Tom's Top Spots

El Gallo Bakery

People line up early in the morning to get their pan dulce, aka sweet bread, a category of Mexican pastry that comes in many varie …

Santarpio's Pizza

Santarpio's Pizza is the place to indulge in sausage and peppers. Their handmade sausage is charred over an indoor grill and serve …

The Greenhouse Tavern

Head to this hip tavern for your fry fix. Michael Symon favors the Gravy Frites, which are cooked in duck fat and then smothered w …

Lodge Bread Company

Owners and chefs Alex Phaneuf and Or Amsalam are bread rock stars. Inside their Culver City bakery, they experiment with ancient g …

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Food Network chefs can’t get enough of this cafe’s tantalizing treats that have been featured on four shows. Giada is crazy about …

Bien Cuit

Since opening its doors in July of 2011, Bien Cuit has received heaps of well-deserved praise for their must-try baked goods. When …

Gendusa Bakery

This bakery has been cranking out loaves 20 hours a day, seven days a week since 1922. John Gendusa, the great grandfather of the …

Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

Retired NFL quarterback Ron Bartell opened Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles to help boost a stretch of Detroit’s famed Avenue of Fashion. …

Termini Brothers

Since 1921, this bakery has been the destination for the Holy Grail of Italian desserts: the cannoli. Each batch contains a little …

Vito's Pizza

Anyone who says they haven’t had great pizza in L.A. hasn’t been to Vito’s. This unassuming shop is the place for New York-style p …

Pagu

Pagu is an Asian-Spanish tapas restaurant sandwiched between MIT and Harvard. Owner and chef Tracy Chang’s menu is a mix of tradit …

Sarcone's Deli

The Junk Yard Special at Sarcone's Deli is anything but a pile of junk. Owner Anthony Bucci stuffs mozzarella, provolone, spinach, …

Federal Donuts

The menu here is simple: doughnuts, fried chicken and coffee. The Korean-style chicken is twice-fried to create an extra-crunchy c …

Sister Pie

After working in New York’s best pastry shops, Lisa Ludwinski came home and started Sister Pie. Don’t miss the Banana Pete, a moun …

Gian Piero Bakery

Gian Piero Bakery is an Italian-American icon and a great place for pastries, bread and legendary rainbow cookies.

Canter’s Deli

This late-night California spot is known for its old-school vibe and standout menu rife with Jewish deli staples. A favorite is th …

Maria's Pastry Shop

Boston’s North End is a mecca for Italian bakeries like Maria’s Pastry Shop. The owner, Maria Merola, is famous for her no-nonsens …

Oda House

Georgian cuisine is all about rich meats, great wine and bread. At Oda House, chef and owner Maia Acquaviva serves almost 20 diffe …

Cafe Reconcile

Since 2001, Café Reconcile has been training at-risk youth in the restaurant business while serving up soul-filled classics.

Beiler’s Bakery

Beiler’s Bakery, located in Reading Terminal Market in Philly, is the place for the ultimate sticky bun. Based on an old-school Pe …

Creme Caramel LA

Owner Kristine de la Crus experiments with funky, Filipino-inspired crème caramel at her bakery. Her recipes combine traditional F …

Al Ameer Restaurant

Lebanese restaurant is a family legacy carried on by Abbas Ameer. Try their classic shawarma and pillowy pita baked in a pita oven …

Chene Modern Bakery

Chene Modern Bakery opened in the 1930s, one of their specialties is the paczki, fruit-stuffed Polish doughnuts served with cream.

Zimmer's Seafood

Zimmer’s uses the nearby Gendusa Bakery for their famous shrimp po’ boys.

The Doughnut Project

This fun graffiti- and Star Wars-themed doughnut shop is churning out some of New York City’s most-inventive and -unique flavors. …

Masri Sweets

Masri Sweets is a Dearborn, Michigan institution famous for Middle Eastern desserts. People come from all over for the kunafa, mel …

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