Just the mention of baked goods conjures up memories of warm fresh bread and pastries.  I say memories because these days my carb intake is few and far between.  However, it doesn’t change my love for baked goods!  And, a North Carolina bakery made Mashed’s list of best bakeries in the country.  La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina is close to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.  Although La Farm bills itself as a modern day French American Cafe, they employ centuries old techniques.  Customers have the option of challah, Scandinavian rye, rustic Italian ciabatta and more.  And, if you have a sweet tooth, never fear.  La Farm offers scones, croissants, cookies, cakes and cinnamon buns, too!  Some customers point to the white chocolate mini baguette at La Farm as “life changing.”  How can you go wrong with white chocolate baked right into a bread?

Furthermore, La Farm Bakery serves breakfast, lunch and brunch throughout the week.  Their menu rotates monthly with options including eggs benedict, creme brulee french toast and more.  Mashed.com looked at reviews and awards for bakeries throughout the nation to determine which spot in each state made their list of the best in the country.  And, of course, their expert tasters even sampled a few to help compile the list.  It’s worth pointing out the best in neighboring states, too.  Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah made the list for Georgia.  In Charleston, South Carolina, they named Sugar Bakeshop as tops.  Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis made the Tennessee list.  And, in Virginia they suggest Blackbird Bakery in Bristol.  See the full list here.  But, take a trip soon to the North Carolina bakery making the best in the country list!