Gold Winner Julien’s Patisserie Bakery & Cafe
Silver Winner Boulangerie la Vendéenne
Bronze Winner Gingerbread Haus Bakery
Julien’s Bakery brings carb love to a whole new level. Tucked neatly into the Hydrostone Market, this is your stop for anything baked with butter, covered in cocoa or dusted lightly with icing sugar. Coveting poppy seed bagels? Crazy for raisin bread? Manager Alicea Colwell says their almond croissants are to die for. For breads, Good Hearth is a bestseller, baked with sunflower, flax and mustard seeds. All breads are hand-shaped and baked in a wood-fired oven, so the bread is “nice and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.” Never worry about what to bring to your in-laws’ dinner party again.