In a way, Minneapolis was built on baking: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rushing Mississippi River powered nascent mills like Gold Medal and Pillsbury, which have since become some of the biggest names in flour. Minnesota is the home of Betty Crocker, too — but we’ve come a long way since the days of the first boxed cake mixes. Some of the metro’s best bakeries are family-run spots that have been churning out baguettes, egg custard tarts, and chocolate croissants for decades, and in recent years, a crop of artisanal bakeries and patisseries have added serious talent to the Mill City scene. That’s where this map comes in. From Vietnamese French croissants to gluten-free layer cakes, you’ll be awash with these picks of the best sweet treats for potlucks, picnics, housewarmings, or cozy date nights at home.
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