Best Bakery

Warm up with a homemade sweet roll or a Danish kringle at Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop (1319 Birch St., Eau Claire), which for the sixth year in a row has taken first place for Best Bakery in the Chippewa Valley. Sue’s has used the same scratch recipes for over 40 years, with specialties including freshly baked breads, pastries, decorated cakes, and custard angel foods. Find your sweet spot at second-place Great Harvest Bread Co. (4324 Southtowne Place, Eau Claire). For almost 20 years, Great Harvest has combined traditional methods with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to create simple, whole-grain breads and legendary goodies. When in Bloomer, visit Bohemian Ovens (905 Martin Road), an authentic, brick-oven bakery and restaurant. Their made-from-scratch goodies —  including European-style breads, pastries, and kolaches —  landed them in third place among poll voters. — Nealy Corcoran