Officially Best Bakery Ever, Along With A Rundown Of (Other Bakery) Amazingness

Ready to share this with the world. A gift. The knowledge that Poupart’s Bakery in Lafayette is officially the best bakery in the universe.  All-around, that is.

There are some places that get first place in other areas.

Duchess Bakery in Cullman has the best hot doughnuts. When they’re room temperature, eh, they’re a great doughnut. But when you get there in the morning and get a bag of hot ones, they just *melt*. They melt! That’s just what they do.
Doughnuts from Duchess Bakery, Cullman AL

Cutest kid in a doughnut — Shug as a Krispy Kreme with sprinkles:
Shug's Krispy Kreme Doughnut Purim Costume

Tied for best apple fritter: Gibsons Doughnuts in Memphis
Gibson's Doughnuts, Memphis TN

and The Donut Shop in Natchez:
Elephant Ear, Donut Shop, Natchez MS

Joe Gambino's Bakery

Gambino’s in Metairie makes the best doberge.  In our family, birthday cake = doberge.

Unless you’re turning one, in which case we got Shug a private room at Antoine’s where his birthday cake was also the best baked Alaska on earth:
Shug's First Birthday Cake, Baked Alaska at Antoine's, New Orleans LA

Best bagels in the universe are at St. Viateur in Montreal:
St. Viateur Bagels, Montreal

Paul’s Pastry in Picayune makes the best king cake (I know it’s wrong that they’re not in LA but still.)
King Cake from Paul's Pastry

Although best little baby king cake pastries goes to Sucre on Magazine:
Mini King Cake Pastry at Sucre on Magazine

Macaroon Boutique in Charleston makes the best macarons.
Macaroon Boutique, Charleston SC

Ah, I could keep this going forever.  But best all-around? Best everything you get there is amazing? It’s Poupart’s.
Poupart's Bakery, Lafayette LA

Poupart's Bakery, Lafayette LA

Poupart's Bakery, Lafayette LA

Poupart's Bakery, Lafayette LA
Yes. Yes. Yes.

One of my highest-viewed pics on Flickr — this wedding cake (the bakery is no longer in business):

Wedding Cake 1
and I love this one (this bakery is also no longer in business!):
Gia's Cakes, Crestline

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