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Carb Lovers, Rejoice: 8 of the Best Bread Baskets in MPLS

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Bread baskets are often a sadly overlooked part of the restaurant meal, especially in this age of gluten-free diets. But carboholics need not despair; there's plenty of places in the Twin Cities that have elevated the bread basket (or bread plate) to an art form. Without further ado, here are 8 of the best bread baskets in the Twin Cities, mapped for your carbtastic pleasure.

Did we miss your favorite bread basket? Let us know in the comments.


Amy Hanson

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Good Earth

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3460 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 925-1001
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Good Earth features a selection of dense multigrain rolls, crisp flatbread, crunchy thin whole wheat crackers, and, most recently added to the rotational selection, sourdough bread with apples. Breads are served with a salty white bean hummus spiked with a colorful cayenne.

2. Broders' Pasta Bar

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5000 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 925-9202
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Broders’ generous assortment of breads includes focaccia, ciabatta, and flatbread. The bread basket accompanies all their pasta dishes for a real carb-lovers delight. Pro tip: this selection is also included with takeout orders.

3. Cafe Levain

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4762 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 823-7111
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Café Levain sources its bread from the adjacent Turtle Bread Company , with bread choices including a crunchy baguette and dense dark walnut raisin bread to accompany the meal.

4. Blvd Kitchen & Bar

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11544 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(763) 398-3200
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BLVD has the most extensive selection of breads on this list, but the bread service comes with a (totally worth it) $5 price tag. Seeded lavash, a thin cracker bread, walnut rye, and small loaf of white bread are all served with maple butter.

5. Lucia's To Go

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1432 W 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-9800
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Takeout at Lucia’s offers a choice of breads (the most memorable being the millet flax bread) to accompany salads and soups, along with rich and creamy Grassland butter packets. Lucia’s Wine Bar also offers a varying selection of house-made breads at an additional cost of $2.95.

6. The Gray House

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610 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-4338
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The bread plate at the Gray House serves up a bounty of not only bread, but also olives, spiced nuts, and homemade cheese-its and crackers. The bread itself comes from Patisserie 46, some of the crunchiest-crusted, softest-centered stuff around.

7. The Bachelor Farmer

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50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3920
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The Bachelor Farmer’s wafer-thin Scandinavian flatbread, served with decadent butter, salt, and radishes comes complimentary with all meals. Plus, popovers are available for a charge and come with creamy honey-infused butter.

8. Heartland

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289 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 699-3536
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At Heartland, one thick, hearty roll is accompanied by Hope Creamery butter. The bread selection changes, but it’s always a heavy bread with a chewy, satisfying crust, such as a whole-grain, whole-wheat bread chock-full of earthy walnuts. .

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1. The Good Earth

3460 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435
Good Earth features a selection of dense multigrain rolls, crisp flatbread, crunchy thin whole wheat crackers, and, most recently added to the rotational selection, sourdough bread with apples. Breads are served with a salty white bean hummus spiked with a colorful cayenne.
3460 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435

2. Broders' Pasta Bar

5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Broders’ generous assortment of breads includes focaccia, ciabatta, and flatbread. The bread basket accompanies all their pasta dishes for a real carb-lovers delight. Pro tip: this selection is also included with takeout orders.
5000 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. Cafe Levain

4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Café Levain sources its bread from the adjacent Turtle Bread Company , with bread choices including a crunchy baguette and dense dark walnut raisin bread to accompany the meal.
4762 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

4. Blvd Kitchen & Bar

11544 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
BLVD has the most extensive selection of breads on this list, but the bread service comes with a (totally worth it) $5 price tag. Seeded lavash, a thin cracker bread, walnut rye, and small loaf of white bread are all served with maple butter.
11544 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305

5. Lucia's To Go

1432 W 31st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Takeout at Lucia’s offers a choice of breads (the most memorable being the millet flax bread) to accompany salads and soups, along with rich and creamy Grassland butter packets. Lucia’s Wine Bar also offers a varying selection of house-made breads at an additional cost of $2.95.
1432 W 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6. The Gray House

610 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The bread plate at the Gray House serves up a bounty of not only bread, but also olives, spiced nuts, and homemade cheese-its and crackers. The bread itself comes from Patisserie 46, some of the crunchiest-crusted, softest-centered stuff around.
610 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. The Bachelor Farmer

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Bachelor Farmer’s wafer-thin Scandinavian flatbread, served with decadent butter, salt, and radishes comes complimentary with all meals. Plus, popovers are available for a charge and come with creamy honey-infused butter.
50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Heartland

289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN
At Heartland, one thick, hearty roll is accompanied by Hope Creamery butter. The bread selection changes, but it’s always a heavy bread with a chewy, satisfying crust, such as a whole-grain, whole-wheat bread chock-full of earthy walnuts. .
289 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN

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