Last summer Fernanda Capobianco (wife of pastry chef François Payard) opened the first retail location of Vegan Divas, bringing a glamorous spin to the world of vegan bakeries with sweets that taste more decadent than healthy. Here are her picks on what to eat.
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Stacy Fortner, Executive Pastry Chef at the Tom Douglas empire of restaurants in Seattle, points us toward her top 5 items to try at dahlia bakery.
At the new brick and mortar shop of beloved Portland farmers' market staple Petunia's Pies & Pastries, you don't have to be vegan or gluten-intolerant to appreciate the abundance of options in the display case (of which pies are just the beginning). Here are owner Lisa Clark's top picks in the shop.
At Huckleberry, everything looks good, so we asked co-owner Zoe Nathan for her top five picks. A unique smattering of sweets made the cut, including the shop's signature item: salted caramel squares.
This Boston area boulangerie is best known for its textbook-perfect baguettes, butter-laden brioche (weekends only), and heavy German ryes, but frankly the shop's sweets deserve their own post. Behold, a survey of just a few of their rustic, mostly French wares—all of which justify standing in the usual around-the-block line.
There's a ton of temptations at the Patisserie inside The Bazaar, José Andrés's tapas spot in Beverly Hills. Luckily, Chef de Cuisine Joshua Whigham has stepped in to give his top five picks for dessert.
Proof Bakery owner Na Young Ma says she went to pastry school to learn how to bake bread, and really doesn't have much of a sweet-tooth, which might be why her simple French-style pastries are so well balanced—especially her top 5 favorite items in the shop.
When you stop by Honoré Artisan Bakery in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, you'll be greeted by a pastry case full of crackly, caramelized pastries. Which to choose? Here are our 5 top picks.
In 2011, Kate McMillen started Lauretta Jean's as a farmer's market pie stand. Thanks to rave reviews and increasing demand, a second storefront has opened on SE Division. We stopped by to see what's baking.
At WildFlour Pastry in Charleston, SC, pastry chef Lauren Mitterer serves up a bevy of delicious treats. From killer cookies to her famous sticky buns, she gives us a guide to her top five favorites.
Azúcar in Ocean Beach is stocked with too many colorful temptations to count, from mini cakes to mojito cookies. So, what do you choose? We asked owner Vivian Hernandez-Jackson for her top five picks.
Pastry chef James Miller is the steady hand in the hot kitchen at Cafe Besalu, churning out trays of delicacies. Which of his treats should you order? The plain croissant is a given, and here are a few additional recommendations to round out your breakfast tray.
NE Alberta St. in Portland has an incredible lineup of food establishments. Dovetail Bakery, an all-vegan spot at the corner of NE 31st Ave. and Alberta, is one of them. What should you eat when you visit? Here's our top 6 picks.