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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
The Little Tart Bakeshop

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
La Calavera (Permanently Closed)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Hell Yeah Gluten Free

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Proof Bakeshop

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best new bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Proof Bakeshop

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Highland Bakery Midtown
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Highland Bakery Midtown
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

The Little Tart Bakeshop
When it comes to pastry in Atlanta, there's one counter that forever tempts us and confounds our ability to choose just … one … thing. If we could, we'd hand over a Nobel Prize in pastry to the Little Tart Bakeshop, and then we'd stuff our faces with all the heavenly croissants and unreasonably complexmore...
When it comes to pastry in Atlanta, there's one counter that forever tempts us and confounds our ability to choose just … one … thing. If we could, we'd hand over a Nobel Prize in pastry to the Little Tart Bakeshop, and then we'd stuff our faces with all the heavenly croissants and unreasonably complex scones and delightfully savory ham puffs and Vidalia onion galettes. And, dear god, if it's Saturday, yes we'll take a cinnamon-sugar morning bun. And maybe one of those decadent salted caramel nut tarts for dessert. And then … less...

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Highland Bakery - Old Fourth Ward

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Highland Bakery - Old Fourth Ward

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Highland Bakery - Old Fourth Ward

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Runner-up: Highland Bakery


655 Highland Ave., 404-586-0772, www.highlandbakery.com

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Runner-up: Highland Bakery


655 Highland Ave., 404-586-0772, www.highlandbakery.com

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Alon's Bakery and Market

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Runner-up
Highland Bakery
655 Highland Ave., 404-586-0772, www.highlandbakery.com

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Runner-up
Highland Bakery
655 Highland Ave., 404-586-0772, www.highlandbakery.com

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best Heaven On Earth For Fresh-Food Lovers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)
We've always loved the original Alon's, but the shiny new ALON'S PARK PLACE has what the original lacks: space. And that space allows for more – more wonderful cheeses overseen by expert Tim Gaddis, more fantastic and eclectic wines (and a wine bar!), and more great packaged goods and giftymore...
We've always loved the original Alon's, but the shiny new ALON'S PARK PLACE has what the original lacks: space. And that space allows for more – more wonderful cheeses overseen by expert Tim Gaddis, more fantastic and eclectic wines (and a wine bar!), and more great packaged goods and gifty housewares. And Alon's signature baked goods, sandwiches and prepared foods are just as exacting and tasty at this northside outpost as they are in Morningside. less...

Best Heaven On Earth For Fresh-Food Lovers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Alon's Park Place
We've always loved the original Alon's, but the shiny new ALON'S PARK PLACE has what the original lacks: space. And that space allows for more – more wonderful cheeses overseen by expert Tim Gaddis, more fantastic and eclectic wines (and a wine bar!), and more great packaged goods and giftymore...
We've always loved the original Alon's, but the shiny new ALON'S PARK PLACE has what the original lacks: space. And that space allows for more – more wonderful cheeses overseen by expert Tim Gaddis, more fantastic and eclectic wines (and a wine bar!), and more great packaged goods and gifty housewares. And Alon's signature baked goods, sandwiches and prepared foods are just as exacting and tasty at this northside outpost as they are in Morningside. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Bread Garden
549-5 Amsterdam Ave. 404-875-1166 Not only does BREAD GARDEN provide bread to some of Atlanta's best restaurants, it sells its perfect loaves directly to the public as well. The small shop in the Amsterdam Walk shopping center also sells sandwiches, pastries and amazing cookies. Now, if only owner Katharinemore...
549-5 Amsterdam Ave. 404-875-1166 Not only does BREAD GARDEN provide bread to some of Atlanta's best restaurants, it sells its perfect loaves directly to the public as well. The small shop in the Amsterdam Walk shopping center also sells sandwiches, pastries and amazing cookies. Now, if only owner Katharine Krasnow would start selling those incredible almond croissants to the public.. less...

Best Bakery for the Quaintest Cakes BOA Award Winner

Highland Bakery
The cakes at HIGHLAND BAKERY aren't like the ones you might find at those fancy cake makers, where towering layers impose in their perfection. Instead, there's something comfortably homey, with a fair dose of bohemian chic, in the rows of cakes dressed with orange and yellow daisies and other unpretentiousmore...
The cakes at HIGHLAND BAKERY aren't like the ones you might find at those fancy cake makers, where towering layers impose in their perfection. Instead, there's something comfortably homey, with a fair dose of bohemian chic, in the rows of cakes dressed with orange and yellow daisies and other unpretentious adornments. From carrot and coconut to traditional chocolate or yellow, the cakes' ingredients are organic and as wholesome as can be without compromising taste. Or, as one fan puts it, she'd like to bathe in Highland Bakery's buttercream frosting. The bakery's sweet-potato pancakes are nothing to scoff at, either - and serve as the perfect excuse to pick up a special-occasion cake during breakfast hours. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Bread Garden (Permanently Closed)
Not only does BREAD GARDEN provide bread to some of Atlanta’s best restaurants, it sells its perfect loaves directly to the public as well. The small shop in the Amsterdam Walk shopping center also sells sandwiches, pastries and amazing cookies. Now, if only owner Katharine Krasnow would startmore...
Not only does BREAD GARDEN provide bread to some of Atlanta’s best restaurants, it sells its perfect loaves directly to the public as well. The small shop in the Amsterdam Walk shopping center also sells sandwiches, pastries and amazing cookies. Now, if only owner Katharine Krasnow would start selling those incredible almond croissants to the public … less...

Best Bakery for the Quaintest Cakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Highland Bakery - Old Fourth Ward
The cakes at HIGHLAND BAKERY aren’t like the ones you might find at those fancy cake makers, where towering layers impose in their perfection. Instead, there’s something comfortably homey, with a fair dose of bohemian chic, in the rows of cakes dressed with orange and yellow daisiesmore...
The cakes at HIGHLAND BAKERY aren’t like the ones you might find at those fancy cake makers, where towering layers impose in their perfection. Instead, there’s something comfortably homey, with a fair dose of bohemian chic, in the rows of cakes dressed with orange and yellow daisies and other unpretentious adornments. From carrot and coconut to traditional chocolate or yellow, the cakes’ ingredients are organic and as wholesome as can be without compromising taste. Or, as one fan puts it, she’d like to bathe in Highland Bakery’s buttercream frosting. The bakery’s sweet-potato pancakes are nothing to scoff at, either — and serve as the perfect excuse to pick up a special-occasion cake during breakfast hours. less...

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Alon's

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses.more...
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses. Balshan is also responsible for the fabulous gelato next door at What’s the Scoop. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses.more...
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses. Balshan is also responsible for the fabulous gelato next door at What’s the Scoop. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Alon's Bakery and Market

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Bread Garden (Permanently Closed)
Katharine Krasnow’s BREAD GARDEN is not the biggest bakery in town. But it’s been our favorite since it opened and instantly transferred 15 pounds of buttery raisin scones from the display case to our abdominal region. Krasnow, given to amiably chattering to herself after powderingmore...
Katharine Krasnow’s BREAD GARDEN is not the biggest bakery in town. But it’s been our favorite since it opened and instantly transferred 15 pounds of buttery raisin scones from the display case to our abdominal region. Krasnow, given to amiably chattering to herself after powdering her face with flour, treats bread as the living presence it is. Her raisin-nut bread makes beautiful music with many cheeses. Her country Italian loaf loves to become a sandwich. Her pastries? The safest sex we’ve ever had. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Star Provisions (Permanently Closed)
A goat cheese tart laden with fleshy figs dripping honey beckons to you while a golden cupcake sings its buttercream siren song. The retro-American and French-influenced cakes and pastries at STAR PROVISIONS might lure you to the bakeshop, but it's superstar baker Scott Klein's outstanding breads thatmore...
A goat cheese tart laden with fleshy figs dripping honey beckons to you while a golden cupcake sings its buttercream siren song. The retro-American and French-influenced cakes and pastries at STAR PROVISIONS might lure you to the bakeshop, but it's superstar baker Scott Klein's outstanding breads that will keep you coming back. Klein's crusty pain epi, chewy semolina and sweet and springy cherry pecan loaves are simply without equal in Atlanta. Spent grains from Dogwood Brewing are used to create the Dogwood spent bread, a dense, wheaty delight to sustain the heart and belly. "1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410. www.starprovisions.com" less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
"Alon's!"
When anyone asks us to recommend where to get a top-notch birthday cake, we hesitate about .05 seconds before responding "ALON'S!" Open since 1992, this charmer in the heart of Virginia-Highland has become the bakery of record in Atlanta. They dabble in just about everything you can do with flour, frommore...
When anyone asks us to recommend where to get a top-notch birthday cake, we hesitate about .05 seconds before responding "ALON'S!" Open since 1992, this charmer in the heart of Virginia-Highland has become the bakery of record in Atlanta. They dabble in just about everything you can do with flour, from traditional, rustic breads to meltingly good chocolate chip-pecan cookies to banana cream pies with just the right amount of crisp in the crust. Try the lamb sandwich or the bruschetta with radicchio and Gorgonzola if you're looking for something savory. "1394 N. Highland Ave., 404-872-6000. www.alons.com" less...

Best Coconut Cake (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Southern Sweets Bakery

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Alon's

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Star Provisions (Permanently Closed)
Yes, Alon's makes great cakes and their chocolate chip cookies are the best in the city. And yes, the chewy ciabatta and sloppy meatloaf sandwiches from The Bread Garden are memorable. But have you tried a raspberry and cream cheese cupcake from STAR PROVISIONS? Or sampled their crusty, deeply flavorfulmore...
Yes, Alon's makes great cakes and their chocolate chip cookies are the best in the city. And yes, the chewy ciabatta and sloppy meatloaf sandwiches from The Bread Garden are memorable. But have you tried a raspberry and cream cheese cupcake from STAR PROVISIONS? Or sampled their crusty, deeply flavorful breads? Or partaken of their fudgey brownies, brown butter tarts, or crispy, butter chocolate croissants? Do your sweet tooth a favor, head to the Westside and check this place out. "1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410. www.starprovisions.com." less...

Best Coconut Cake (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Metrotainment Bakery
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