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Twin Cities: Best Baguettes and Croissant??

MarkG Sep 12, 2007 01:44 PM

is Turtle Bakery the best??

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    St Paul Susie RE: MarkG Sep 12, 2007 01:52 PM

    recent thread


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

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      StPauliGirl RE: MarkG Sep 12, 2007 02:19 PM

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

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

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        KTFoley RE: MarkG Sep 12, 2007 03:11 PM

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

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          soupkitten RE: KTFoley Sep 12, 2007 05:48 PM

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

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          stpaulbreadman RE: MarkG Sep 13, 2007 05:32 PM

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

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            KTFoley RE: MarkG Sep 16, 2007 11:41 AM

            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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              KTFoley RE: KTFoley Sep 16, 2007 11:47 AM

              Adding a link.

              May Day Cafe
              3440 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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                slowfoodgrrl RE: KTFoley Sep 17, 2007 07:21 AM

                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.

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                Mplsfoodie RE: MarkG Dec 25, 2011 09:06 PM

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

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                  sandylc RE: Mplsfoodie Dec 29, 2011 08:29 PM

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

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                    sandylc RE: Mplsfoodie Dec 29, 2011 08:30 PM

                    Oops. As the thread states above!

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