Montreal's best bakeries for authentic baguettes


Maudits Français, a local news site aimed at French expats recently held a competition to find the best baguette maker in Montreal.

Approximately 400 people from the general public and a select panel of judges gathered on January 16 at the Rialto Theatre to vote on a variety of breads from 8 local bakeries: La Meunerie urbaine (6151 Monkland), Deux gars dans l'pétrin (291 Labelle, St. Jerome), Première Moisson (various locations), Le Toledo (351 Mont Royal East), La Petite Boulangerie (1412 Fleury East), Co'pains d'abord (various locations), Le Pains dans les Voiles (357 de Castelnau East), and L'Amour du Pain (various locations).

In the end, Le Toledo was crowned with the title of best baguette maker in Montreal while La Meunerie urbaine won the prize for best specialty bread.

Last year's winner for best baguette in Montreal was Les Co'pains d'Abord's Masson outlet.