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Craving a fresh, flaky croissant? A fresh-from-the-oven doughnut? An extra chocolatey birthday cake? These are the top 10 Northern Michigan bakeries of 2019, as voted on by 15,349 lovers of Up North.

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9 BEAN ROWS, LAKE LEELANAU

Alchemists turning flour, sugar, salt and natural leavens into croissants, brioche, baguettes and other melt-in-your-mouth gold.

BAY BREAD CO., TRAVERSE CITY

So much to love about this neighborhood bakery stuffed with flour-dusted loaves of fresh-baked bread. We are over the moon for their blue cheese and asiago baguettes.

COMMON GOOD BAKERY, TRAVERSE CITY

Bless owner Jason Gollan for blessing Traverse City’s south side with a place for folks to break bread or take a fat, fresh loaf home with them. The breakfast focaccia sammies make waking up way better.

CRESCENT BAKERY, FRANKFORT

So much light, fluffy, sweet, savory, soft and crusty yum tucked into this old-fashioned storefront. As their motto says, “Life is Fun, Eat it up!”

FRISKE FARM MARKET, CHARLEVOIX

Experience orchard-to-pie heaven at this homey, red, barn-shaped market that’s been baking happiness since 1962. Turnovers, muffins, fritters and more, too. Eat them in their sweet cafe or take them to go.

GRAND TRAVERSE PIE COMPANY, ALL LOCATIONS!

The folks who made pies into celebrities—Oprah loves them, the Today Show featured them and we just plain can’t get enough. The other scrumptious thing about this pie biz? How much they give back to the community.

JOHAN’S PASTRY SHOP, ALL LOCATIONS!

Six locations around Northern Michigan do not a chain make. Each Johan’s is still the sweet, home-town owned bakery that Northern Michigan has loved for decades.

POTTER’S BAKERY, TRAVERSE CITY

Ninety years of baking birthday and anniversary cakes means Potter deserves a celebration. Cheers to this TC icon.

RUTHANN’S GOURMET BAKERY, BELLAIRE

The recipe for her exceptional butter creme frosting (made with real butter) is a protected trade secret and her decorated sugar cookies are legendary.

THIRD COAST BAKERY, TRAVERSE CITY

A place where folks with dietary constrictions are indulged. Vegans, vegetarians, celiacs, gluten-sensitives, lactose intolerants or simply health-conscious come one, come all for cookies, scones, muffins, cakes, cupcakes, pies and more!

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner