We asked our readers where to go when we’re craving a warm loaf fresh from the oven. These are their favorite bread bakeries in Northern Michigan.

Bay Bread Co., Traverse City 

Blue cheese baguette? Asiago baguette? Ciabatta? These loaves leaven our dreams, and from them, we cannot choose just one.

9 Bean Rows, Suttons Bay

A wood-fired oven is responsible for the perfect texture of their crusts. Try the rustic baguette, airy ciabatta and sea salt and fennel bread.

Stone House Bread, Traverse City

Cherry walnut, asiago, and Kalamata olive are just a few of the scrumptious loaves you’ll find in stores across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Boyne City Bakery, Boyne City

Chef Gildas Berrou was born and raised in Quimper, France and spent years baking with some of the best bread chefs in Paris, Tours, Bordeaux and Lyon. Lucky for us, he’s now running his own bakery right here in Northern Michigan.

Common Good Bakery, Traverse City

We can’t get enough of the thick-crusted country sourdough, which is fermented for 48 hours giving it an incredible tangy flavor.

Bay Bread Co.

Crescent Bakery, Frankfort

Potato, cinnamon raisin and honey whole wheat are just a few of the loaves you’ll find on the rotating bread schedule.

Crooked Tree Breadworks, Petoskey

The pepper parmesan loaf generally gets all the attention (it is delicious), but the Locals’ Loaf is worth noting, too. Founder Greg Carpenter wanted to bake bread starting from seed, so with the help of Scheel Family Farm, he grew a small crop of Hard Red Winter Wheat. The Locals’ Loaf is made with only three ingredients: winter wheat, well water and a pinch of salt.

Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery, Traverse City

Three words. Bacon. Onion. Baguette.

Potter’s Bakery, Traverse City

You’ll dream of cinnamon swirls after eating this sweet loaf.

Third Coast Bakery, Traverse City

Third Coast Bakery makes allergy-safe bread (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan) and it tastes amazing.

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Photo(s) by Jon-Paul Allgaier