Anyone who has travelled through France on a budget, knows that the way to eat cheap in Paris is to grab a baguette and some cheese to munch on for every meal. Great baguettes can be harder to track down when you're trawling through the bakeries of Sydney, so we've decided to ask our readers where they reckon we can find Sydney's best. So let us know if you know a place that does French baguettes, with that je ne sais quoi.
One place to try, regardless of what bread you're looking for, is Brasserie Bread. Try their baguette à l'ancienne, which is a traditional organic French Baguette. They recommend reheating for 3 minutes in a 200º Preheated oven, to get that crunchy exterior with warm fluffy bread inside. They also have plenty of other baguettes, from seeded to sourdough, and even their impressive looking French "Wheat Stalk Bread". You'll find them open 7 days a week at 1737 Botany Rd, Banksmeadow.
Or why not visit the ever popular bakers at Bourke Street Bakery. While you may have to try and resist buying everything in the shop, try and keep your sights set on their baguettes. Their semi-sour baguettes might not be completely traditional, but they sure do taste amazing. They have a habit of selling out of things at Bourke Street, so try and get there before the lunch time rush. Luckily they have four stores, you can find them at Surry Hills, Alexandria, Marrickville, and Potts Point.
La Gerbe D'Or is a French patisserie in Paddington, so you'd think they would know a thing or two about authentic baguettes. As well as baguettes they also have a full range of French treats, so why not grab the baguette for later, and enjoy a tart while you're there. We bet you won't be disappointed taking a little bit longer to laze in this French splendour. You'll find them at 257 Glenmore Rd, Paddington.
Have any of these fine places made you reminisce about your days wandering through the Jardin des Tuileries? Let us know if you have a place in Sydney that does a mean baguette, and let us know just where we can find them. In the mean time we'll be practicing our French accents and straightening our berets. Bon appetit!