The Most-Instagrammed Bakeries and Cafés in the United States in 2016
You can tell a lot about a destination by its bakeries.
One step in a French bakery in Paris, and you're in for some of the best croissants of your life. But it's not just a European thing; the United States has plenty of cafés and bakeries with their own specialty baked goods and drinks.
Instagram dove into the most-photographed places on the app, and found the top 15 bakeries and cafés that popped up on users' feeds.
From Thai iced tea in lightbulb-shaped glasses to world-famous beignets piled high with powdered sugar, you're sure to find a few new vacation spots on this list.
1. Café du Monde, New Orleans
Since 1862, Café du Monde has been slinging baked goods—the spot is most well known for their sugary beignets—to locals and visitors from around the globe. Expect to wait in line for some of their home-baked goodness.
2. Voodoo Doughnut, Austin, Texas
Chances are, you've never seen doughnuts quite like the ones from Voodoo Doughnut in Austin. Voodoo Doll Doughnuts, Bacon Maple Bar Doughnuts, Captain My Captain Doughnuts—each one has a name as quirky as the space they're sold from.
3. California Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Sold in a retro style roadside bakery, California Donuts has become a bit of a tourist attraction, and for good reason. Not only are the baked goods delicious, but the vibrant doughnut designs are great for getting that 'gram.
4. Georgetown Cupcake, Washington, D.C.
The best part about tis busy bakery is definitely the cupcakes, but the CupcakeCam that allows you to watch the cupcakes being made is a close second.
5. Levain Bakery, New York City, New York
Levain Bakery's giant cookies are the thing that keeps bringing people back again and again.
6. Carlo's Bakery, Hoboken, New Jersey
The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, serves his delicious baked goods from this spot just a train ride from New York City.
7. Balthazar Bakery, New York City, New York
This New York institution is known for its baked goods, especially the bread (try and catch it straight from the oven).
8. Donut Bar, San Diego, California
Doughnuts and craft beer: it's a pairing literally made in heaven. Luckily, you can find both of these things at Donut Bar in San Diego.
9. Spot Dessert Bar, New York City, New York
You may have seen the photos of Thai ice tea in lightbulb-shaped containers popping up all over your Instagram feed. Looking to recreate the photo op? Spot Dessert Bar is the place to go.
10. Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food, Austin, Texas
Go to Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food for the iced coffee and amazing baked goods, stay for a photo in front of the nearby "I love you so much" graffiti.
11. Extraordinary Desserts, San Diego, California
Cookies, tarts, cakes, brownies, cupcakes, ice cream—no matter what your sweet tooth craves, you can find it at Extraordinary Desserts in San Diego.
12. Leonard’s Bakery, Honolulu, Hawaii
Don't leave Leonard's Bakery without trying the Hawaii's Original Malasada and Pao Doce (Portuguese sweet bread).
13. Tartine Bakery, San Francisco, California
This cozy space is equipped with enough buttery breads to keep even the most hungry of bakery enthusiasts satisfied for a lifetime.
14. Five Daughters Bakery (12 South), Nashville, Tennessee
Five Daughters Bakery makes all of its baked goods fresh daily—you can keep tabs on the sweetness their churning out on the shop's Donut Cam.
15. Randy's Donuts, Inglewood, California
The giant doughnut on top of this roadside attraction is unmistakable—locals and visitors flock to the shop to fill up on doughnuts and other baked goods.