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Oct 24, 2011 10:12 AM

Best Bakeries or Baked Goods in San Diego?

What are some of your favorite places to go for freshly baked goods in San Diego County? I love VG's for donuts, but love Bread & Cie's jalapeno cheese bread and Opera for croissants. As a lover of all things baked, I'm looking for some recs. Thanks.

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  1. Agree with Bread & Cie great pecan rolls as well, I'd also add Con Pane.

    1. Mary's doughnuts in Santee and Panchita's in Golden Hills

      1. Cinnamon Rolls from Con Pane and the Cherry Lattice Pie from Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas. 2nd the rec for Panchitas in Golden Hills.

        Elizabethan Desserts
        155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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        1. re: DiningDiva

          Really almost any of Elizabethan's pies are great along with those buckles. But the signage from the street is kinda poor :). As an aside does anybody know where the SD German Society got their desserts for their Octoberfest? They seemed a little too polished for homemade, and the plum tart, that was one of their choices, was divine.

          1. re: littlestevie

            A 3rd for Elizabethan! She's got mad skills - the texture of her crusts and lattice on her mini-pies are just amazing. Love the tartness of her cherry lattice pies, but her chocolate concoctions are also very good.

            I have to say, though, that I never understood the appeal of VG's, or any of our local donut shops for that matter. Do they really stand that much apart? (However I do understand the special appeal of The Donut Man in Glendora; though they were a college staple, they still haven't lost their appeal when I returned some months ago with a decidedly different palate...)

        2. Arely's in Clairemont Square makes some very nice bread and pastries and an absolutely magnificent croissant.

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          1. re: deckape

            Yes. Agree. Surprisingly good. Love their Almond Croissant.

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