Pistacia Vera artfully bakes a surprisingly wide variety of elegant and delectable, European-style pastries and baked goods, offering everything from croissants to chocolate bombes. But even if the bakery only sold its rainbow of signature macarons, we have a hunch it could still carry the day in this category. Sweet, light and chewy Parisian perfection served in a cellophane bag.

Runners-up: Cap City Fine Diner, Mozart's Bakery