Published: September 22, 2010
Numerous locations, including 529 E. Belvedere Ave., (410) 323-2396, atwaters.biz
Many bakeries excel at either bread or pastry. Ned Atwater’s eponymous bakeries manage to do both. Quality is key here, but we love how the selections span the range between old-fashioned and modern. Where else can you find Baltimore classic Pimlico cake at the same counter with homemade granola, chocolate-smeared cream puffs, and snickerdoodles? Or chili-cheese bread, a spelt loaf, or a round of caraway rye? Can’t decide what to order? Just close your eyes and point. You can’t miss.