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Good South Shore Bakeries?

mrgrunko Oct 16, 2013 06:59 PM

My friend in Weymouth complains that the only good (artisanal) bakeries are in Boston and North and West of Boston.

I can't beleive that someone hasn't opened a really good bakery that bakes great French and Italian bread south of the city. I don't mean Providence or New Bedford/Fall River.

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  1. CapeCodGuy RE: mrgrunko Oct 16, 2013 08:05 PM

    The Cape count? Try Maison Villett in Falmouth. Worth a 70 mile drive for the best french breads and pastries this side of the Atlantic. No hyperbole. Promise.

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      jomo9501 RE: mrgrunko Oct 17, 2013 06:09 AM

      White's Bakery in Brockton and Hingham has some decent scali and Tuscan bread, along with pastries.

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        Tucker23 RE: mrgrunko Oct 17, 2013 08:52 AM

        Whites Bakery at the Derby shops in Hingham

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          mwk RE: mrgrunko Oct 17, 2013 09:51 AM

          I've always liked Fratelli's bakery in Quincy, and they now have a location in Weymouth as well. Their stuff is quite good and the breads are very nice.


          1. CocoDan RE: mrgrunko Oct 18, 2013 11:51 AM

            Really good French bagette at French Memories in Cohasset. Best bread variety is at Pain D'avignon in Hyannis. Not to mention there great menu. Desserts are awesome. Go get some bread and have lunch. It's worth the trip. Waitress aren't bad either. OuLaLa!

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              CapeCodGuy RE: CocoDan Oct 18, 2013 07:24 PM

              CocoDan, If you're going to come all the way to the Cape, you have to try Maison Villett in Falmouth. The owner was the head baker at the very excellent PB Boulangerie in Welfleet. I've been to Pain D'Avignon and french memories many times and neither compares to Maison Villett for both bread and pastries.

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              Annief123 RE: mrgrunko Oct 18, 2013 04:44 PM

              French Memories in Cohasset and Duxbury.

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                peelmeagrape RE: Annief123 Oct 18, 2013 07:03 PM

                I was very excited about this suggestion until I noticed that French Memories website mentions a connection between it and Cafe Vanille. That freaks me out. I'm totally unimpressed by CV, can FM really be any good?

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                  Annief123 RE: peelmeagrape Oct 19, 2013 05:43 AM

                  I'm not sure what the story is, or what happened, but I heard years ago that Cohasset F.M. is independent of the other Bakeries.

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                    libertywharf RE: Annief123 Oct 20, 2013 02:44 PM

                    Yes, cohasett is independent and I believe the original.

              2. libertywharf RE: mrgrunko Oct 19, 2013 06:13 AM

                French memories, fratelli's and whites are all good suggestions

                1. foodieX2 RE: mrgrunko Oct 20, 2013 06:24 AM

                  I second/third French Memories in Cohasset and Whites in Hingham.

                  Pain D'avignon of Hyannis is at the Hingham Farmers market every Saturday.

                  I also find that as a back up Whole Foods In Hingham gets a good turner over on Iggy's bread so they are always fresh. Another good back up is the Fruit Center in Hingham. Not sure whose bread they carry but I can alway find a good baguette to grab on my way home from work.

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                    Annief123 RE: foodieX2 Oct 20, 2013 05:26 PM

                    Good recommendations, especially the Fruit Center, such a fun place to shop. They too carry Iggy's bread, and so many gourmet goodies.

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