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mountaindog's picture

more good bakeries

When in Portland, Maine:

Standard Baking Co. 75 Commercial St (waterfront/Old Port area)

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 773-2112


When in Upstate New York/Hudson Valley/Catskill region:

Bread Alone Bakery and Cafe - main bakery in Boiceville, cafes in Woodstock, Kingston, and Rhinebeck


When in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Il Fornaio (actually, they are now all over CA and in WA, CO, and NV as well:


WoofMeowOink's picture

Not exactly a "bread" bakery, but worth the mention for those of us that have a somewhat sweet tooth, but have a special love of buttery doughs and crusts: While in NYC, you must visit Pattiserie Claude! I won't try to review it, since so many others have done online. So I'll just post links for reviews (I hope that's OK).

Claude can be a little intimidating at first, but he'll warm up to you if you come back again, and smile. Last time I visited his shop he still remembered my face and treated me like a "regular" (though I am not, in great part because I don't live in NYC any more). His croissants are truly delicious, though they might give you heartburn. Try any of his tarts and you will understand what a good pastry crust should taste and feel like. Yum!

Oh, one more warning: his shop does not look hip or as if Claude had anyone advice him on interior design at all. But trust me, his pastries are what makes his little shop a well-kept secret--sometimes I think the "regulars" want to keep him a secret so that they are guarranteed to find at least one pastry left for sale whenever they shop there. :)

Patisserie Claude
187 W 4th St.
NY, NY 10012
(212) 255-5911


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