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Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 1:11 PM
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The bakery biz has been tough for the last 20 years what with diets and in supermarket bakeries. There are not a lot left, and most of those just cook/finish a frozen shipped in product. Butler's Donuts in Westport Mass, or Wright's Dairy in RI are the types of places that I am thinking about as being "real".

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 1:23 PM
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We just lost ours, dammit! Firehouse Bakrey at the intersection of Rts 2 and 8 in Norridgewock Maine. Very well thought of, a couple of national magazine wrtie-ups, and great doughnuts at 0500. They were doing fine, but the folks just got tired of getting up early. Closed last week. very sad.
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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 1:26 PM
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Originally posted by tmiles

The bakery biz has been tough for the last 20 years what with diets and in supermarket bakeries. There are not a lot left, and most of those just cook/finish a frozen shipped in product. Butler's Donuts in Westport Mass, or Wright's Dairy in RI are the types of places that I am thinking about as being "real".

There are several bakeries near me, although not one of them is a doughnut place. There used to be a Dunkin' Doughnuts not too far away, but it shut down several years ago.

Whoops, I forgot, there's a Tim Horton's about a mile down the road.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 1:32 PM
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There are plenty of Bakeries and Donut Shops here in Rhode Island!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 1:37 PM
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Originally posted by tmiles

The bakery biz has been tough for the last 20 years what with diets and in supermarket bakeries. There are not a lot left, and most of those just cook/finish a frozen shipped in product. Butler's Donuts in Westport Mass, or Wright's Dairy in RI are the types of places that I am thinking about as being "real".

There are several bakeries near me, although not one of them is a doughnut place. There used to be a Dunkin' Doughnuts not too far away, but it shut down several years ago.

Whoops, I forgot, there's a Tim Horton's about a mile down the road.


I never thought of a Dunky as a "real" bakery. I just thought that they were money machines!!! I am surprised to hear that one closed down.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 1:43 PM
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My town is 80% Mexican, and there are numerous small Panaderias dotting the city. The bread, rolls and sweets that come out of these places are to die for. The Pan de Leche (Milk Bread) rolls are the next best thing to my late Georgia Grandmother's yeast rolls. You will find no better cookie than the sticky, golden brown mounded macaroons that come from a Mexican bakery.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 2:08 PM
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There is a true bakery out near where we live, on the west side of Columbus, called The Old World Bakery," and it is just that. They have the yummiest items on earth. Seldom see a small "Mom and Pop type" bakery anymore. We try to shy away from baked goods in the supermarkets, donut shops, etc., but when we want a real bakery treat, we head for Old World.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 2:18 PM
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See, I don't think of doughnut shops as being bakeries: doughnut shops make doughnuts, and bakeries make breads and rolls and cookies and things like that. They're two different things.

That said, there's no shortage of either in my immediate neighborhood. I live just a few blocks from Clear Flour Bakery in Brookline, which is just a tiny little place but has developed a reputation as possibly the best bakery in the entire Boston metro area. They specialize in breads of the giant crusty loaf style, although they also do both a mean baugette and an absolutely exquisite pullman loaf, not to mention excellent dinner rolls. But mostly I go there for the pastries: croissants, brioche, pain au chocolat, the best oatmeal raisin cookies on earth, raspberry almond bars, fruit tarts, miniature pound cakes, monkey bread, sticky buns, and this utterly magical thing called a bostok, which is a thick slice of brioche topped with frangipane and sliced almonds and toasted. They've also been developing a line of savory pastries: the gruyere croissants and the ham and cheese pinwheels are amazing.

Also in the neighborhood, there's Twin Doughnuts, which some people rate highly and I think is absolutely nothing special, and a pair of Asian bakeries, one of which specializes in buns and those rice-flour crullers (my father-in-law is utterly mad for those) and another of which that does those too but also specializes in those big sponge cakes with the fresh fruit and mousse fillings.

