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Twin Cities: Best Baguettes and Croissant??

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is Turtle Bakery the best??

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    I have a fairly easy time finding better than decent baguettes in variety of spots. haven't been to Turtle bread in eons....

    1. A friend of mine who is a native of France swears that Rustica has the best, most authentic baguettes in the Twin Cities.

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      Rustica Bakery
      816 W 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419

      1. I prefer Rustica for baguettes and Franklin St. Bakery for croissants.

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        1. re: KTFoley

          adding myself to the congregation of the all-exalted rustica baguette

        2. Rustica for baguettes
          Turtle for croissants (rustica over bakes theirs). Turtle has the correct rich butteryness.

          1. I finally got over to the MayDay Cafe early enough this morning to have one of their croissant. Oh, wow, they are goooood! Flakey, tender, just the perfect blend of butter and air. There might even be a tad too much butter, except that there's no such thing.

            I tried only the plain version, although they were also making a almond-filled version that was equally tempting.

            These are officially my new favorites.

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            1. re: KTFoley

              Adding a link.

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              May Day Cafe
              3440 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

              1. re: KTFoley

                I tried these last week for the first time, too, both plain and almond. I agree that the plain are delicious. The almond are just lovely -- not the weight of a football and overfilled with syrupy ground nuts or caked in powdered sugar like so many almond croissants around. They are buttery, light, and pleasantly nutty and sweet... subtle even. I'm sold. Now if only I could avoid getting most of the very reasonable amount of powdered sugar on my laptop.

              2. What about Franklin Street Bakery? Anyone have any best baguette recommendations for Minneapolis?

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                1. re: Mplsfoodie

                  Franklin Street puts things in their baked goods that shouldn't be there. Rustica makes a mean baguette.

                  1. re: Mplsfoodie

                    Oops. As the thread states above!