America's Best Bakeries
Courtesy of Anne Ng
Bakery Lorraine, San Antonio, TX
Bouchon Bakery and culinary school alums Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell own this bakery in a 1920s home, which they redid with restored hardwood floors, art, and stainless-steel countertops. The pair takes a refined approach to American and French pastries, namely, plum upside-down cake, Pop-Tarts™, and frangipane tarts with seasonal fruit. Another customer favorite: macarons in sophisticated flavors like dark chocolate cassis, lavender honey lemon, and mojito with cucumber gelée and mint ganache.
Must-Try Item: A fig and goat cheese tart topped with a filo dough crown and a layer of honey and almonds. bakerylorraine.com