderful

M
30 August 2017

Fantastic bakery! Small interior by most standards, but the food/recipes were great! The new-ish owner told me that they make everything from scratch! My thoughts on some of the food options: Bagels: Though not specifically a "bagel place," they have a small assortment of incredible bagels! I highly recommend the Onion/Garlic/Cheddar. They're fluffy and large, as opposed to most LA places that serve small, dense bagels. The bagels toast well and taste great with cream cheese (at the Bakery or at home)!Black & White Cookie: Now my favorite B&W on the Westside. They're made fresh, but are kept preserved in individual plastic bags. The cookie itself was the perfect softness. Good chocolate and good vanilla (which is uncommon). At first I thought there wasn't enough frosting, but I was wrong. I was able to eat the entire cookie and not feel bloated or go on a sugar rush.Chocolate danish: Also very good! It's like a giant chocolate Rugelach, which they have small ones of. Powdered sugar on the outside, airy middle, and chocolate all throughout.  Hamantaschen: They have the "normal" flavors, like cherry, apricot, prune, and poppy seed, but I'd like to seem them try an original flavor every new and again. Perhaps blueberry or strawberry, or a mix of two things.Mini sprinkled cookies: they don't look super impressive, but they taste great, and aren't overly-buttery or overly-sugary. More...

N
21 July 2017

Fred's recently changed hands and I worried it would no longer be my "go to" bakery. Fortunately the new owners are great -- they've already upgraded the dining area and display. The cookies, pastures and florentines are the same, there's a nice selection of bagels, and a new olive challah is wonderful!! In fact I have been recommending the challah and bread to many other people in our neighborhood. More...

S
20 June 2017

This is thee neighborhood place..lox, bagels and yummy cakes, cookies, cupcakes..soon to be hopefully breakfast....Thanks Avi for great bagels this AM and welcome to the hood.

D
2 June 2017

Absolutely the BEST bagels you've ever had!  I tried their Rugalach today - DELICIOUS!Avi couldn't be more helpful or more kind.  Don't miss this bakery!  You won't be disappointed. More...

N
9 February 2017

I've been shopping at Fred's for 59 years!  The breads are good, the onion rolls excellent, the pastries outstanding, the service pleasant and efficient, and the cinnamon buns are the best anyplace if you have raisin lovers in your family.

M
30 January 2017

My 93 year old dad lives close to Fred's Bakery, been coming here for years I Like to stop by and get bread, bagels, cookies, pastry's before going to dads. The place changed hands a while back and I must say the new owner is great (kind and very polite a nice man) and so are the bakery goods.  Me and my dad stopped by for lunch today had great sandwiches and bought a ton of bakery goods.Bon appetit. More...

M
25 August 2016

What a refreshing discovery soon after moving into the neighborhood. Enjoyed a pastrami sandwich with homemade potato salad and pickle, a coffee, and a German pastry along with charming and insightful conversation from manager Avi. This place has not morphed into a hipster coffee shop since its inception after WWII. Essentially, you get deli food and old-fashioned German pastries (now offering French as well), along with personal attention, and no unemployed screenwriters hogging tables. Lovely. More...

J
27 March 2016

I needed to find some "dessert" to bring to a friend's house for dinner. Fred's is nearby and had great reviews here. I'd never stopped in before. But got about a pound of cookies - ruggelah, hamantaschen, and a few other things that I have no idea what they are called - probably a little more than two dozen mixed cookies in the box for about $13. Seemed reasonable, and the woman behind the counter gave me one small cookie for kicks. yay. Everyone at the dinner party - including me - thought the cookies were terrific, which says a lot because this is a crowd that won't eat dessert if it's not "worth it"! Thumbs up for Fred's! More...

S
1 February 2016

Excellent baked goods! The rugulah are the best I have ever tasted! The chocolate croissants are very good too, in fact I haven't tasted anything that I didn't like. New owners have really made a difference. I stop almost daily on my way to work, and I would recommend you do too!! More...

J
24 December 2015

I came by here to get some cookies and stuff for Christmas and they were extremely helpful.  The gentleman working was very kind.  I didn't eat any of the baked goods but it all looked really good!!  Service was excellent!  I would come back and try their stuff! More...

A
18 December 2015

I attended a music recital last weekend and tasted the most delicious pastries!  They were so good that I actually snuck back and pocketed three more when no one was looking.  I had to ask the hostess where she'd procured the delectable, authentically European delights.  It's this great, long-time Culver City-adjacent establishment...Fred's Bakery and Deli.  The original "Fred" escaped World War 2 Germany.  He blessed us with his authentic German recipes.  I purchased my own selection of cookies for a Christmas party and can't wait to go back for pretzel-olive challah!! More...

M
3 October 2015

Best bread you can find in LA.  Oh and their pastries are so delicious. The rughgaloughs ( can't spell to save my life but they will know what I'm talking about) are delicious. They have them in raspberry and chocolate. The people that work her are nice as well. More...

M
28 September 2015

I love this place. I've been coming here for years now and I can't say anything negative about Fred's! Very nice people there, Rashida is my girl lol definitely give this place a try!

Y
30 August 2015

The multi  grain bread is the best in  town,  I love the bagels, they have the best cheese bagle and the best multi  grain bagle. I can wait to wait to get the sticky buns,  I love this place, More...

