The best local baguettes
|Five noteworthy baguettes baked right here in the Twin Cities.|
It's been hard not to notice Rustica's rise as one of the Midwest's most acclaimed bakeries. Led by head baker Tammy Hoyt, Rustica makes a great traditional baguette. Perfect in its simplicity, the baguette has that delicate, crispy outer coating we crave from great bread, with a flavor reminiscent of buttered toast. Delicious.3220 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
This familiar breakfast and lunch mainstay has been turning out quality breads and pastries for years, and its traditional baguette does not disappoint. The wonderfully crusty exterior gives way to a light yet chewy center. Perfect for dipping into Turtle Bread's famous tomato basil soup.
4762 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis
3421 W. 44th St., Minneapolis
One Financial Plaza (Skyway level), Minneapolis
Since opening in July, Patisserie 46 has been churning out exquisite pastries, desserts, and artisan breads in its bustling Kingfield neighborhood location. One of its best offerings is the 46 baguette. Chef John Kraus adds a touch of rye to this slightly untraditional baguette, giving it a depth of flavor unlike any other we tried.
4552 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis
From its small space in the Midtown Global Market, the Salty Tart Bakery is creating an amazing array of savory and sweet pastries and breads. Perhaps one of James Beard Award-nominated chef Michelle Gayer's most exceptional offerings is her traditional baguette. It manages to be crispy, chewy, moist, and toasty all at the same time. Buy one at the Midtown outpost or pick one up in the cheese shop of Lake Wine and Spirits.
Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis
This Uptown gem has been mastering the art of locally sourced, seasonal, and delicious take-home dishes since opening in 2005. Next time you stop in for takeout, be sure to grab one of the amazing baguettes. They're hearty and flaky, and have just a hint of sourdough flavor. Like all of Lucia's offerings, they are not to be missed.
1432 W. 31st St., Minneapolis