All of these places are less than a five-minute walk away. Slightly further out -- not quite a ten-minute walk -- is Kupel's, on Harvard Ave at Fuller Street in Brookline, which turns out spectacular bagels and bialys. (They also have an excellent line of store-made schmears, my favorite being the Miami Lox, which involves copious amounts of chives.) Unfortunately, I don't get to Kupel's as much as I'd like, because the urge for a lazy late morning bagel breakfast almost always hits on Saturday, when of course Kupel's is closed.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 2:26 PM
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We don't have any bakeries here any more but I sure do have fond memories of the ones that we did have. I remember we used to have a Holsum bakery here back when I was a child. On Sunday afternoons, we would go visit my Grandmother and on the way home, we would come by the bakery where they would have just finished baking a batch of bread. We would go inside and buy hot loaves fresh from the oven-they would put it down in a paper bag-unwrapped-one loaf would never make it home-we would eat it by the chunks on the way.
Then we had a sweets bakery called Pat a Cake-on our birthdays, we would always have a cake from Pat a cake, but the rest of the year, I remember buying cinnamon rolls, Spanish bar cakes, cream puffs and many other specialties.
Now all we have is the grocery store bakeries - which proabably all use some type of mix or frozen dough.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 3:59 PM
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This has been a sore topic for me since I moved south 12 years ago. At least here in Carolinas, bakery means Kroger, Harris Teeter, or Publix. No such thing around here as "neighborhood bakery".

I grew up in wonderfully multi-ethnic Pittsburgh, where going to the bakery made necessary the decision of what type of bakery....Ukranian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian? You had them all. Plus we even had two bakery "chains" that would humiliate the best grocery store bakery existing. Favorite Christmas memory was trip to Ukranian bakery in absolutely wretched part of town, but the goods were incredible. Average age of bakery staff was about 75 and majority did not speak English. Haven't tasted pastries, cookies or breads like that since. I would KILL for a good nut or apricot strudel!!!!!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 4:26 PM
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Originally posted by CarolinaBill

This has been a sore topic for me since I moved south 12 years ago. At least here in Carolinas, bakery means Kroger, Harris Teeter, or Publix. No such thing around here as "neighborhood bakery".

I grew up in wonderfully multi-ethnic Pittsburgh, where going to the bakery made necessary the decision of what type of bakery....Ukranian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian? You had them all. Plus we even had two bakery "chains" that would humiliate the best grocery store bakery existing. Favorite Christmas memory was trip to Ukranian bakery in absolutely wretched part of town, but the goods were incredible. Average age of bakery staff was about 75 and majority did not speak English. Haven't tasted pastries, cookies or breads like that since. I would KILL for a good nut or apricot strudel!!!!!


That's really sad. I didn't realize there were places with no real bakeries. Come to the North Shore of Chicago - we have the Deerfield Bakery, which has wonderful cookies and cakes. And in the city of Chicago, on the North Side, the House of Fine Chocolates on Broadway Ave. makes wonderful cakes.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 5:38 PM
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danimal is right on with Deerfield's

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=2439

there is also Sweet Mandy B's in Chicago. Authentic homemade baked goods.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 6:08 PM
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It is sad about the state of our bakeries. We have some excellent bread makers here in Knoxville. I only know of one bakery. It used to be by my house and was run by a couple that graduated from some fancy chef bakery type school and it was excellent. they moved 4 - 5 years ago and I do not know if they are still in business.
There used to be a neat one in Cleveland, OH on W. 25, right near Farmer's Market, not suire if it si still there. I was at a good one in Newark, DE about 6 weeks ago, right near campus.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 7:39 PM
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Here in DFW area lots of places call themselves bakeries they sell Donuts, what they call Cinnamon Rolls and the hottest seller here, sausage Rolls which are cocktail smokies wrapped in dough (for a real treat try the ones stuffed with cheese) I would pay just to walk into a real bakery just for the smell!

I just read about a "real" bakery that opened about 10 miles from my home. It's closed Sunday's???????????????

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 11/30/04 8:20 PM
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I live just a few blocks from Clear Flour Bakery in Brookline, which is just a tiny little place but has developed a reputation as possibly the best bakery in the entire Boston metro area.


