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Need a bakery recommendation in Old Town VA

alison Nichols Aug 24, 2011 02:00 PM

I'm staying in Old Town near the Lorien Hotel and would like a suggestion for a bakery or sandwich shop where I can get some door for the train ride to NYC.


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  1. monavano RE: alison Nichols Aug 24, 2011 02:04 PM

    You're in luck!

    The Butcher's Block.

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      chowser RE: monavano Aug 24, 2011 04:26 PM

      That looks great and I've never heard of it (it's going on my places to try out). Have you tried the tasting room? What do you recommend as the bakery/sandwiches go? Thanks.

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        monavano RE: chowser Aug 24, 2011 04:42 PM

        I'd recommend any of the tarts and mussels at The Tasting Room.

        Tasting Room
        101 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

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          chowser RE: monavano Aug 25, 2011 09:03 AM


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        Smiles2008 RE: monavano Aug 27, 2011 01:23 AM

        agreed! This would be perfect considering your location. Also, consider Misha's for some baked goods.


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        Milocat1 RE: alison Nichols Aug 25, 2011 06:08 AM

        I got a sandwich at the Butcher Block right after it opened, a chicken sandwich, Was ok but small and very expensive. Have not gone back. There is a small coffee shop (name eludes me) across from your hotel and the corner of King and Harvard Street. They have nice sandwiches and decent baked goods. You are also not far from Whole Foods on Duke Street. If you don't mind walking there is Bittersweet Cafe on the corner of King and Alfred Streets and Pain Quotidien on the corner of King and Washington Streets, both have good sandwiches and baked goods. For a treat there is Alexandria Cupcake, on King Street between Patrick and Henry Streets. Your concierge can help you find all of these.

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          tcamp RE: Milocat1 Aug 25, 2011 08:56 AM

          King and Harvard place is the Uptowner.

          Uptowner Cafe
          101 1/2 Harvard St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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          BrianD RE: alison Nichols Aug 25, 2011 07:30 AM

          I haven't been in a while, but I used to like Nickells and Scheffler at the corner of King and Henry Streets.

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