On West 10th close to Safeway and UBC, the Pane e Formaggio bakery/deli has become one our favourite places to buy Italian bread and pannini
Less than a year old, the room is a cozy, comfortable and very attractive place to browse for Italian breads, cheeses, meats,sandwiches and other Italian goods like pasta, canned tomatoes, etc. as well as to linger over a coffee and a pastry or sandwich (if you are lucky enough to get one of the few tables!).
At $2.95, their Tuscan bread is our current favourite Tuscan bread in the city. A perfect platform for Italian cheeses and meats! The next best thing to being in Tuscany.
At $5.95, the pecan and fig bread is a bargain. It serves as a sweet and delicious counterpoint to strongly flavoured cheeses like blue cheese or goat cheese.
You will not be disappointed by these breads. Both are highly recommended!
Lastly their sandwiches are delicious. We've tried their caprese and their Italian Picnic which start from $5.95. Wonderful!
All in all a great place to buy Italian bread and sandwiches on the west side of the city. And if you need Italian supplies and can't be bothered to make the hike to East Van, you can also pick up what you need here!
Pane e Formaggio, 4532 West 10th Avenue, 604.224.163