Ooooohhhh you are lucky. They have some FINE breads. My area in NY still has a lot of good bakeries. Many are my favorite kind, Italian bakeries. A good canoli is one of life's great pleasures!


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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 10:09 AM
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My area in NY still has a lot of good bakeries. Many are my favorite kind, Italian bakeries. A good canoli is one of life's great pleasures!



Have you had the canolis from Fiorlini's? It's a little place in the border zone between Chinatown and Little Italy, on Baxter St. just east of Canal. The canolis are the best I've ever had. Of course, if you know of any better, please let me know. I'll travel far and wide for a good canoli.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 10:25 AM
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The bakery biz has been tough for the last 20 years what with diets and in supermarket bakeries. There are not a lot left, and most of those just cook/finish a frozen shipped in product. Butler's Donuts in Westport Mass, or Wright's Dairy in RI are the types of places that I am thinking about as being "real".


*sigh* Now you've got me pining once again for the little donut shop that used to be in Chittanango, NY across from the Pizza Hut. My mother would take me with her early on Saturday mornings to the farmer's market in Syracuse, so we'd pass by at around 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning - soon after the first batch of donuts had finished! The taste of those warm chocolate and cinnamon donuts melting in my mouth is one of the memories I will take intact to my grave.

Is anyone here familiar with Rome, NY? That town has some great Italian bakeries. There's a place on James St. (Rt. 26) that has fantastic canolis - I think it's called Regina's. Just a few doors south of there is a tiny bakery that has the best Italian bread I've ever had. For cake and pastry heaven, though, not to mention phenomenal meals, go to the Franklin Hotel. I could make a meal of their Italian bread and garlic butter alone, and then the main course comes and I'm in ecstasy. Then when dessert time rolls around I move on to a whole new plane of existence. The chocolate torte is my favorite.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 10:30 AM
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Have you had the canolis from Fiorlini's? It's a little place in the border zone between Chinatown and Little Italy, on Baxter St. just east of Canal. The canolis are the best I've ever had. Of course, if you know of any better, please let me know. I'll travel far and wide for a good canoli.


I'll have to try Fiorlini's. I am partial to De Robertis on 1st ave and 10th street. They are especially good on holidays, when things are flying out of there real fast and the shells are always just minutes from the oven!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 12:29 PM
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In my neck of the woods (the Los Angeles area) bakeries are still very common. The closest to me is about 5 doors down from where I work-----small, but some good pastries. We have plenty of Chinese bakeries, Vietnamese and Mexican bakeries too. Still my favorites are the bakeries down in the Fairfax area----nothing like some streudel or poppy seed cake fresh from the oven at Schwartz or Diamond Bakery!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 12:38 PM
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Everyone should check out the many fine local bakeries still thriving in Pittsburgh, PA and the Western Pennsylvania area.

Here are three of my favorites:

Graham's Bakery in Mt. Lebanon (multiple locations) which have some of the best egg buns I have ever eaten. We bought two dozen for post Thanksgiving day turkey sandwiches. Also great cookies and breads.

Kribel's Bakery-Brookline section of Pittsburgh-great ethnic cookies, nutrolls, New Years "Pretzel" shaped danishes.

Potomac Bakery-Mt. Lebanon and Dormont-great homemade donuts, breads and the BEST WEDDING CAKES in Pittsburgh. The wedding cakes are beautiful and are beyond delicious!!!

Why did I post this??? Now I have a craving for some baked goods!!!


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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 12:43 PM
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I was just at this place yesterday - wonderful pies!

http://www.flyingsaucerpieshop.com/

Paulies is a restaurant here in Houston and they make the most delicious and beautiful cookies ever. They sometimes have different bars and brownies too.

A traditinal stop for us when traveling to West Texas is in Llano at the Llano bakery. It has been there for eons and they make these fruit bars that are really different.

I just love the smell of a bakery!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 1:26 PM
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I live in St. Petersburg FL and have a number of the old bakeries still around. Just up the street from me is an excellent german bakery called Cafe Mozart. They do an excellent job on pastries, breads, strudels, etc.

