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Looking for a Great Bakery

sdolan Jun 11, 2012 09:43 AM

I will be in Miami next week (June 20) for a culinary competition at Doral and am looking for the best French bread (baguette or ficelle) in Miami. I can freeze and ship what I use, but will suffer with the quality factor. Any suggetstions? Thanks for your help!

  1. Blind Mind Jun 15, 2012 11:53 AM

    Pastry is Art is an awesome bakery. It's up in Hollywood. I believe they do baguettes there because I know they make their own bread for breakfast sandwiches. Jenny is the owner and super nice so maybe she will help you out regardless? Check them out at www.pastryisart.com

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      cecitessa Jun 13, 2012 04:33 PM

      Chocolate Fashion in Coral Gables.

      1. taiga Jun 12, 2012 04:18 PM

        French Bakery on US1 and 144th makes a good baguette. For real. So does Paul. So does the Atelier Monier. Whole Foods bread does not do it for me.

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          Mega Jun 12, 2012 02:39 PM

          Croissan'time in Fort Lauderdale get's my vote for best baguettes AND silliest name

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          1. re: Mega
            hollys Jun 12, 2012 02:43 PM

            That is a good place

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            hollys Jun 12, 2012 12:22 PM

            The French Bakery Paul on Lincoln Rd or other locations. Not great baguette selection in South Florida.

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              Nick Jun 11, 2012 10:53 AM

              I'm not sure if Buena Vista Deli bakes their baguettes in-house, but you might check with them.

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              1. re: Nick
                lax2mia Jun 11, 2012 11:00 AM

                Buena Vista Deli's baguettes are awful. Most baguettes in Miami are woeful. The best I've found are at Atelier Monnier. It's a bit far from Doral, but it's a straight shot down the 826 expressway (aka the Palmetto expressway)

                1. re: lax2mia
                  sdolan Jun 11, 2012 11:04 AM

                  I have to make a run to Coral Gables. How is the bread at Whole Foods?

                  1. re: sdolan
                    lax2mia Jun 11, 2012 11:29 AM

                    It's probably the same as bread as any other Whole Foods anywhere in the US.

                    1. re: lax2mia
                      Bigstu99 Jun 11, 2012 02:39 PM

                      It's not saying much but the best Baguettes down here are the little shitay pan plus franchises in gas stations and Presidente supermarkets

                      1. re: Bigstu99
                        lax2mia Jun 12, 2012 07:03 AM

                        sdolan, please note Bigstu must be joking.

                        1. re: lax2mia
                          Icantread Jun 12, 2012 05:56 PM

                          I think he may be talking about Pagnifique. If he is, I would have to agree.

                          1. re: Icantread
                            mialebven Sep 19, 2012 07:41 AM

                            I was wonder which is the better of the two - Pan & Plus or Pagnifique... have you or anyone else tried them both?

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