The best local baguettes

Five noteworthy baguettes baked right here in the Twin Cities.

Five noteworthy baguettes baked right here in the Twin Cities.

Ah, the perfect baguette. What may seem to some a simple loaf, the baguette is deceptively complex, with its flaky, crispy outer crust and tender, slightly sweet interior. The Twin Cities are ripe with artisan bakeries scratch-baking delicious, authentic baguettes. Here are five of the best:


It's been hard not to notice Rustica's rise as one of the Midwest's most acclaimed bakeries. TURTLE BREAD COMPANY

This familiar breakfast and lunch mainstay has been turning out quality breads and pastries for years, and its traditional baguette does not disappoint.



Since opening in July, Patisserie 46 has been churning out exquisite pastries, desserts, and artisan breads in its bustling Kingfield neighborhood location. SALTY TART BAKERY

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.


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