There also used to be a bakery on 49th St. N. near Kenneth City who made the best Kringles I have ever had. Unfortunately, he is now out of business due to health reasons and the person who took it over could not make a good Kringle to save his life. Fortunately, his wife of the previous baker now works at Kalupa's in Tampa and they make pretty near as good Kringles. Besides other excellent baked goods.

Tampa has Alessi's, numerous cuban and italian bakeries.

I just wish I had a bakery like the one near my brother up in Michigan City by the name of Truffles. Their butter cookies during the holidays are to die for. My brother ships me down some. Even though they don't ship well, I am ecstatic with what I get.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 1:29 PM
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I also have to say the baker on 49th made the best donuts also! If I could get past the Kringles.

John

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 1:39 PM
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I also have to say the baker on 49th made the best donuts also! If I could get past the Kringles.
John


John,

This is the place you're thinking of. I know it well.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/22791781.html?MAC=5f2988c9412ab058e71713ad46a1c25f&did=22791781&FMT=FT&FMTS=FT&date=&author=&printformat=1&desc=Kringles+bring+in+the+crowds+Series%3A+STORE+AROUND+THE+CORNER

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 2:14 PM
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

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Originally posted by RibDog

I also have to say the baker on 49th made the best donuts also! If I could get past the Kringles.
John


John,

This is the place you're thinking of. I know it well.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/22791781.html?MAC=5f2988c9412ab058e71713ad46a1c25f&did=22791781&FMT=FT&FMTS=FT&date=&author=&printformat=1&desc=Kringles+bring+in+the+crowds+Series%3A+STORE+AROUND+THE+CORNER


That is the one Kristi. Unfortunately, Klaus and Phyllis sold the bakery about a year and a half ago. Phyllis is the one working for Kalupa's in Tampa now.

Hope I did not stick my foot in my mouth on this.

John

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 3:18 PM
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Here in central ohio if i go to a bakery there is the FRENCH LOAF in Grandview with breads,pastries,tortes and cookies or SUISS SHOP near Polaris along the same lines and I can get my favorite Italian Creme cake at Mr's Goodmans in Worthington. No doughnuts at these bakeries..i look to Krispy Creme (a rare treat) A fantastic big cream puff can be found at Schmidt's German restaurant downtown. There is a great bakery we ran into in Cleveland in Little Italy where they had all sorts of little cookies to choose from, I lOVE that!! LONG live the bakeries of today and yesterday!! ps..Where have all the cupcakes gone??? Franklin Street Bakery in Minn, MN has wonderful cupcakes in their bakery..wish i was there now.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 12/1/04 4:25 PM
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Our town has had a hard time keeping a bakery going. There is a place on the edge of town that sells fresh produce and gardening products that now has pretty good bakery. I also just found out we have a Hispanic bakery, I’ve been meaning to get in there and see what’s up. The local Supervalu bakes bread from frozen I believe, I actually think their French bread is the best I’ve had, at least for making cheese bread.


I just purchased a Kitchen Aid mixer as I want to learn how to make my mothers homemade dinner rolls while she is still around, and sane.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Sun, 02/6/05 8:14 PM
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[:P]In Chillicothe on Main St. we have the New System Bakery which has been in town probably 50 years or so. Great breads and pastries.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Sun, 03/13/05 11:24 PM
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In Durham, NC, Guglhupf is a real, independent bakery, in the German tradition.

Weaver Street Market, in Carrboro, NC and Southern Village, near Chapel Hill, produces its own real organic bread -- good stuff.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 03/14/05 11:15 PM
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here is a good one!!
http://www.marquezbakery.com/

real close to my house

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Thu, 03/17/05 7:49 AM
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We're blessed. We have elmwood bakery, a tiny storefront operation that's been there longer than I've been alive. I believe since the late forties.
They have wonderful datenut cake with a very soft, fluffy frosting that's almost like sweet whipped cream. They do a lot of ethnic bakery, polish kolashke, jewish rye bread, as well as ecliars, donuts and the like. Two unusal things we love are their pecan sheets,a thin pastry baked then covered in chopped nuts and sugar, and a kind of boston cream pie made in an individual serving.
No website, this is an authentic old country bakery. Everything made in kitchen behind the store.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Fri, 04/15/05 3:13 AM
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Carlton - I know it's an old post about Cleveland bakeries, but maybe you were thinking about Lelolai Bakery on West 25th by the West Side Market? It's famous for flan and other Hispanic delicacies. [url]www.lelolaibakery.com[/url]

