Do you happen to be craving an almond croissant, “generously loaded” with nut frangipane?

Well we know just the place, as a bakery in the North East has been named as one of the top 13 in Britian, according to The Telegraph.

The famous Northern Rye in Newcastle made it onto the publisher’s ‘best of’ list and was praised for its “brilliant bread”.

Speaking about the specially selected list, The Telegraph commented: “Everyone has their favourite bakery, but those featured here are worth a detour (to steal the Michelin Guide’s line), notable for their ethical practices and imaginative flavours and often found in unexpected places.

“They are worthy of your time queuing and waiting. Making a humble croissant or loaf of sourdough is a lengthy process; it only seems fair that we give a little of our own time to receive our tasty reward.”

You can see Britain’s 13 best bakeries “worth queuing up for” here.

What did The Telegraph say about Northern Rye?

The Telegraph explained: “Northern Rye is off the beaten track, found by the river in Newcastle’s creative Ouseburn district.

“Owner Robbie Livingstone opened the bakery in summer 2020, after giving up a career in printing to follow his dream.

“The breads and pastries here are made using slow-fermentation techniques, with the sourdough sometimes proving for up to 28 hours (which gives a deeper flavour while also aiding digestion).”

It added: “The almond croissants, generously loaded with nut frangipane, always fly off the shelves at breakfast; for lunch, sample the brilliant bread in a sandwich heaving with tasty fillings such as coronation chickpea. The bakery even supplied Beyoncé and crew with croissants when she was touring nearby!"

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On Google reviews, Northern Rye has a 4.9/5 rating out of 343 reviews: “Really nice bakery, the coffee was delicious and the maple pecan pastry was 11/10. Really lovely staff too, so glad we passed this place!”

Another customer who drove all the way from Scotland to visit, added: “This is some bakery! Been meaning to drop by for a long time and finally managed to go visit at a weekend. Drove all the way from Glasgow and no regrets! Was thrilled with the quality as well as the variety. Plain sour dough and the seeded version were absolutely amazing. High quality products and great staff and ambience. Keep up the good job guys, will visit soon again!”

Northern Rye is located at 4 Riverside Walk, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LX.