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

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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:

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    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

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      Fiorini
      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.

        2. Anyone else?

          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.

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            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?

            2. My favorites:
              Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg for bread, breakfast goodies (and ice cream)
              Della Fattoria in Petaluma -- have only had bread, not pastries
              Artisan Bakery in Sonoma -- breakfast goodies, bread is okay

              1. Don't know if they'll sell the bread to-go or not, but I have to say again that the ciabatta at Scopa in Healdsburg is unbelievably good. Besides Downtown, there's also Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg. I just had some of the pull-apart sourdough today and was reminded of how good it is for picknicking, and many French pastries there too. Flying Goat in Healdsburg is a coffee house but makes it's own baked goods and they're quite good.

                In Penngrove, the breads from master baker Giusti at Full Circle are excellent. Also in that tiny burg (basically a wide spot in the road), check out Humble Pie (dinner and brunch).

                We have an excellent Portuguese bakery, Nine Islands in Rohnert Park. Patisserie Angelica in Sebastopol makes some lovely fancy cakes and pastries . . . much better than Bouchon Bakery. Angelica's are sold through Williams-Sonoma, but if you're here, worth checking out in person.

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                9 Island Bakery
                1 Padre Pkwy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

                Costeaux French Bakery Cafe
                417 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448

                Patisserie Angelica
                6821 Laguna Pkwy, Sebastopol, CA 95472

                Flying Goat Coffee
                419 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

                Full Circle Baking Co
                10151 Main St, Penngrove, CA

                Flying Goat Coffee
                324 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

                Scopa
                109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

                Humble Pie
                10045 Main St, Penngrove, CA

                1. I don't see Wildflour in lFreestone listed here.

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                  Wild Flour Bread
                  140 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA