Local Spotlight: Bakeshop

My sweet tooth is out of control. If I’m going to be completely honest, I blame my DNA. I know, that is a bit of a cop out, but go with me for a minute. You know how most moms won’t let children have candy? And when the children say they are hungry the moms offer a piece of fruit? My mom is probably the only mom in history to be shopping and ask her children “would you like to get a candy?” Now, this isn’t her fault either. She comes from a family of candy-holics. My mom’s maiden name is Carraway, but it might has well have been Candyway.

 

As an adult, I actively try every single day to curb my sweet tooth. I have finally gotten good at waiting and priortizing my sugar binges so that I enjoy treats that are really good and actually worth it rather than just going to the candy bowl in the office 27 times a day for one lousy Baby Ruth at a time.

Which leads me here, to Mecca:

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Bakeshop, so very appropriately named, is a bakeshop with delicacies aplenty.

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I have a tendency to make small talk, so I quickly learned that the bakery was actually started by a vegan baker, which is one of the reasons that they have delicious vegan and gluten-free options.

The very best? The macaroons. They even get festive for the holidays with Apple Butter, Pumpkin Spice, and Salted Caramel macaroons for fall!

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Bakeshop is only a two minute walk from my home, so I find myself there at all times of the day. I love that the time of day changes the clientele. In the morning, Bakeshop offers a limited (read: they found a few things they are wonderful at and perfected them) breakfast menu with classic treats like this ham and cheese croissant.

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Their coffee menu includes both classic favorites as well as holiday fare! All are advertised by a chalk artist that isn’t afraid to have a little fun with her “dranks.”

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I love that Bakeshop is slightly funky, very homey, and that it lets their delicious product do the talkin. Plus, I just love a good pun!

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It is the perfect place to enjoy a latte on a cold day, and a cookie (or seven).

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