Tartine SanFrancisco, California
Sure Brooklyn has plenty of bakeries, but there is no bakery in the land quite like Tartine. No trip to San Francisco would be complete without one of Tartine’s dreamily light gougères or the simple pleasure of Humboldt Fog goat cheese spread on their hot-pressed, crusty walnut bread. Their heavenly lemon meringue cake, layered with caramel and lemon cream and topped with toasted peaks of meringue is a taste of heaven. A Brooklyn branch of Tartine would save me so much money on cross-country airfare that I could justify eating there several times a week.