Congratulations to the 2017 Winning Bakeries!

FF 2017 Best Baguette Contest Winners

Third Place: Bakery Nouveau, Second Place: La Parisienne French Bakery, First Place: Columbia City Bakery & this year’s brand new Kid’s Choice: La Parisienne French Bakery

Thank you to our participating bakeries!

Participating Bakeries

The Essential Baking Company, Bakery Nouveau, Grand Central Bakery, La Parisienne French Bakery, Columbia City Bakery, Parisian Star Desserts and Byen Bakeri.

This fun competition was part of the annual Seattle’s French Fest at Seattle Center that welcomed 4,000 visitors on March 19. Select bakeries from around the Puget Sound area provided their French-style baguettes that were tasted in a “blind” tasting by the public. Voters cast their ballots for their choice of “best baguette” throughout the day, and the winner was the bakery that received the most votes.


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Darigold is the contest sponsor and provides locally-made butter to pair with the baguettes for the tasting.


Voting Guidelines for the “Best Baguette”

Here are the instructions for the visitors to the festival, on how to vote Best Baguette, following in the tradition of similar competitions in France.

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After considering the above, visitors select their favorite baguette and deposit their ballots into the ballot box.

New this year, we added a “Kid’s Favorite” to Best Baguette contest voting!