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Iggy's Bakery Store, rediscovered

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mangotango Jun 26, 2008 01:25 PM

I just rediscovered the goodies at Iggy's Bakery Store in Alewife-- yum, caramel cookies and pan pizzas. They have the best brioche hot dog and hamburger buns... great for summer BBQ. What is your fave Iggy's ??

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    heypielady RE: mangotango Jun 26, 2008 01:33 PM

    By far my favorite item to get there is the chocolate croisant. Its certainly one of my favorite food items in town and perhaps... the world(?!)

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      Joanie RE: heypielady Jun 27, 2008 08:30 AM

      Do they sell iced coffee there?

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        rlh RE: Joanie Jun 27, 2008 05:28 PM

        Yes and it's as delicious as the hot stuff from Illy and Terroir - favorites there include any of the pizzas (plain cheese always great), ham/cheese croissant (sometimes even still warm!), cherry slice pastry, and the epi or francese breads.

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      butterfat RE: mangotango Jun 26, 2008 01:33 PM

      The bagels. They are so crisp and flavorful and not-flabby. I love their sesame and poppy bagels, I bring a bunch home, slice them up and freeze immediately for weekday morning breakfasts.

      Also the Francese bread and the ficelle.

      oh and edited to add: the round croissant-raisin pastry. (Looks like a cinnamon roll but isn't.) It's intensely buttery and not very sweet.

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        digga RE: butterfat Jun 27, 2008 05:44 PM

        Our favorite bagel there is usually the everything bagel. Couple of weekends ago, we got the everything, sesame, and poppy - they were all disappointingly bready and poofy. We are hoping that was a off-one experience.

      2. StriperGuy RE: mangotango Jun 27, 2008 08:46 AM

        One of the better and authentic rye breads in town and the Francese. Their tarts are also good as well as the croissants.

        1. finlero RE: mangotango Jun 27, 2008 09:02 AM

          Agree on all of these.

          When I'm too lazy to make my own brioche buns, I use the ones from Iggy's to make my knockoff rendition of the lobster roll from Neptune. It's a consistent crowd pleaser; to round out the Boston chow experience, I pair it with a batch of Dali's sangria.

          Their various pizza is best after reheating, but it makes a terrific lunch on a laid-back weekend day.

          1. anais_in_waiting RE: mangotango Jun 27, 2008 09:25 AM

            I love the Iggy's 7-grain dinner rolls. Whenever I'm making a soup at home, I pick some up to round out the meal. I'm not sure if they always have, but I noticed recently that they have a booth at the Copley Farmer's Market, which I visit religiously. Too bad I'm trying to cut out the carbs for now....

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              bza RE: mangotango Jun 27, 2008 10:19 AM

              Everything above, plus the ciabatta sandwich rolls. Perfect for pressed panini, and only a dollar.

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                StriperGuy RE: bza Jun 27, 2008 10:35 AM

                Iggy's intentionally charges reasonable prices for their bread because Iggy and Lyudmilla feel that it (the staff of life after all) should be afordable to all and not a luxury item.

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                mr mangia RE: mangotango Jun 27, 2008 12:51 PM

                they have great premade sandwiches too. love the fresh mozzerella.

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