The other bakery near the market is Farkas Pastry Shoppe, on 27th and Lorain, a Hungarian bakery known for nut rolls and European tortes. Too bad it's only open on Friday and Saturdays. [url]www.farkaspastries.com[/url]

Someone mentioned a bakery in Little Italy, which has to be Corbo's - they make the best cassata cake I've ever had [url]www.corbos.com[/url]

I guess we're lucky in Cleveland, because I can think of many more little ethnic bakeries in Slavic Village, Parma, and Cleveland Hts. Of course, nothing replaces the old standard Hough Bakeries, the home of all my childhood birthday cakes. I've heard that one of their employees has a bakery on the east side that uses old Hough recipes, but I've never made it there.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 07/5/05 6:00 PM
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Being in Upstate NY we are blesed with many fine Bakeries, Bella Naploi in Troy NY and Latham NY and Vanilla Bean in Latham NY, these 2 are both great.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 07/5/05 7:10 PM
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My favorite bakeries in this area (St.Paul, MN): Roseville Bakery is a good, old fashioned bakery. Not upscale in the least but very, very good cakes. We get all our family birthday cakes there. I think some of their stuff is brought in, but they'll let you know what's made there if you ask.

For a little more upscale, I love Woulett's on Grand. Their cakes are good, too but almost literally twice the cost of Roseville. Woulett's rocks for Butter Boys, Brownies Enormous and Cherry-Cheese Crowns.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 07/5/05 8:48 PM
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I haven't seen a real one before I live just outside of Seary, Arkansas and I've been searching for one to make a cake for my sons first birthday in 2 months (can you believe it's been a year) there was one called Cakes & Creations but they closed...unfortunately searcy is known more for it's fast food than any bakeries..ugh if anyone knows of one lemme know ok?

Thanks
Crystal

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Thu, 07/7/05 3:23 AM
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Ed, Ralph's Grocery in the Valley is now selling some of the pastries from Diamonds! Poppy Seed Mandel Bread and Chocolate Rolls!

There is a great Mexican Bakery in Glendale that you have to stand in line it's that good. I'm thinking that the pastries are more Italian though.

Doesn't matter to me what kind they are... they are delicious!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Thu, 07/7/05 8:46 AM
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Rambach's on Cornelia St in Plattsburgh, NY fits the definition of a real bakery very closely. All sorts of in-house baked goods, great donuts, cakes, pies, as well as some more sophisticated stuff asc well.

Wally

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Thu, 07/7/05 9:57 AM
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Most of the bakeries here in Columbus, OH are now along the lines of Panera Bread or some other national chain. However, there are still a few great local ones around. The Goodie Shop in Upper Arlington is known for having the hard to find salt risign bread as well as some really good cinnamon sticks. Auddino's Italian bakery over next to the fairgrounds has really good sub buns and pizza dough. And Mozart's bakery and cafe (3 locations) has some of the best pasteries I've ever tried.

Hey Mark in Ohio, my father will be thrilled to see you mentioned the New Systems Bakery in Chilicothe. He grew up in that town and that bakery is one of the few places that has remained open from his youth. He tries to go every time he is in town.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Thu, 07/7/05 11:11 AM
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Well, here on Long Island, we have plenty of neighborhood bake shops, but they ARE dwindling - many of my long time favorites have closed, due in part, I would guess, to the full bakeries which are popping up in the big grocery stores (Waldbaum's, Stop and Shop, King Kullen's).
But, there are still enough here so that we choose the bakery depending on what we're shopping for! For pastries, one shop; for breads, another; for cakes, still another.
Yes, we have awful traffic, suburban sprawl, ridiclously expensive housing, taxes that would make anyone cringe....but bakeries, we've got plenty of 'em!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Thu, 07/7/05 11:22 AM
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Another on in Chicago's North Shore suburbs is:

