Best of the Valley 2021: Where’s the Best Bakery?

our readers have spoken, and here’s what they said in the latest poll

Ashly Curtis, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop, 1319 Birch St., Eau Claire.
Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop, 1319 Birch St., Eau Claire.

In our 2021 Best of the Chippewa Valley Poll, we asked our readers what their favorites (and sometimes least favorites) were in more than 300 categories. Here’s the voters’ take the sweetest category – Best Bakery!

1. Sue's Deluxe Bakeshop

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Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop (1319 Birch St., Eau Claire), with a wide array of homemade cookies, cinnamon rolls, and sweet danishes, takes the win for the eighth year in a row. With great care and concern for the community, Sue’s is always prepared with some fresh baked breads and buns.

2. The Nostalgic Bean

The Nostalgic Bean (1403 Lynn Ave., Altoona) sneaks its way into second place with mouth-watering, authentic French bakery goods, including shortbread, madeleines, and croissants.

3. Great Harvest Bread

Great Harvest Bread Co. (4324 Southtowne Place, Eau Claire) bakes bread to nourish the soul with fresh-milled 100% whole grain flour – and you may even find a sweet treat for your pet!

Hungry for something else?

Check out the full results of our Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll!