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Good baguette

thebelly Oct 12, 2007 01:52 PM

You know what I mean. Where can I get one?

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    Erik M RE: thebelly Oct 12, 2007 02:10 PM

    Fox & Obel
    401 E. Illinois St.

    Medici Bakery
    1331 E. 57th St.

    Bennison's Bakeries
    1000 Davis St.
    Evanston, IL

    (Also available at Pastoral on Broadway)


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      u.of.c. eddie RE: Erik M Oct 18, 2007 01:53 PM

      Mmm... All this talk of baguettes is making me hungry. I should check these places out. Has anyone, by any chance, been to BreadBar in LA?

    2. gmwalker RE: thebelly Oct 12, 2007 05:54 PM

      Best place for any baked goods including baguettes are from Red Hen Bakery in Bucktown / Wicker Park and on Division in Lincoln Park. They are also at the Lincoln Park Farmers Market on Saturdays in the summer. I love the cinnamon scones too.

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        Katherine_84f RE: gmwalker Oct 13, 2007 09:28 AM

        Give Flourish Bakery Cafe a try. I love the ciabatta the best, although the baguettes and sesame seminola are great. In terms of breakfast, the ham and cheese croissants are amazing.

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          thebelly RE: Katherine_84f Oct 16, 2007 08:53 AM

          Thanks for the recommendations, I'll have to give these a try. The bast baguette I've found so far is actually from Stanley's market on North and Elston. I'm not sure who supplies them though.
          thanks again.

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            ljero RE: thebelly Oct 16, 2007 11:00 AM

            Definitely go to Red Hen.

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        aelph RE: thebelly Oct 18, 2007 03:29 PM

        I'm a Red Hen detractor esp. the baguettes. They've never done it for me despite the raves. I do however enjoy Bennison's mentioned at the top. Unfortunately, I've found them hard to come by in the city outside of a limited presence at the farmer's markets(which are about done with anyway).

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          Erik M RE: aelph Oct 18, 2007 03:38 PM

          Like I said above, Bennison's baguettes are available at Pastoral on Broadway. They take delivery of a par-baked product from the bakery each day and finish them off in the shop.

          Anyway, I'm with you on Red Hen's baguette.
          It's an entirely underwhelming product.

          2945 N. Broadway


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            aelph RE: Erik M Oct 18, 2007 04:04 PM


            good to know about Pastoral

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              BRB RE: aelph Oct 18, 2007 08:03 PM

              Pastoral now has a second location (not sure when it opens) at 53 E. Lake in the Loop. pastoralartisan.com

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          deesher RE: thebelly Oct 19, 2007 06:09 AM

          The baguettes at Fox and Obel are far and away the best I've had in Chicago. They are a french style baguette while the offerings at Stanleys are generally Italian. Try one, but eat it ASAP. A good baguette only has about an 8 hour life span.

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