Wonderful French bread loaves at 7 am......
Sometimes I want to bring French bread to work and I need it EARLY. I got 6 loaves this week at 7 am at Breadsmith and I was so disappointed. Even though they told me when I ordered it that it would be baked very early that am, it tasted to me like they baked it the day before then stored it in plastic bags overnight. It was so nasty that I suspect they may possibly have committed the grievous sin of putting it into the bags warm (a sin committed daily at Whole Paycheck).
Where would you go if you wanted really good French bread at 7 am? FYI---I live in Mac Groveland in St. Paul and work in downtown St. Paul.
Rustica baguettes are available at Coastal Seafoods on Snelling at Grand but not at 7 AM.
Rustica's products are available at Mississipi Market at Selby & Dale. It opens at 8 am, but I don't know when they get deliveries.
Does Bread & Chocolate make anything that fits your bill? They open at 6:30 am.
How about Trung Nam? I'm not sure when they open.
739 University Ave W St Paul, MN 55104
I prefer the baguettes at Kowalski's or Whole Foods to those at Breadsmith. And that's very sad for Breadsmith.
If you want you can pop them back in your oven for a few minutes to recreate that fresh baked French bread feeling.
Trung Nam French Bakery
739 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104
Great french bread, and they usually run out by noon, so I think earlier is better.
They indeed are surviving and have a wonderful assortment of fresh breads, including baguettes. I especially love the leave looking one, that is individual sized rolls baked together and has some great French name I don't remember.
I also love their pastries. GO! Support this store! It beats the crap out of Wuollets across the street.
Yeah, I don't care for Woullet.
You are speaking most likely of an epi. The dough is formed into a baguette shape, then cut almost all the way through from alternating sides, then these cut pieces are sort of pulled out to the sides before rising and baking.
I am glad to hear they are doing well - we will stop by next time we are in the neighborhood. A great bakery is always welcome!
Chez Arnaud on Grand would be a good place to start. I think they open at 7. Never had their baguettes, though.
Sun Street in S. MPLS has excellent baguettes, and they open at 6:30. Yes, out of your way, but an option.
Lastly, more out of your way, but excellent, is Patisserie 46. Open at 7, and the best baguettes I've had in the Twin Cities.
Trung Nam doesn't open until 8. That's been an issue with me, I've wanted to get croissants from them for work, but alas, they're not open when it works for me.
Other than Chez Arnaud (unknown to me, as yet), I don't think there are quality baguettes to be had in STP at that time, at least none that I have found. For that matter, there just aren't many quality baguettes to be found in STP at any hour.
Rustica delivers pastries and breads to Kopplins coffee shop on Marshall Avenue. Kopplins opens at 6 in the morning. I've seen baguettes there. I would give them a call.
Their delivery might be the same as the Mississippi Market's delivery, which is 11:00 am.
foreverhungry, you can't say that Rustica baguettes sold at these places are not the best quality.