Il Mulino
530 N Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040

847-266-0811

This is a family run bakery featuring Italian breads, cookies and pastries. Excellent quality.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 07/19/05 12:52 AM
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Portland has at least two excellent bakeries. Delphina"s Bakery makes excellent breads and tasty pastries. Also very good sandwiches. Delphina"s Bakery makes great cakes, cookies and other treats. Annie"s Donuts is a wonderful donut shop.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 07/20/05 3:57 PM
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To my knowledge, Knoxville, TN has no independent bakeries. We got Walmart who does some baking and Sams who does some baking and the local chain grocery stores but not artisan bakeries that I am aware of.

I sincerely wish we did. We have a small bakery on Kingston Pike that also does some Cuban food but it is somewhat off and on. I understand the owner may have been ill recently.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 07/20/05 4:03 PM
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In the Northeast Tennessee town of Greeneville, where I grew up, there's the Peggy Ann Bakery, in business since the 1950s. They're known for their cream horns, bachelor buttons, Danish pastries, doughnuts, and salt-risen bread.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 07/20/05 4:30 PM
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We have Potter's here in Traverse City. They make fantastic cakes and donuts and their butter cookies are to die for.

It's funny though, but one of the grocery stores locally has a great bakery dept and we used to always get out birthday cakes there!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 07/20/05 4:32 PM
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Most of the bakeries here in Columbus, OH are now along the lines of Panera Bread or some other national chain. However, there are still a few great local ones around. The Goodie Shop in Upper Arlington is known for having the hard to find salt risign bread as well as some really good cinnamon sticks. Auddino's Italian bakery over next to the fairgrounds has really good sub buns and pizza dough. And Mozart's bakery and cafe (3 locations) has some of the best pasteries I've ever tried.

Hey Mark in Ohio, my father will be thrilled to see you mentioned the New Systems Bakery in Chilicothe. He grew up in that town and that bakery is one of the few places that has remained open from his youth. He tries to go every time he is in town.

Don't forget The French Loaf on West Fifth and La Chatelaine on Lane Avenue.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 07/25/05 10:01 PM
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Smyrna, Georgia (suburban Atlanta) has McEntyre's Bakery, which has been in Smyrna for around fifty years. The father and sons are third and fourth generation bakers and they seem to be doing very well. My retail store was next door to them for twelve years and I was constantly amazed by how many customers they have. The fact that I have never been disappointed in anything I have bought from the over the past twenty years may explain their success.

Last month a 23 year old woman opened a bakery (Krystalins Bakery) very near my home in NE Cobb County, across the street from Lassiter High School - her alma mater. What I have tasted so far is quite good. It will be interesting to see how well she does. She is offering a wide range of danishes, muffins, bars, cookies, breads, pies, quiches, tarts and cakes - but she doesn't open until 8am. The late opening misses many people on their way to work, in my opinion. McEntyre's, mentioned above, opens at 6:30am so that they can catch those people on their way to work.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 07/26/05 5:35 PM
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Fortunately, there are some good independent bakeries left in St. Louis.

On The Hill, there are the Italian bakeries Missouri Baking and Vitale's. Around South City there's La Dolce Via, Carondelet (since 1875), Dad's Cookie, Black Bear (wonderful pumpernickel and rye). In South County there's Federhofer's, Lubeley's, and MacArthur's. Wei Hong and El Chico for the ethnic touch. Pastries of Denmark for the West County set. There are several more I'm sure, plus several independent doughnut places.

http://www.carondeletbakery.com/
http://www.ladolceviabakery.com/
http://www.dadscookies.com/

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Sat, 08/27/05 9:16 AM
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Just 20 Blocks Away -- "Gruenebaum's Bakery" In New York City.
http://gruenebaums.com/



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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Wed, 09/7/05 12:28 PM
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I grew up in Syracuse, and everyone knew these facts:
Donuts and Pies at Harrison Bakery
Wedding Cake at William's Bakery Dept.(store is now gone, bought by Peter's Grocery)
Italian Bread at Columbus Bakery
Cakes, Donut's at Partician's Snowflake Bakery
Italian Cookies!!! Canolli's, at Bella's Bakery (Moved to Baldwinsville, NY)

and some other good local places,
but I have to say, I can get it all at Wegman's, especially fruit tarts, specialty cakes, and other gourmet baking. They hire a pastry chef at every new store, and the artistry is quite impressive.

