Everyone in Rio has a beach-bod
Home to some of the best superfoods in the world like Acai, coconut water and other great ingredients to fuel your body post-workout, where do you go for carbs in Rio de Janeiro?
Here are some of the BEST bakeries in Rio
Where do you carbo-load?
Pretty much all the drivers you hire for the day will take you to Talho Capixaba
Why? Well, it is one of those up-market-bakeries-who-will-charge-you-through-the-nose kind of place.
A simple queijo minas sandwich will set you back about R15 which is extortion considering other padarias only charge about R6
Local celebrities like to be seen here and on weekends, many Carioca’s heading out to the beach will stop by for some bread, bread and other carbs. Perhaps a place for expats – where money is not really money
The neighbouring padaria next door is just as good without the price-tag.
The Bakers is where you go for all those European breads and pastires you crave… when you are in South America. Many stop by The Bakers for rich pastries in the morning but of course, brunch and lunch are served to make it a destination anytime of the day
Everyone pops into La Bicyclette and you will too
Located just outside the gate of the Botanical Gardens, this little bakery / cafe has some great artisan breads and pastries. Many stop in for cakes and cafe de manho on weekends. Pricey but not for visiting tourists from the US and Australia where other bakeries of the same calibre will set you back one months salary
The bakers work tirelessly through the night and wee hours of the morning making flaky pastries and really good bread. Once again, the name says it all, it is a boulangerie and not a Brazilian padaria so expect high-ish prices.
Something you would find in Brooklyn or the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne