El Brazo Fuerte Bakery, Miami and Karla Bakery, Miami placed 20th and 40th respectively on The Daily Meal’s list of America’s 50 Best Bakeries. Click here for the slideshow  

From consultations with some of the most notable experts in the field including François Payard, Dominique Ansel, Pichet Ong, and Eric Kayser, to a careful analysis of the more than 6,000 retail bakeries nationwide, from Oakmont, PA to Sioux Falls, SD,  The Daily Meal turned their attention to America’s finest bread and pastry institutions – just in time to pick-up dessert for one of many upcoming holiday parties.

About the ranking…  According to the Daily Meal: “In order to assemble our ranking, we sorted through more than 1,400 bakeries and whittled it down to America’s top 50 using the criteria of:  whether they bake both breads and pastries (we didn’t exclude them if they don’t however), originality, how long they've been around for, if they have notable and award-winning chefs, if they make all their baked goods from scratch, and their buzz factor.”

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