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Apr 1, 2009 11:49 AM

Best Bakeries in Napa/Sonoma/Healdsburg? Votes Please!

Going to Napa/Sonoma/Healdsburg area in a few weeks and I'm looking for suggestions for Bakeries/Pastry shops... The reviews on here as far as Bouchon seem so mixed, that is one stop I've been considering.

I appreciate everyone's input! Thanks!

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  1. My favorites:

    Della Fattoria
    141 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952

    Downtown Bakery & Creamery
    308 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

    Artisan Bakers
    720 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

    1. I also likeFiorini Cakes & Cookies in downtown Sonoma ...lot's of Italian specialties. Nice people too!
      248 W. Napa Street, Sonoma

      248 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA

      1. I've enjoyed what I've had from Bouchon - the only thing that I didn't like was there signature chocolate thing (it's tiny). It's not cheap, but I always enjoy a stop when I'm up that way.

        Della Fattoria in Petaluma has fantastic breads and good pastries, but I've never lunched there.

        On the Napa side, there's Model bakery at the Oxbow Market. I've enjoyed their breads, but wasn't wild about the pastries.

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        1. re: cyberroo

          Bouchon is in Yountville, in Napa Sweetie Pies is very good. Located in downtown Napa.

          1. The Model Bakery in St. Helena (1357 Main St.). The best croissants I've ever had -- so flaky they "shatter" when you bite into them. Cyberroo cited the the Model Bakery at the Oxbow Market; I'm not familiar with that location, but loved the original in St. Helena.

            The Model Bakery - duplicate
            1357 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574

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            1. re: SDgirl

              What I liked were the croissants at Model were good and even better when there are 4 of them in a grab and go bag for $2. Do they still do that?