America's 50 Best Bakeries
The Daily Meal
November 14, 2013

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8) Amy’s Bread, New York City

Amy’s Bread, which first opened in 1992 in New York City's Hell’s Kitchen, has two other locations, in Chelsea Market and the Village. The bakery delivers bread to more than 200 wholesale customers per day, but the three locations remain retail bakeries as well, giving New Yorkers a taste of handcrafted breads that are made through slow fermentation and traditional baking methods. Try the semolina with golden raisins and fennel (their signature bread), black olive twists, baguettes, and organic miche. The bakery also bakes old-fashioned layer cakes like coconut cream cake, cupcakes, cookies, biscotti, butterscotch cashew bars, oat scones, banana bran and walnut muffins, croissants, and more, satisfying both bread enthusiasts and cake lovers.  


America's 50 Best Bakeries – The List

50) Freed’s Bakery, Las Vegas
49) Amelie’s French Bakery and Café, Charlotte, N.C.
48) Sticky Fingers Bakery, Washington, D.C.
47) Vaccaro’s, Baltimore
46) Poupart Bakery, Lafayette, La.
45) Charlie’s Gourmet Pastries, Orlando, Fla.
44) El Bolillo Bakery, Houston
43) Termini Brothers, Philadelphia
42) CH Patisserie, Sioux Falls, S.D.
41) Karla Bakery, Miami
40) Merridee’s Breadbasket, Franklin, Tenn.
39) Missouri Baking Company, St. Louis
38) Manderfield’s Home Bakery, Fox Valley, Wis.
37) Oakmont Bakery, Oakmont, Pa.
36) Red Truck Bakery and Market, Warrenton, Va.
35) Seven Stars Bakery, Providence, R.I.
34) A & J King Artisan Bakers, Salem, Mass.
33) Isgro Pasticceria, Philadelphia
32) Little T American Baker, Portland, Ore.
31) Emmaus Bakery, Emmaus, Pa.
30) The Denver Bread Company, Denver
29) Café Besalu, Seattle
28) Grand Central Bakery, Portland, Ore., and Seattle
27) Ferrara Bakery & Café, New York City
26) Patisserie 46, Minneapolis
25) Bouchon Bakery, Various Locations
24) Momofuku Milk Bar, New York City
23) Mike’s Pastry, Boston
22) Bakery Nouveau, Seattle
21) François Payard Bakery, New York City
20) El Brazo Fuerte Bakery, Miami
19) Balthazar Bakery, New York City
18) Bien Cuit, New York City
17) Clear Flour Bread, Brookline, Mass.
16) Floriole Bakery, Chicago
15) Liliha Bakery, Honolulu
14) Maison Kayser, New York City
13) Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Portland, Ore.
12) Kiedrowski’s Bakery, Amherst, Ohio
11) Three Brothers Bakery, Houston
10) Pearl Bakery, Portland, Ore.
9) Porto’s Bakery, Los Angeles
8) Amy’s Bread, New York City
7) Salty Tart, Minneapolis
6) Levain Bakery, New York City
5) Macrina Bakery, Seattle
4) The Standard Baking Company, Portland, Maine
3) Flour Bakery + Café, Boston
2) Dominique Ansel, New York City
1) Tartine Bakery, San Francisco