America's Best Bakeries

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From Charleston to L.A., these bakeries put a creative, seasonal twist on cupcakes, pies, and cookies.

La Mie, Des Moines

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Marble-topped tables piled with rustic Danish, fruit tarts, and croissants take center stage within this industrial space in Des Moines’s Kingman Place Historic District. It’s a feast for the eyes, and patrons get the instant gratification of being able to serve themselves before paying at the counter. Daily offerings scribbled on a chalkboard often include more hearty fare like avocado and red onion tartines or fromage omelettes. La Mie also takes artisanal bread baking seriously, shaping and scoring all dough by hand before baking it in an on-site deck oven.

Must-Try Item: The chocolate chip pistachio roll or the chocolate caramel tart. lamiebakery.com

America's Best Bakeries

La Mie, Des Moines

Marble-topped tables piled with rustic Danish, fruit tarts, and croissants take center stage within this industrial space in Des Moines’s Kingman Place Historic District. It’s a feast for the eyes, and patrons get the instant gratification of being able to serve themselves before paying at the counter. Daily offerings scribbled on a chalkboard often include more hearty fare like avocado and red onion tartines or fromage omelettes. La Mie also takes artisanal bread baking seriously, shaping and scoring all dough by hand before baking it in an on-site deck oven.

Must-Try Item: The chocolate chip pistachio roll or the chocolate caramel tart. lamiebakery.com

Sharyn Morrow / Flickr
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