Although it would be nice to believe that all French boulangeries are wonderful, simply because they are French, this is not the case. It’s more common to find flabby baguettes and boulders of whole grain bread than you would think. Farinoman Fou boulangerie in Aix-en-Provence is good at everything they attempt: baguettes, as well as more interesting pain du coin (crusty, brown bread), bread with dried fruit and nuts, olive breads and more. The owner/baker has written his own “panifeste” in case it wasn’t already clear through tasting that this is a passion project.
Must orders: Olives a foison or the fiorito negro – the baker’s takes on the Provencal fougasse. The choco-sourire – a smiling mini baguette stuffed with warm, dark chocolate. It’s got ten times the impact pain au chocolat.
5 rue Mignet, Farinomanfou.fr