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Favorite store-bought hamburger bun?

I can't seem to find that perfect bun.  What do you guys use and how do you prepare it?  TIA
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    My favorite for burgers is a Thomas's English Muffin, toasted twice.  If you want a good bun, a chewy Kaiser type from Philly, Licio's (actually in NJ), Carangi's or Amoroso's is amazing - fortunately I can get them locally.  For pulled pork, and also for burgers, it's Arnold or Pepperidge Farms Sesame Seed Classic Hamburger rolls.  
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  • rsmith193rsmith193 Posts: 219
    edited August 2013
    My favorite bun is Pretzilla buns. I order them from Pritzilla in Wisconson. Best bun you'll ever taste.

    http://www.pretzilla.com/burgerbuns.html
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  • Toasted Kings Hawaiian!
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  • We get them from fuddruckers.
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  • Damn. Thought I'd get to King's Hawaiian first, but no...

    These are crazy good:

    Cheers
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • I like to take most any fresh roll/bun/bread and grill it with butter and garlic...makes a great sandwich everytime.  I do agree, the bread makes the sandwich.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,522

    If you have a Publix close by, go to their bakery and snag a bunch of the French-bread hamburger buns.

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  • We've recently discovered Big Marty's. They're really good for plain ol' store bought. http://potatorolls.com/products/martins-rolls/big-martys/

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  • We've recently discovered Big Marty's. They're really good for plain ol' store bought. http://potatorolls.com/products/martins-rolls/big-martys/
    +1 Those are the one's we use.  Love those things.
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  • GoatseggGoatsegg Posts: 108
    Martin's Potato Rolls are nice.
    -The Goat
    Marietta, GA
    XL BGE

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,269
    edited August 2013
    Onion Rolls are my go-to for brisket burgers.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Kings Hawaiian are the best,

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 419
    My local HEB bakes their own buns fresh daily...melts in your mouth. Unbelievable with pulled pork. Of course, superb when making hamburgers as long as you are not making huge patties.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • We use ciabatta rolls. Grilled. 
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  • rholtrholt Posts: 368
    Kings Hawaiian. Hands down the best. The sweetness of the bun compliments the savory of the beef and cheese perfectly.
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  • A simple, soft, white bun. Those pretzel buns might have more calories that the hamburger. 
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 748



    We've recently discovered Big Marty's. They're really good for plain ol' store bought.

    http://potatorolls.com/products/martins-rolls/big-martys/

    +1 Those are the one's we use.  Love those things.

    +1. Great for for pulled pork sammie's too.
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  • Oroweat potato buns and Fransisco Crustini rolls are my favorite, ok it's because I deliver them for a living but they are very good for pulled pork or burgers. :D
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 539
    Aviator said:

    If you have a Publix close by, go to their bakery and snag a bunch of the French-bread hamburger buns.

    +1 .. just made some hamburgers today .. these are great toasted!
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,530

    @Hotwingking, judging from what you say, you are on the left coast.

    Where?

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,024
    I just buy plain old whole wheat buns. Usually the store brand. Although, I do enjoy Martin's potato rolls occasionally.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • We make ours now, it's a recipe my wife found on pinterest for 40 minute hamburger buns, even my 5 year old who doesn't like bread likes these, toasts up perfectfly in the toaster the next day.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,959
    edited August 2013
    supermarket makes those 3 foot long french bread sticks, makes great subs and burgers. trick i sometimes do with split top hot dog buns is brush lightly with butter then a light dusting of your favorite rub then toast them up, would be great for a messy burger.
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  • Believe it or not, Sam's has the smaller yeast buns that are great for pulled pork sandwiches. The downside is that you have to buy a bag of 36. They do freeze well. I always use them for any catering gigs that I have.
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  • @jdub58 I am just north of Seattle Wa, I work for Oroweat (14 yrs) my route is in the Kirkland area.
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,530
    Cool, very nice up that way.  I have a cousin in Shoreline.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,611
    +1 on Martins potato rolls.
                                                                        
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  • MattyMcMattyMc Posts: 65
    Martin's for burgers and Big Marty's for pulled chicken/beef/pork.
    Chester County, PA
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  • HibbyHibby Posts: 447
    For me it's my local Kroger bakery onion rolls but they're only OK. This thread gives me many ideas. Pretzilla - OM'gosh
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,267
    Hibby said:

    For me it's my local Kroger bakery onion rolls but they're only OK. This thread gives me many ideas. Pretzilla - OM'gosh

    Costco sells a great pretzel roll as well. I buy a lot of the Kroger white hamburger buns at their bakery cheap fresh and great for burgers or pulled pork etc.
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