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

Soft, warm bread is the most essential food of humanity.Vote now for 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?

Vote in our poll below for your absolute favorite bakery in St. Louis. 

The voting period will take place from today until Aug. 17 at midnight. Winners will be announced on Aug. 24. 

Chris Helfer July 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM
You left the best bakery out of your poll! Helfer's Pastries and Deli Cafe
joan daily July 31, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Cose Dolci and Free Range in Ferguson (along with Helfer's in Florissant) are outstanding and in North County. One would think Florissant Patch might promote the area's bakeries a bit more.
jeff mullersman July 31, 2012 at 06:56 PM
It is my understanding that the names listed were nominated by the general public, not chosen by Patch.
Aja J. Junior (Editor) July 31, 2012 at 07:54 PM
That would be correct, Jeff. The nomination period was open to the public for a couple of weeks. From those nominations, these are the nominees that can now be voted on.
dr August 05, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Helfer's deep butter cake, yummy!
Donna Mullersman August 09, 2012 at 06:19 PM
de.lish is the best all around from Breakfast to Lunch and Dinner. Just remember to save room for the Cheese cake!!!!!
Joanne Worobec August 09, 2012 at 09:40 PM
great place!
Dennis Mullersman August 09, 2012 at 10:20 PM
de.lish is the best place in Florissant!!!!! Please stop by
FMQ August 15, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Totally agree, Helfers is the best in Florissant! Too bad nominations are done this way...
Marie Cassout August 15, 2012 at 02:46 PM
De.lish is conviently located on Florissant Road and St. Catherine, just right up the street from a lot of us. The staff is always friendly and accomadating. The food is fabulous. I recently celebrated my birthday with an entire chocolate explosion cheesecake. Yes I shared. I had quiche for breakfast on my birthday and i received a gift certificate from my granddaughter. My husband and I used that gift certificate last night. I should have gone with my favorite Harvest Salad but opted for the sliders, I was not disappointed, yum!
Angela Atkinson August 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM
de.lish definitely lives up to its name! :)
Denise Blanco August 15, 2012 at 05:34 PM
De.lish Cheesecake Bskery and Cafe!
Denise Blanco August 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
De.lish Cheesecake Bakery and Cafe! Absolutely de.lish
jeff mullersman August 15, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Charlene, far as I can see there are only two ways the Patch can do this. One, the public nominates the business, as it was done here, or two the Patch does. If the Patch does it, I think it could be viewed as bias. I have a lot of respect for all on the list, I think Helfers does a great job, I have enjoyed several things from there. If I need a strawberry filled cake, guess where I get it. I really think the only way to make this better would be to have specific polls, but then you would have 10 different categories for bakery. I must say though, the Patch is committed to small businesses in North County and all of St. Louis and I commend them for the fantastic job that they do and the support they give to us all. Everyone on this list should get an award for being able to survive and put food on their tables in this economy. They are all the best at what they do.
Anna Prater August 17, 2012 at 03:26 PM
4 Seasons Bakery! In St. Charles, is the bomb diggity! Aggie and Aaron Groff are wonderful people with magical baking hands! I love that place! Everything is fresh! German breads, tarts, crumb coffee cakes, muffins, sweet breads, every type if decadent pies, cakes, cookies, scones, chocolate, flourless cakes, hummus, cake bombs, lemon bars, all sorts of brownies, mmmm my favorite is their, orange lavender olive oil cakes, and moist chocolate summer squash bread, mmm! They are always so kind, and apprieciative, good people, you wanna go in there just to get free smells of wonderful goodness baking, and to chit chat. I love this place! I have friends who come from as far as wentzville and florrisant who enjoy these wonderful delights produced from 4 SEASONS!
Matt Prater August 17, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I love when my wife (Anna prater) brings home treats from 4 seasons bakery! Great stuff!
Matt Prater August 17, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I love when my wife (Anna prater) brings home treats from 4 seasons bakery! Great stuff!
Kalen Ponche August 17, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Anna and Matt - don't forget to vote in the poll!
rob hampton August 18, 2012 at 01:47 AM
4 seasons reminds me of Cose Dolci, one of the two gems in Ferguson. Too bad my favorite bakeries are not the kind to shill for votes online.
Mike Federhoff August 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Who is shilling for votes?

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