Is there anything more alluring than the smell of freshly baked bread or cookies that are still warm from the oven? These intoxicating scents take on an extra power in cities, where bakeries provide respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life and offer a moment of sweet reprieve. Whether you’re sipping on mint tea while enjoying a cookie at a tiny bakeshop in Charleston, or indulging in a croissant at a San Francisco café, these are spots where you can have your cake and eat it, too. Here are our picks for 10 of America’s best bakeries.
by Emily Wasserman