We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to name the best bakery in the world. Here are their delicious responses.
2. Baked & Wired — Washington, D.C.
Location: 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW
A Georgetown favorite, the bakery serves up "small-batched baked goods prepared from family recipes." Here, you can wake and bake, and no one will bat an eye.
Submitted by Zoe Marquedant, Facebook
3. Queen of Tarts — Dublin
Location: Cows Lane & Cork Hill (both at Dame St.)
"The butter is magic, the setting darling, and the scones enormous."
Submitted by Su-Jit Lin-DeSimone, Facebook
4. Duchess Bake Shop — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Location: 10718 124th St. NW
Arguably the best bakery in Canada, the Duchess has a philosophy of using "no mixes, no preservatives, and no shortcuts." An equal opportunity baker, they have both a duke and a duchess cake.
Submitted by Kendra Thompson, Facebook
5. Ken's Artisan Bakery — Portland, Oregon
Location: 338 NW 21st Ave.
A Portland favorite, they bake nine different types of bread in addition to their pastry offerings, which include fresh fruit tarts, éclairs, and cookies.
Submitted by Jean
6. The Little Tart Bakeshop — Atlanta
Location: 437 Memorial Dr. SE & 99 Krog St.
Sarah, the owner, has been baking ever since she was 10. Now, at her French-inspired bakery, you can find "crème fraîche quiche, local fruit galettes, croissants, scones, and tarts," many baked with locally sourced ingredients.
Submitted by Lea Murray, Facebook
8. Flour Bakery — Boston
9. Muddy's Bake Shop — Memphis
Location: 5101 Sanderlin #114
Muddy's stated mission is literally "to make Memphis happier" — and if you like cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or pies, you certainly won't leave the bakery sad.
Submitted by Samantha Fong
11. Bakery Lorraine — San Antonio
Location: 306 Pearl Parkway #110
Even though it's been open only a few years, the bakery has already established itself as a San Antonio favorite. And judging just from their gorgeous creations, it's no wonder why.
Submitted by Elizabeth Juvera, Facebook
13. Ladurée — Paris
Locations: Around the world, including locations in NYC and Miami
Their story goes all the way back to 1862, but their humble beginnings at 16 rue Royale haven't stopped them from expanding into a globally beloved pastry enterprise.
Submitted by Jack
14. L'Art Sucré — Wiesbaden, Germany
Location: Am Römertor 7
The small establishment serves up incredible pralines and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons.
Submitted by Renata Guimarães, Facebook
15. Pierre Hermé — Paris
Locations: Boutiques in 10 countries around the world
The bakery is known worldwide for their beautiful — and delicious — macaroons.
Submitted by Kari Shimizu, Facebook
16. Porto's Bakery — Los Angeles
Locations: In Burbank, Glendale, and Downey
"There's a reason the lines are always out the door and wrapping around the building. Their cakes are great, but my favorite treats are the mango mousse, fruit tarts, and their famous cheese rolls."
Submitted by Jina
17. Amélie’s Bakery — Charlotte, North Carolina
Location: 2424 N Davidson St.
"It's open 24/7/365, and they have anything you could ever imagine. The atmosphere is great too!"
Submitted by Sophia