Best Cuban Pastries -- Vicky Bakery
This Cooper City bakery chain offers satiating Cuban-style empanadas, pastelitos, and Cuban coffee.
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, this local joint in Dania Beach has baked goods with a side of character. Ranked 2011 Best Breakfast in New Times, the restaurant serves goods baked in-house since 1957.
For delicious cakes and pastries as well as visits with friends in the gayborhood, the Wilton Manors Stork's location is your bakery. The restaurant is also open lateish, featuring happy hours from 9 to 10 p.m.
It's not just cream-filled Napoleons that we love at this super French bakery tucked in a shopping center on Route 1: There are the crusty baguettes, crepes, and cafe au lait as well as the market featuring French charcuterie.
This quirky restaurant has gotten a gourmet nod for an array of cakes, such as bananas foster or cappuccino loaf, also available as whole cakes for special occasions.
With New Yorkers come good bagels. A post from the Amateur Gourmet
led me to this Boca spot, a place I'm grateful to have learned about. Now that I have, I've dialed back my enthusiasm for Brooklyn Water Bagels
. (The water thing is a myth anyway.)
At this Colombian diner, I'm a fan of the savory cheese breads and the bunuelos, perfect timing for Christmas.
Though it's a tough call between this bakery and CroissanTime, I'm partial to the fresh-baked croissants here at this Hollywood bakery. Piping hot and flaky, the buttery pastry leaves its delicious mark your fingers and in your lap. Grab some napkins.
Who doesn't agree that bread at this artisan bakery is not sublime? A browned, crusty exterior and a beautiful crumb makes for delicious pane, though ciabatta and focaccia are equally as tempting.
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