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:
Bakeshop, so very appropriately named, is a bakeshop with delicacies aplenty.
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!
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.
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.”
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!
It is the perfect place to enjoy a latte on a cold day, and a cookie (or seven).