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Albemarle Baking Co.
418 W. Main St.

One of our favorites for bread and pastries. From the Washington Post: "[Albemarle Baking Co.] turns out five kinds of bread daily, including a crusty baguette that won first place at last year's National Bread & Pastry Team Championship and would put many a Parisian baguette to shame." Located in the Main Street Market with other specialty food shops. It's worth visiting!

Anderson Carriage Food House
2046 Barracks Road (across Emmet Street from Barracks Rd.)

Cakes to order (two-day notice), fresh bread and pastries each day. Excellent sourdough bread. Delivery-$25 minimum or $5 charge.

The Baker's Palette
126-B Garrett St.

Favorite dessert spot for faculty. Also serves breakfast and lunch.

Bodo's Bagel Bakery Student Favorite
1418 Emmet St. N. 977-9598
505 Preston Ave. 293-5224
1609 University Ave. (Corner) 293-6021

Checks accepted for orders over $15 only. Take out or eat in; be prepared to stand in line. All kinds of bagels, cream cheese flavors, sandwiches, and soups.

Closes early; call restaurants for specific hours.

Preston Plaza, Preston Ave
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-noon

Great cinnamon bread, croissants, French bread. Unbelievably delicious cookies. (Try the snickerdoodle!) Half-price bread on Saturday.

Cappellino's Crazy Cakes

103 3rd Street NE

Makes beautiful cupcakes. Located just off the Downtown Mall.

Chandler's Bakery
Albemarle Square

Full-line "scratch" baker. Wonderful cakes, including wedding cakes. Friendly service.

Gearhart's Fine Chocolates
416 W. Main St. #C

Sinful hand-made chocolates. From the website: "World-renowned Criolla Cacao from the finest Venezuelan plantations imparts our chocolate with unparalleled depth and complexity. We blend this premium chocolate with local sweet cream and pure butter, then add top-quality fruits, nuts, herbs, teas, spices, and liquors. Each piece is then finished by hand."

Great Harvest
1701 Allied Lane (in McIntire Plaza)

Bakery with sandwiches and coffee, too. Gives huge samples! Call ahead to reserve your favorite loaves.

Hot Cakes
Barracks Road Shopping Center (Same side as Kroger)

Bakery, café, and gourmet to-go or eat-in meals. Must try the Hyde Park fudge cake, tiramisu and toffee squares. From the Washington Post: "This longtime ladies-who-lunch stop has a shockingly good selection of elegant salads, sandwiches and pastries." Students are eligible for a Freebie card with extensive specials that change each month.

International Bakery (at Foods of All Nations)
2121 Ivy Road (Ivy Square)

Las Palmas Bakery
101 Carlton Rd

Mexican bakery located behind Beer Run.

Panera Bread

1121 Emmet St. (Barracks Road) 245-6192
121 Community Street (Hollymead Town Center) 973-5264

Free Wi-Fi. Breads and desserts.

Full menu as well.

Spudnut Shop
309 Avon Street


Hot Cakes has some of the best-tasting desserts in town. They have an always-changing dessert menu that consists of different layer cakes, cheesecakes, pies and other goodies perfect for an aching sweet tooth. Planning a wedding? Hot Cakes got their start making wedding cakes that would please any bride. But don't take our word for it; try a Hot Cakes dessert for yourself.

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