French Baguette gains UNESCO World Heritage Status

The most popular variety of bread consumed in France throughout the year, The French Baguette, has officially been inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The induction took place during a UNESCO Committee meeting in Rabat, Morocco between November 28th to December 3rd 2022. According to UNESCO, the “Artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread” has been officially inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Meanwhile, Euronews reports that “Every day, 12 million French people buy a baguette. That’s 320 baguettes per second!”

It’s clear the quintessential French bread never fails to “rise” to the occasion becoming synonymous with the French way of life.

All this baguette banter have you craving some freshly baked bread? Canada Takeout has sifted through the mix and knead out a list of some great Canadian restaurants, bakeries and boulangeries, each with a variety of breads and baked goods ready for takeout:

La Boîte à Pain is an exceptional and European-inspired venue offering a heart-warming menu all year round.

With four locations offering more than 40 kinds of bread, about twenty Neapolitan-inspired pizzas, many gourmet sandwiches, hearty and multiple pastries in different formats.

Locations | @boulangerie_laboiteapain

Alpine Bakery is one of the oldest food establishments in the Yukon. Their menu offerings include artisanal bread and pastries ranging from French Baguettes and Klondiker loafs to PACs-certified gluten-conscious options like buckwheat Sourdough.

What’s more, they also offer delicious fresh meal options, beverages, and homemade goods.

Address: 411 Alexander Street Whitehorse | @organic_alpine_bakery

If you’re in the mood for delicious baked goods for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, come and try the baked fare from this charming family-owned restaurant in Calgary.

For takeout or delivery, La Boulangerie offer a distinctive variety of fresh sandwiches, soup, croissants, savoury crepes, macarons, and much more!

Try their Brie and Spicy Roasted Pepper Jam Baguette sandwich or any of their other delicious options on the menu.

Address: 2435 4 St SW, Calgary, AB |

If you’re looking to fill your bread basket in London, visit Lynn’s Bakery for fresh bread, buns and pastries, baked fresh daily from scratch with local Canadian flour.

Nominated in the Top Choice Awards for Best Bakery – Lynn’s Bakery has been a family-run business for over 30 years and their menu even offers a beautiful selection of deli meats, fresh soup, sandwiches and a variety of local cheese.

Address: 2190 Dundas Street, London, ON | @lynnsbakery_deli

Well known for their popular assorted doughnuts The Italian Bakery has been family run for over three generations and offers everything a hometown bakery should.

Check out their selections of buns from Ciabatta and Cornetti to Kaisers and Panini Buns, available for takeout and catering needs.

Address: 4118 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB | @italianbakery

Panera Bread has become a household name for folks living in and around the GTA. Panera prides itself on quality ingredients, serving food such as delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads, pasta and breakfast specials in a warm and welcoming environment.

Whether you want to dine in, enjoy a coffee and use their complimentary Wi-Fi, or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread is warm and welcoming.

Locations | @panerabread22


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Terra Breads selections are baked in stone hearth ovens and use French linen proofing cloth and each loaf is scored by hand with their signature mark.

Their bread varieties range from French Baguette to Heritage Sourdough and even include unique loaves such as Rosemary, Walnut and Cranberry Pistachio.

Their four bakery cafes are open for takeout and two of them are set up for online ordering to save you time.

Locations | @terrabreads


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An authentic French Boulangerie awaits in Nova Scotia. Owner and baker Laurent Marcel moved from Le Mans, France to scout Canada’s largest french métropolitaine for a location to showcase his talents.

He settled at Gottingen Street Halifax where he works tirelessly to bring his customers the best baked goods France has to offer with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients.

Check out his extensive menu of delicious, comforting French breads, buns and pastries.

Address: 2063 Gottingen Street, Halifax | @lfbakeryhalifax


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Thobor’s is an authentic French Bakery in Toronto, delighting in only the freshest, highest quality natural ingredients worked by the skilled hands of their expert baker, pastry chef, and chocolatier.

Their menu includes Breads, such as Baguettes & Loaves, Croissants, Entremets & Pâtisseries, as well as sweet indulgences like Macarons, Madeleines, Chocolates and Bonbons.

If you’re downtown Toronto, Thobor’s is a must-visit.

Locations, Toronto | @thoborsbakery


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