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Apr 11, 2011 12:51 PM

Crusty, airy french bread source? For tomorrow Tuesday!

I'm planning to serve barbecue shrimp New Orleans style for a dinner tomorrow and had planned to get baguettes from Bakers of Paris. I'm so out of it-- they have closed a long time ago!! Can anyone direct me to good, crusty baguettes to sop up the bbq shrimp sauce? The kind that the crusts cracks and makes crumbs when you tear into it?


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  1. Ok-- I panicked pre-maturely. The store on Taraval sells their products but is run by someone else, so I can go there! Plus, they are still at several SF stores.

    1. go to an asian (preferably vietnamese) grocery store and they will have exactly what you are looking for.

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      1. Sound like the baguette at the Bread Workshop on University but probably too far for you although it's only a few blocks from the North Berkeley BART station.

        1. Bakers of Paris isn't out of business. Safeway has their stuff in some parts of the Bay Area. Or just call them and ask for the closest retailer.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            French Bakery on Taraval, which rln mentions above, is run by former Bakers of Paris employees. The breads are better than what's sold in groceries under that name.

            The best baguettes in the city are at Thorough Bread on Church for $1.50 each. A bit sturdier/chewier than French Bakery. Warning that they don't come out of the oven until 9:30 or 10.

            Thorough Bread and Pastry
            248 Church Street, San Francisco, CA