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America's 50 Best Bakeries

With so many great bakeries across the country, finding the fifty best was a daunting task. On behalf of The Daily Meal, I eventually narrowed the list down to what I think is a good starting point (and a great bakery bucket list).

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Here’s are the factors that I considered:

“From local mom-and-pop shops to high-end chains, from American favorites to French patisseries, and from artisanal bread bakeries to pastry shops, we took into account all the different kinds of bakeries as we searched for America’s best. Although some bakeries bake only bread or only pastries (in France, for example, you’d go to a patisserie for your pastry fix and a boulangerie for your daily baguette), we decided to incorporate both kinds of bakeries into our search. While it was not necessary for bakeries to serve both, the ones who do received extra points. We also took into account bakeries’ originality, how long they’ve been around for, if they have notable and award-winning chefs, if they make all their baked goods from scratch, and their buzz factor.”

Go check out “America’s 50 Best Bakeries” at The Daily Meal!

America's 50 Best Bakeries

With so many great bakeries across the country, finding the fifty best was a daunting task. On behalf of The Daily Meal, I eventually narrowed the list down to what I think is a good starting point (and a great bakery bucket list).

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Here’s are the factors that I considered:

“From local mom-and-pop shops to high-end chains, from American favorites to French patisseries, and from artisanal bread bakeries to pastry shops, we took into account all the different kinds of bakeries as we searched for America’s best. Although some bakeries bake only bread or only pastries (in France, for example, you’d go to a patisserie for your pastry fix and a boulangerie for your daily baguette), we decided to incorporate both kinds of bakeries into our search. While it was not necessary for bakeries to serve both, the ones who do received extra points. We also took into account bakeries’ originality, how long they’ve been around for, if they have notable and award-winning chefs, if they make all their baked goods from scratch, and their buzz factor.”

Go check out “America’s 50 Best Bakeries” at The Daily Meal!

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