Thankfully, Wegman's is now in the DC area!


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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Sat, 10/15/05 2:18 PM
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The one thing I truly miss about my hometown: Burke's Bakery in Danville, KY. I grew up on their gingerbread men: the best in the business. They also make fresh a wide assortment of cookies and pastries, as well as fresh baked doughnuts every morning.

I lived almost right above the place for a while, and was working the 11-7 shift at a local nursing home. The smell as I was coming home - oh, the SMELL! - was just enticing, overpowering, and irresistable. Even the half price day old doughnuts were scrumptious. I always had to make a pit stop there before I went to my place upstairs.

They also bake all kinds of breads and pies. And I can't forget the butterflake rolls. They practically melt in your mouth.

There is no bakery here that is half as good as Burke's.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Sun, 10/16/05 10:06 AM
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I grew up in a European family bakery that my brother has since taken over. Alas, in DC, there are none that I have been able to find, except for the Heidelburg pastry shop, which is good on the pastry side, and is ok on the bread/bakery side. There are a couple of decent small chains - Corner Bakery being one of them -- but I find the prices really high. The Heidelburg Pastry shop in V I would really like to know if anyone has found others in the DC metropolitan area.


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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 10/24/05 10:10 AM
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I found a web site for a bakery that I mentioned earlier in this thread. www.wrightsdairyfarm.com They do a great job.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 10/24/05 11:29 AM
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Marberthenad, the best I've seen in DC are Marvelous Market and Firehook, mostly in the yuppier neighborhoods of NW. They are on the expensive side, but really much better than the Corner Bakery. Bread and Chocolate is also not bad (Chevy Chase, DC, and Capital Hill), but the service is uneven. There was a truly sincere, old-fashioned bakery called Heller's north of Tenleytown, but they folded within the last couple of years (neighborhood is jinxed, I think). Too bad...

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 10/24/05 12:09 PM
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DCtourist: I've got some co-workers who know of 1- a good jewish bakery, and 2- a good italian bakery.
I think both of them are out today, so once I catch up with them I ask.

They've brought stuff into work several times for special occasions from these bakeries, and it's good stuff.


and I agree that Tenleytown is jinxed, but it'll turn around with all those new condos. It's one of the last metro stops in NW to not have the restaurant, coffee shop, deli, etc. boom that other places have had. But then, UDC/Van Ness isn't all that great either. If it wasn't for the Calvert Woodley store, I don't think I would've ever been to that stretch on Connecticut Ave.


I notice a couple of new restaurants in Tenleytown the last time I was there...maybe a month ago.




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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 10/24/05 3:23 PM
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I just listed Atwood's Bakery in Alexandria, LA in the Roadfood Logbook-my review is "pending approval". They've recently started serving a soup/salad/sandwich lunch menu (both excellent and resonable), on top of being the only full-service bakery in the Cenla area that still makes thumbprint cookies with pecan flour and has a full-service coffee bar. They also make & sell their own gelato in 8 or ten different flavors. It's one of our favorite hang-out-and-munch places. If anybody's interested in more details just call 'em @ 318-445-5134!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Mon, 10/24/05 5:24 PM
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DCtourist: I've got some co-workers who know of 1- a good jewish bakery, and 2- a good italian bakery.
I think both of them are out today, so once I catch up with them I ask.

They've brought stuff into work several times for special occasions from these bakeries, and it's good stuff.


and I agree that Tenleytown is jinxed, but it'll turn around with all those new condos. It's one of the last metro stops in NW to not have the restaurant, coffee shop, deli, etc. boom that other places have had. But then, UDC/Van Ness isn't all that great either. If it wasn't for the Calvert Woodley store, I don't think I would've ever been to that stretch on Connecticut Ave.


