Turtle Bread Company

4762 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Why are there limousines and Porsches stacked up outside Turtle Bread every holiday? Because fresh baked-from-scratch pies, heart-shaped cookies, and world-class breads have profound emotional value. Pick up one of the dense, almost meaty breads here and it's clear that the bakers are competing on an international, pan-historic stage. The wild yeast, organic, and locally milled levain breads have a big, lively taste--chewy and tender inside thick, crisp, breathing crusts. Buttery croissants, goodie-studded muffins, fresh soups, tables by the great big windows, and a cheese counter to be reckoned with, and little gifty jams complete the bakery and market. Ye of meager checking accounts, take heart: No matter how profound its emotional value, a loaf of bread just doesn't cost much, so add your tattered Schwinn to the pileup outside.

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:11 p.m. by Matt Smith

    Downtown Minneapolis office workers will have to find another go-to spot for their sandwiches, soups, artisan breads, and pastries when the skyway Turtle Bread closes on Friday. Turtle Bread owner Harvey McLain confirmed a report fr...

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