Q
4 July 2015

This place is an LA establishment. My husband introduced me to Fred's a few years ago when we needed a bunch of bagels for a family brunch. He told me they make the best bagels he's ever had and he's been going there since he was a child, almost 30 years. Oh my goodness... I don't know what they do to these bagels, but they're perfect!  After I toasted my cheese and onion bagel, I smeared on my cream cheese and quickly drifted off into heaven. The outside was crisp with that little bit of fried cheese and the inside was warm, soft and chewy. I've had cheese bagels and bialis but this was something else!  Everyone was raving about the bagels at the brunch. I was trying to eat healthy at that time and I threw caution to the wind and ate a second bagel!! Also super delicious at Fred's, the Marble Rye Bread, rugelach cookies (I usually get a couple dozen because they vanish quickly) and the Chocolate Babka. The decor is simple and modest. My husband says it hasn't changed in the 30 years that he's been going. It's located right on a busy section of Robertson but parking is always easy. More...

L
31 May 2015

Live in the area and walked by a ton before coming in today. Doesn't look like much from the outside but when you take a look at the counter it's packed with a ton of different types of goodies. One thing I love is that they do not skimp on the good stuff. The chocolate croissant had a ton of chocolate in it and the cinnamon bun had a ton of raisins in it. This isn't the best bakery I've ever but Its solid. It's been around for 65 plus years in the same location and their quality is excellent. The lady working there that I meet on Sunday has been there for 20 years and is so nice! More...

D
15 March 2015

We went into Fred's a few weeks ago out of the blue because we were taking my grandma out for lunch. Turns out we arrived while the new owner was repainting the place and the deli wasn't quite fully operational yet. Still, the owner very kindly made us sandwiches despite the fact that it was difficult for him and listened to my Mom's tales of coming her with her family back in the day. Then, I dropped half of my grandmother's sandwich as I was putting in a doggie bag. The owner then made her a new half of a sandwich and gave us some rugelach to enjoy. We were so touched. It was just a wonderful experience all around. More...

D
16 December 2014

Best place to come and get your French rolls or bagels very delicious!!! I also recommend the chocolate covered almond horns !

K
24 May 2014

So nice to have been treated well after having been ignored at Isola down the street. A nice, quiet place to have a top-notch poppy Hamentasch while sitting and getting wifi. Good peaceful place to be if you have an hour to kill in the area. More...

S
3 March 2014

great selection ..a fan for long time...not the original owners..but there courtesy and have good selection and its fresh. ..highly recommend..usually can get street parking...maybe metered ..if not park on side street in nice daylight time.. More...

M
24 December 2013

I grew up in the neighborhood and Fred's was the only deli and bakery we went to forall our breads and cakes, etc.  Now, many years later, having moved out of the neighborhood I still go back for their famous French coffee cake.  After the owner died, the recipe never changed and every year it holds a place of honor on my Christmas table. More...

P
11 November 2013

This place bakes the bread for Langer's. Since the 70's. If you want a delicious no-frills pastrami, this is the place.Their bakery though--rugolach, pumpkin pies, brownies, everything I've tried is outstanding.

L
22 June 2013

Raisin rugelach!!!!Just a great, plain little Jewish bakery. Cheap as sin. I also love getting some tuna salad & a bag of Doritos & dipping them. Their sandwiches are large, no comparison to Subway & those other places and just as cheap. Some Korean owners purchased it about 2 yrs ago but they kept the same staff so no difference in quality. More...

B
16 July 2012

Have been coming here for 30 years. By far the best mandel bread in LA. Indian lady is a gem. Nicest human being.

J
7 May 2012

DELICIOUS breads, their black and white cookies are a MUST to try... at least once... 5 STARS!!

R
12 November 2011

In business for over 60 years, this bakery is a quiet gem offering a great selection of baked goods. My favorite are the chocolate rugalas,

L
4 May 2011

For a Black and White cookie and a cheese bagel and cream cheese, no one does it better!!!I've been going here since I was a kid. Old school and pretty amazing. Try the bran cookies if you want a half healthy treat. More...

D
11 March 2011

HEY RANDOMGIRL WE ARE WONDERING WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN WHITE AND YELOW CAKE ALL I KNOW IS THAT PLACE IS THE $HIZZLE THEY HAVE THE BEST BLACK & WHITE COOKIES WE DRIVE 1 1/2 HRS JUST TO HAVE SOME WE ARE JUST WONDERING WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS THANK YOU

M
25 November 2010

i had never heard of or seen this place before yesterday, when my mom made a u-turn on robertson and said, "they have the best chocolate babka in la, let's get one! "i hopped in while she waited in the car.  fred's is a small bakery with little to no decor.  there are a few teeny round tables and chairs to dine in.  i definitely brought the average customer age down my a good 30 years when i stepped in.  i got a chocolate babka, and asked for one rugelach cookie and one florentine cookie to snack on.  the lady gave me the cookies for free ("happy thanksgiving"), which was sweet.  the chocolate babka (10.99) weighs about 8 pounds and is delicious.  the combination of streusel-crumbs, chocolate, and bready goodness is delicious.  we've been eating way too much of it, especially for thanksgiving week! More...

J
15 November 2010

a hidden treasure!  old-school family-owned and operated jewish bakery and deli.

R
12 August 2010

Wonderful baked bread and bagels as well as cookies and cakes.  Old-school and simple mom & pop bakery.  Open early and usually fully stocked even before 7AM.  They tell me that they have a night crew to bake the goodies all night starting at 11PM! More...

S
23 April 2009

4.5 stars and yay for being first!I love this place! The sandwiches are awesome, fresh deli and fresh produce. The baked good's are all very good at reasonable prices, around 6-7 dollars a sandwich.   I prefer this place over the Dolce Isola.Also, if you call in advance they'll make your sandwich ahead of time so you don't have to wait. More...

E
17 December 2004

Fred's has some of the greatest treats in town. They specialize in Jewish pastries and bake amazing bread- they are famous for their egg and rye. Their chocolate cake is my all time favorite!! The Deli is fabulous also. Stop by if you're on the west side of town. More...