If you’re reading this, there’s a high chance you love (well, probably obsess over) sweet treats, pastries, and cakes. Because let’s be honest, they’re awesome. But with so many mediocre bakeries around the world, we’ve become a kind of patisserie connoisseur and have made it our mission to find only the best cakes and treats across the world. So join us on our mission to taste the tastiest taste explosions in the tasty baked goods world. They taste great. Okay, we’ll stop now…
Jenna Rae Cakes – Winnipeg, Canada
We all know that calories are those little monsters that sew our clothes tighter in the evening, so we can eat as many sweet treats as we want, right? Well, at Jenna Rae Cakes in Canada, you’ll want to. Although this bakery is just a few years old, it has made a name for itself all across the world for providing its customers with some of the most delicious cakes and pastries. The pastry chefs pride themselves on their quirky and wacky ways which allow them to stand out, so it would be rude not to try some of their colorful macarons, original cake flavor combinations, and their world-famous cookie sandwiches. Yep, that’s two cookies sandwiched together with ice cream. Sure, it’s not exactly the most elegant or posh bakery in the world, but it’s one of the yummiest!
Dominique Ansel Bakery – New York, USA
Alongside all of the history things, and the politics thingy-ma-bobs and all that other boring stuff, one of the most iconic aspects of American life is the cronut. Now, if you don’t know what a cronut is, prepare to have your mind blown. Made with a combo of donut and croissant mix, the cronut is deep-fried and covered in sugar. Heaven, right? Yep. The United States of America is teeming with places offering the best cronut in town – but the Dominique Ansel Bakery really does offer one of the best, because Dominique Ansel was the one who invented it! Don’t just take it from us, however, wait in the daily half hour/hour queue to taste it for yourself…
Pasteis de Belem – Lisbon, Portugal
When visiting another country, it’s custom to try out their specialty treats (we’ll really use any excuse to fill our mouths with sugar). Not only is Lisbon one of the most attractive cities in Portugal, but it is also home to one of Portugal’s most famous specialty pastry. The Pasteis de Nata is incredibly similar to the custard tart; as in incredibly delicious. The Pasteis de Belem is a bakery veteran, and has been making these tarts since its opening way back in 1837 – so that’s a lot of tarts! Try and grab that’s fresh out of the oven, as they’re even yummier when they’re all hot and gooey.
Carette – Paris, France
If you’re looking for a bakery that lies a little off the beaten track, not scrawled across guidebooks and not teeming with tourists, Carette bakery in Paris is perfect for you. France is famous for its delicate, colorful and delicious macarons, and Carette offers some of the best in the country. They experiment with hundreds of flavors to suit all of their customers’ needs and wants – and our personal favorite is the salted caramel macaron! If you really love them, you can even buy ‘jumbo’ macarons which are even bigger.
Conditorei Schober – Zurich, Switzerland
If you’re looking for something that looks just as tasty inside as it does on the outside, then Conditorei Schober is for you. This elegant, draped, and architectural shop front features intricate passageways, terraces, gardens, and winding stairs for their guests to traverse as they taste their delicious treats. As well as offering some of the tastiest Swiss delicacies, they also serve traditional French pastries and cakes to feast on. Your eyes will be bigger than your stomach.