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Dec 5, 2006 01:47 PM

Montpelier baguettes?

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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  1. 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

      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.

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

      1. 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. What about Hunger Mountain Coop, ( 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.

          1. 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

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

              1. re: jkent

                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

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