I notice a couple of new restaurants in Tenleytown the last time I was there...maybe a month ago.


Bring 'em on! Musings re. Tenleytown - Angelica's pizza in Tenleytown is not bad (small chain). It's a little south of there, almost north Georgetown, but Cafe Ole is great. Oh, and Yosaku's sushi is fabulous. Never liked TwoJay's/Krupin's/whatever it's called now. Stay away from Neisha Thai.

I never understood why Van Ness is so dead, in contrast to Cleveland Park. Is it really that demographically different?

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 10/25/05 10:42 AM
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I think Van Ness is dead, because of the types of business that were there...furniture shops, offices, electronic stores, and the school crowd never brought much business in, probably because it's such a commuter school.
Demographically, it's the same. If you look at the houses off of Connecticut Ave from Cleveland...heck from Woodley to Chevy Chase, it's all the same. There is absolutely no change in demographics. It's just the type of businesses that grew in Cleveland Park (restaurants) vs. those in Van Ness (furniture, electronics, etc.)

I love Yosaku's sushi. It is good!
The only Thai I eat in NW is Fourty-Nine Twelve on Wisconsin Ave (4912)
IMO, that's the best Thai in NW. Much better than Jandara.

Angelica's is definately Georgetown, if I have the right place...next the Chinese restaurant?

I like Kavanaughs Pizza Pub on Wisconsin (Faccia Luna), and a little place called Cappuccino's also on Wisconsin Ave in G'Town.

Tenleytown has a couple other interesting places too, like the Dancing Crab (although Bethesda crab shack is better) and Guapo's. Which isn't great food at all, but their Margarita's and happy hour is a deal and a half.

If you've never been to the Calvert Woodley for wine, cheese and meats, you should really give it a try. Between C-W and Pearson's, you can find a host of wine steals.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 10/25/05 1:41 PM
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OK, the jewish Bakery in the DC area is out in Germantown called Katz Grocery.
It's just the bakery in the jewish grocer.

The good thing about Katz is that none of the baked goods have either meat or dairy, so you it can be used for any kosher meal. (On the other handm there's no dairy...which means no butter)
But this is a good kosher bakery with some pretty good stuff.

My co-worker warned, "the workers are a bit snide."
I guess customer service is not their strong suit.

I'm still working on that Italian bakery where we had the italian cookies from.

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 10/25/05 1:43 PM
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The only Thai I eat in NW is Fourty-Nine Twelve on Wisconsin Ave (4912)
IMO, that's the best Thai in NW. Much better than Jandara.

Angelica's is definately Georgetown, if I have the right place...next the Chinese restaurant?

I like Kavanaughs Pizza Pub on Wisconsin (Faccia Luna), and a little place called Cappuccino's also on Wisconsin Ave in G'Town.

Tenleytown has a couple other interesting places too, like the Dancing Crab (although Bethesda crab shack is better) and Guapo's. Which isn't great food at all, but their Margarita's and happy hour is a deal and a half.

If you've never been to the Calvert Woodley for wine, cheese and meats, you should really give it a try. Between C-W and Pearson's, you can find a host of wine steals.

Love C-W liquors - esp. for their bagels and cheese "treasures." They have great sales, too. Angelica's is right by Whole Foods and Starbucks in Tenleytown. Who woulda guessed about 4912! Will have to check it out. Thanks, neighbor!

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RE: Is there a real bakery near you? - Tue, 10/25/05 3:41 PM
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Ah yes. I know the place (Angelica's) that you're talking about. I haven't been there. I may give it a try if I'm in the AU neighborhood and need a slice. I can't recall the name of the pizza place I was thinking about, next to Safeway attached to a chinese restaurant.

I didn't know C-W had bagels! next trip, for sure. thanks for the nugget!

Pearson's (on Wisconsin Ave in Glover Park) has some great wine deals too. You can sign up for their email listings and email pricing.
Steve does a great job buying great wines for a steal and passing the savings along.





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