Twin Cities: Best Baguettes and Croissant??
is Turtle Bakery the best??
A friend of mine who is a native of France swears that Rustica has the best, most authentic baguettes in the Twin Cities.
816 W 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Rustica for baguettes
Turtle for croissants (rustica over bakes theirs). Turtle has the correct rich butteryness.
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.
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.