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Montpelier baguettes?

jkent Dec 5, 2006 01:47 PM

Can anyone recommend a place to get good fresh baguettes in the Montpelier VT area on a Saturday morning? I will actually be in East Montpelier, but will travel to Montpelier or Barre.

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    Injun Joe Dec 5, 2006 07:55 PM

    Yep, there is a huge bread selection at the Hunger Mountain Coop from several artisan breadmakers. To get to the Coop, turn at Sarduccis and head down Stone Cutters Way. You can't miss it!

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    1. re: Injun Joe
      jkent Dec 5, 2006 11:04 PM

      Thanks, all. I will go to Hunger Mountain Coop.

      1. re: jkent
        alaughingdog Dec 5, 2006 11:21 PM

        I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but the Red Hen seeded baguettes are awesome -- for another day. Their plain baguettes are also excellent, delivered fresh daily to the Coop.

        1. re: alaughingdog
          jkent Dec 10, 2006 09:30 PM

          We got the Red Hen plain baguettes from the coop and were very happy with them. The banh mi were great. Thanks.

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      tartetatin Dec 5, 2006 06:11 PM

      What about Hunger Mountain Coop, (www.hungermountain.com) on Stone Cutter's Way. I haven't been there for a few years, but it should still be there. I think they have a good selection of breads, including baguette.

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        GG Mora Dec 5, 2006 05:58 PM

        Also, Alichante (sp?) and King Arthur baguettes are very good if you can find them. I know both are available at the Lebanon Co-op, but that's quite a bit farther afield.

        1. TonyO Dec 5, 2006 03:27 PM

          If the gorcery stores carry Red Hen (Shaw's) or Stewart's (Hannaford), both are good.

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            Jayne in VT Dec 5, 2006 03:10 PM

            I can't think of anywhere to get *good* baguettes. Do they have to be baguettes? Gesine's have fantastic croissants (almost French!) on Elm Street...

            For lunch a good alternative to baguettes is Uncle Mike's deli on State St for freshly made wraps.

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            1. re: Jayne in VT
              jkent Dec 5, 2006 05:21 PM

              Thanks for the alternative suggestions, but yes, I am specifically looking for baguettes, to use for banh mi. Actually, the authentic Vietnamese banh mi are made with some rice flour, but regular French-style baguettes is the closest I expected to be able to get.

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