PB Boulangerie Bistro is one of those places you should stop everytime you happen to cross its path. It's even a place you should go a few miles out of your way to get some extraordinary French bakery items, like perfect croissants.
As with any coastal business, check the hours before you begin your trip. They reduce their hours in the off-season. The big advantage of going this time of year is that you won't have to wait in the long lines that form during the height of summer.
Ed, who will usually take any opportunity to enjoy some good preserves, said this croissant was so good he wanted to savor the flavor without any additions.
On our way back from Provincetown, we stopped and filled a big shopping bag with a baguette, a farmer's loaf, and a multi-grain loaf, wonderful chococlate chunk and bike trail cookies.
And, a few treats from this exceptional source make a great "thank you" for anyone who watered your plants, took in your mail, or is just a great friend.
Can't get to Wellfleet? How about doing some French baking at home. Here's a selection of books that share the secrets of great French baking.
PB Boulangerie Bistro
15 Lecount Hollow Road, South Wellfleet, MA 02663 (Map & Reviews)
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: © 2011 Penny Cherubino
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