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Fantastic Artisinal Bakery in Winchester

RoyRon Nov 30, 2008 08:11 AM

MAMADOU"S bakery has just opened a retail shop at 63 Swanton St. in Winchester, MA. Mamadou opened his bakery over the past summer and his bread was a big hit at the Winchester Farmer's Market that was held every Saturday morning in the park in the center of town. Before opening his own bakery Mamadou was a baker at the Hi-Rise bakery in Cambridge.

I stopped in his new retail shop (which is also where all his breads are made) the day before Thanksgiving and bought a fresh baguette that had just come out of the oven and a loaf of of his Paysan both of which were excellent. He usually has 6 to 8 different freshly made breads available including whole wheat and breads with nuts and raisins. All of them looked delicious.

This bakery is a great addition to Winchester and I hope they are a success

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    makonna Nov 30, 2008 05:15 PM

    That sounds great. Hopefully, I can stop by soon. Thanks for sharing!

    1. opinionatedchef Nov 30, 2008 06:56 PM

      royron, thanks so much for posting this. I also live in good restnt-starved Winchester.
      I have always bought Iggy's bread for my business but last week, picked up an emergency baguette at La Patisserie. what a joke- all 1.5 ou of it. So , while I have never been a Hi Rise devotee, it's great to learn of this new place; th you.

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        RichardA Dec 1, 2008 11:57 AM

        FYI: I tried to stop by today and found they are closed on Mondays.

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          tdaaa Dec 1, 2008 12:27 PM

          I believe that they were also at the Belmont Farmers Market this year. If so, it was great bread. Better than my home-baked bread.

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            EllenMM Dec 1, 2008 04:20 PM

            They also sold their breads at the Arlington Farmer's Mkt. The raisin pecan is some of the best I've had.

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              ReluctantOperaChick Dec 3, 2008 04:14 PM

              Oh, I had some of his bread from the farmer's market - really excellent. Good luck to him and yay for Winchester!

              1. Chris VR Dec 9, 2008 03:12 PM

                Thanks for the heads up. This is really excellent bread- reminds me of Clear Flour. I am so thrilled to have bread of this caliber in our area! For their sake, I wish their store front was a bit more welcoming- it's a stark looking brick building with no windows to the interior.

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