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Best Bakery

Patisserie Poupon

820 E. Baltimore St., (410) 332-0390

Posted 9/15/1999

Ever since Patisserie Poupon moved into a forbidding block of Baltimore Street east of the harbor 13 years ago, we've marveled at its resiliency. Sure, the high-end bakery's collection of tarts, croissants, and other delectables has graced the dessert carts of a few restaurants. But we've often wondered how they've otherwise managed to keep their storefront business standing while so many buildings around them crumbled. Now that the block seems to be in mid-comeback, we can finally (we hope) stop worrying about whether our supply of lemon tarts, chocolate "bags," pears bathed in dark chocolate, and other goodies garnished with fresh berries and the like will be cut off. Here, the sterling quality of the product is everything. Poupon doesn't give you that neighborly, how-ya-doin'-hon feel of places like the Woodlea and Fenwick, preferring to deal with its clientele in a respectfully detached way. Which is to say that, while we've always felt that effeteness is hardly endearing, this is one place that has earned the right to be Francophilically snobbish.

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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

Woodlea Bakery, 9/18/2002

Fenwick Bakery, 9/13/2000

Stone Mill Bakery, 9/17/1997

Big Sky Bread Co., 9/18/1996

All Awards for Patisserie Poupon:

Best Gourmet Bakery, 9/16/2009

Best Cake, 9/17/2008

Best Bakery, 9/21/2005

Best Desserts, 9/19/2001

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