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Nov 15, 2011 05:06 AM

taipei: best bakeries?

hoping to get some best bakeries in taipei! thank you!

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  1. I'm not going to Taipei until January, so I cannot be of service. And it does not seem like a lot of Taipei residents or travellers post here (my questions have gone sadly unanswered). But, I have found a couple of good foodie resources that include bakeries - best of luck!

    1. What kind of baking do you want? Breads, or pastries, or cakes, or pies?

      Western style breads beyond baguettes and a simple white/brown loaf can be hard to find in Taipei. I haven't found dark breads that I really like, but Carrefour (a French owned grocery chain) has started carrying some decent sour dough/French loaf style. The Breeze Centre and City Super, near Zhongxiao Fuxing, have some higher end bakeries that carry decent breads as well. There's a German pub in Tienmu, Wendels, that has a shop attached - I don't know the quality, though.

      If you can find a good sourdough rye or pumpernickle that is neither fluffy nor sweet and doesn't contain raisins, red beans or walnuts, please let me know!

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      1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

        Wendel's is actually quite good and I would say, more reliable than Carrefours. Also, there used to be a French bakery on an alley behind Shida (maybe Lishui?) that had a crispy baguette (not sure if it's still there).