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Eats and Drinks

Best Bakery

Woodlea Bakery

4905 Belair Road, (410) 488-7718

Posted 9/18/2002

Good old-time bakeries are an endangered species. The Woodlea is a stalwart amid the ever-dwindling sea of neighborhood bake shops, and we sincerely hope it never, ever goes away. We just feel better knowing there is always a place we can find the nostalgic treats of our youth--jelly turnovers, peach cake, schmeerkaase (a kind of German cheesecake)--that don't come from the conveyor belts of commercial bakers. To us, items such as these are Woodlea's most valuable currency, but we also appreciate the fluffy, warm-from-the-oven rolls, the assorted dainty cookies, the decadently sugary, gooey pastries, and the heartwarming sight of some or all of the above being gently tucked into taped-shut cardboard boxes.

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Other Awards for Best Bakery:

Goldman's Kosher Bakery, 9/17/2008

Fenwick Bakery, 9/19/2007

New System Bakery, 9/20/2006

Patisserie Poupon, 9/21/2005

Atwater's/Ploughboy Soups, 9/22/2004

Piedigrotta, 9/17/2003

Fenwick Bakery, 9/13/2000

Patisserie Poupon, 9/15/1999

Stone Mill Bakery, 9/17/1997

Big Sky Bread Co., 9/18/1996

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