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Jun 9, 2011 08:58 AM

Bread in the cities

Who has the tastiest natural bread in the Cities. I like St. Agnes but want to branch out. It seems the farmers market downtown has quite a few vendors.

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  1. What do you mean by "natural"? We always find Rustica to be very satisfying.

    1. Not mass produced...processed bread. Rustica is a great suggestion.

      1. There's not a ton of really excellent bread in the Twin Cities. Rustica is very good. Pardon My French in Eagan has very good French style breads - that's actually some of the best bread I've had in Minnesota. I've heard very good things about the bread at Sun Street Bakery on Nicollet - I've had their other baked goods, which have been very good, but haven't tried their bread yet. The baguette at Patisserie 46 (I believe it was the Campaign baguette? the one with a bit of whole wheat flour?), is also very good. Haven't tried any of their other breads.

        The rest of the bread I've had in the area is just OK. There's not a high demand for bread other than mass produced sandwich loaf bread in the Twin Cities, which keeps the number of high quality bakeries low, and the low turnover means that getting something very fresh can be difficult.

        Pardon My French
        1565 Cliff Rd Ste 1A, Saint Paul, MN 55122

        1. New bakery in Forest Lake

          all natural ingredients
          no lard ,shortening,eggs or milk,low card,low sodium
          many pasta selections

          1. crossroads is pretty good for bread.