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Standard Baking Co.

The Standard Baking Company

Photo: Adrien Glover

75 Commercial St.
Portland, ME, 04101, United States
TEL: (207) 773-2112

Opposite Portland’s ferry terminal in a historic brick warehouse, Alison Pray and Matt James make the best baked goods around, and there’s almost always a line for their famous breads—country boules, focaccias, anadama, cinnamon raisin, pain de mie, baguettes. There’s also a wonderful selection of smaller items that overflow from patisserie-style baskets and fill tiers of heavy porcelain plates. Choose from spicy gingerbread by the slice, sticky buns, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, cheddar cream biscuits, and chewy sesame fougasse—all ideal for nibbling during a stroll around the cobbled streets of the Old Port. The rich, aromatic coffee is excellent, too.

Insider Tip:

Keep your eyes peeled for seasonal specialties, like strawberry tarts made with wild local fruit.

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