America's Best Bakeries

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

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse, Kansas City, MO

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Mud Pie has managed to do the near impossible: bake vegan goods that taste as good, if not better, than their traditional counterparts. Baker Ashley Valverde says the secret is countless hours of experimentation and the range of vegan ingredients now on the market. Mostess (a twist on a Hostess cupcake) and French Toast (a maple cinnamon, maple frosted cupcake) are among the award winners. Located in a two-story 1880s house, the bakery has an old-fashioned feel as well as ultra-fast Google Fiber broadband Internet.

Must-Try Item: The flaky cheddar sausage scone made with vegan cheddar and seitan sausage. mudpiebakery.com

America's Best Bakeries

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse, Kansas City, MO

Mud Pie has managed to do the near impossible: bake vegan goods that taste as good, if not better, than their traditional counterparts. Baker Ashley Valverde says the secret is countless hours of experimentation and the range of vegan ingredients now on the market. Mostess (a twist on a Hostess cupcake) and French Toast (a maple cinnamon, maple frosted cupcake) are among the award winners. Located in a two-story 1880s house, the bakery has an old-fashioned feel as well as ultra-fast Google Fiber broadband Internet.

Must-Try Item: The flaky cheddar sausage scone made with vegan cheddar and seitan sausage. mudpiebakery.com

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