America’s bakeries have been cornerstones of their neighbourhoods for generations.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many immigrant families achieved the American Dream by opening their own mom-and-pop bakeries.
In the present day, they are lauded for their traditional, old-school approach and their freshly baked goods, which range from cookies to cakes.
There is no shortage of fantastic bakeries in New Jersey, but the one that made Mashable’s list of the best in the country is the one you should visit at all costs.
Since its opening in 1997, the French bakery Balthazar Bakery has become a New York City institution. The bakery moved across the Hudson River to Englewood within the last few years.
Balthazar is renowned for his bread and pastries, which include cookies, cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, croissants, scones, muffins, and pain au chocolat.
Balthazar, a brick building covered in vines, is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch. The enormous glass case stocked with enormous loaves of bread, pies, and pastries, as well as quiches and galettes, serves as the centrepiece.
Balthazar is a popular place to have breakfast or lunch, and it’s housed in a gorgeous brick building that’s been taken over by vines. The main fixture here is the sprawling glass case that’s filled with everything from quiche and galette to giant loaves of bread and pies.
The bakery has received rave reviews since its opening a few years ago. One reviewer has even claimed you can literally “smell the butter before you get in the door” and we cannot think of anything more incredible.
If you’re looking for a great bakery in the northern New Jersey area, definitely add Balthazar to your list.