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Best Bakery

Big Sky Bread Co.

509 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 662-6070

Posted 9/18/1996

We tend to judge bakeries by their aroma, and the warm, wonderful smell that welcomed us on our first visit to the Big Sky Bread Company has made us its slave. Now we eagerly drive the extra miles to buy our bread at Big Sky rather than the grocery store. This is a bread bakery, so don’t come in here looking for a cake or bagels (which you could purchase across the street at Sam’s), although you will find a small assortment of cookies, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. The bread selection changes daily and depends on the whim of the baker, but you can count on a couple of different “classics” (honey whole-wheat, unbleached white, light oat-cracked) as well as a few specialty breads (cinnamon-walnut-raisin, challah, sauerkraut sourdough rye) to appear on the menu board on the back wall. If the smell isn’t enough to convince you, the samples laid out by the cash register will have you grabbing for your wallet. And being addicted to Big Sky has its privileges, most obviously membership in the store’s discount club, which offers a free loaf for every dozen you purchase.

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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

Patisserie Poupon, 9/15/1999

Stone Mill Bakery, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Big Sky Bread Co.:

Best Mysterious Closure of a Local Landmark, 9/20/2006

Best Fancy Breakfast, 9/22/2004

Best Granola, 9/19/2001

Best Bread, 9/17/1997

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