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best baguette - Ny magazine - Almondine

wurstle Oct 16, 2006 02:54 PM

Ny Magazine this week interviews Steven L. Kaplan, whom they call the world's preeminent French-bread scholar, and asks him to rate 13 baguettes in NYC.


His top 6 in order of preference:

85 Water St., nr. Dock St., Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-797-5026
SCORE: 14.65

2.Pain d'Avignon
Available at Corrado Bread & Pastry at Grand Central Market; 212-599-4321
SCORE: 12.80

3.Amy's Bread
672 Ninth Ave., nr. 47th St.; 212-977-2670; and other Manhattan locations
SCORE: 11.15

4.Balthazar Bakery
80 Spring St., at Crosby St.; 212-965-1785
SCORE: 10.95

5.Le Pain Quotidien
Locations citywide
SCORE: 8.80

6.Sullivan St. Bakery
533 W. 47th St., nr. Tenth Ave;. 212-265-5580
SCORE: 8.60