#20 Maison Kayser, New York City from 20 Best Bakeries in America 2016 (Slideshow)

20 Best Bakeries in America 2016 (Slideshow)

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#20 Maison Kayser, New York City

French chef Eric Kayser opened Maison Kayser in Paris in 1996, and he now has more than 100 bakeries around the world in 13 countries, with all the U.S. locations currently located in New York City. Try their pain au chocolat, or even better, their plié au chocolat, which has a filling of pastry cream and many tiny chocolate chips that make the strip of chocolate in pains au chocolat seem stingy. And then there are the pistachio financiers, cake-like cookies, nutty multigrain baguettes, olive bread with shiny chunks of real green and Kalamata olives, and other delicacies that will transport you to Paris in a single bite. 

Speaking of Paris, did you hear about the city’s meat-dispensing vending machine. Click here for the weird details.