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Readers' Choice 2012: Where is the Best Bakery in St. Louis?

Soft, warm bread is the most essential food of humanity. Help Patch find the best bread-makers in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

There is nothing like a piece of fresh, warm bread in the morning and St. Louis does not lack places to get quality bread.

From Sunset Hills-based (or Panera Bread, for you outsiders), to Webster Groves’ , just to name a few, St. Louisans turn to local bakeries when they want more than just plain, white wonder bread.

We need our readers’ help to find the best bakery in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Is there a place that makes croissants like no other? or perhaps scones or cupcakes? Nominate your absolute favorite bakery for our 2012 Readers’ Choice awards.

All you have to do is comment on this story to nominate a bakery. Don't forget to tell us why you picked the place!

Nominations can be made from today until July 9. Voting will begin thereafter. Make sure to tell all your friends and family to participate.

Bob Usher June 18, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Federhofer's Bakery
jeffery leathers June 18, 2012 at 03:06 PM
LaBonne Bouchee
Sam Sanders June 18, 2012 at 03:32 PM
J Noto in Saint Charles
Helen Etling June 18, 2012 at 04:10 PM
McArthurs on Olive Blvd
LjGivan June 18, 2012 at 04:24 PM
McArthur's Bakery!
Mom365247 June 20, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Celebrate Life-best cupcakes & cakes AND lovely people to work with!
Chief June 20, 2012 at 04:07 PM
EX-Cop Donut Shop in Oakville. A little bit of Sicily right here in south county. The best Belgian waffles and Bacon long Johns.
Terry Sibbitts June 22, 2012 at 08:21 PM
McArthurs Bakery-all locations!
kristenb June 23, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Lubeley's Bakery on Watson
Bobbi Stevenson June 23, 2012 at 03:05 PM
DE.LISH Old Town Florrisant
Julie Stolz June 23, 2012 at 04:51 PM
de-lish Old Town Florrisant!
Sue Hodschayan June 24, 2012 at 03:48 AM
MacArthurs in Kirkwood
Dena June 24, 2012 at 05:03 PM
De.Lish Old town Florissant
Laura Van de Riet June 24, 2012 at 07:13 PM
McArthur's wins easily! Best wedding cakes too!
Leah Diffey June 29, 2012 at 09:27 PM
4 Seasons Bakery located in St. Charles. You can find them at the Mapelwood Farmer's market too. It's owned by such a sweet couple with amazing treats.
Millie Sneed Steffe July 01, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Celebrating Life Cakes - Wildwood MO - Most Beautiful and Artistic Cakes and Best Tasting as well. Cup Cake Bar, Cookies, Volcanos etc. etc. still looking for something that is not the best of.... Sue the Owner is a true artist and a perfectionist in her cakes as well.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) July 01, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Thanks, Lisa and Millie, for nominating Celebrating Life Cakes in Wildwood. The staff there goes out of their way to help customize cakes for special events.
Sue Kurtz July 03, 2012 at 12:30 PM
4 Seasons Bakery in Saint Charles. Absolutely the most delectable pastries and cakes!
Angela Vincent July 06, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Missouri Baking Company - The Hill
jojo July 06, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Donut Drive In on Chippewa
awoaca July 08, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I remember when the original St Louis Bread Company opened @ Woodlawn & Manchester. It was so good I'd take bread and muffins to Chicago when I'd visit my family.
Aimee Dunne Zander July 09, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Black Bear Bakery on Cherokee Street! (yum... pumpernickel)

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