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Twin Cities: Best Baguettes and Croissant??

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MarkG Sep 12, 2007 01:44 PM

is Turtle Bakery the best??

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    Mplsfoodie Dec 25, 2011 09:06 PM

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

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      sandylc 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 Dec 29, 2011 08:30 PM

        Oops. As the thread states above!

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        KTFoley 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 Sep 16, 2007 11:47 AM

          Adding a link.

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          May Day Cafe
          3440 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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            slowfoodgrrl 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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            stpaulbreadman 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 Sep 12, 2007 03:11 PM

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

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                soupkitten Sep 12, 2007 05:48 PM

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

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                StPauliGirl 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.

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

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                  St Paul Susie Sep 12, 2007 01:52 PM

                  recent thread

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428187

                  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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