GUIDE: National

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    Bake Me a Wish

    Can you name a special occasion that isn’t made better by cake? Thanks to Bake Me a Wish, you've got over 24 cake flavors to choose from, including carrot, German chocolate, New York cheesecake, and various crumb cakes. READ REVIEW

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    Blissful Brownies

    Using a recipe she began developing in a cooking class she enrolled in when she was just nine years old, FitzSimons has built her rapidly expanding business around a singularly fudgy, rich, and velvety brownie. READ REVIEW

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    Brooklyn Brew Shop

    Want to wow ’em at your Super Bowl party? Time Out New York says: “Unlike Internet-bought sets that come with unsightly faux-plastic beer barrels (not to mention corn-syrup sweetener), Brew Shop’s classy glass gets the job done without ruining your aesthetic." READ REVIEW

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    CAKE Chicago

    With their lumpy exteriors, Cake Chicago’s ugly truffles may not win any confectionery beauty contests, but they’ll melt your heart with their gooey ganache centers. READ REVIEW

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    Chelsea Market Baskets

    Driven by a passion for finding high-quality, innovative products and carefully working them into exquisite preparations, Chelsea Market Baskets has perfected their take on the gift basket tradition with a smorgasbord of indulgences from around the world. READ REVIEW

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    P.o.p. candy co.

    Made in Santa Monica from just a few basic ingredients—butter, cane sugar, nuts, and brown-rice syrup—and sourced from the farmers market. Most flavors are gluten free. READ REVIEW

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    Red Truck Bakery

    Not only are we hooked but so is The Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern, who named it the best granola in North America READ REVIEW

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    Soft Peak Confections

    This mother-daughter-run delicatessen based in Pasadena has been steadily spreading their baked goodness—from macarons to dulces—across the country. READ REVIEW

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    Sweet Jules Gifts

    The sisters behind Sweet Jules gifts make their caramels the old-fashioned way—in large copper pots, using only the best ingredients from around the world. These chewy wonders are made only in small batches, with personal attention paid to each and every one. READ REVIEW

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    Tootie Pie Co.

    The pies of Texas are upon you for the holidays—and there ain’t none better (lemon velvet, anyone?), according to Southern Living, the New York Times, Serous Eats and famed food writer John T. Edge. READ REVIEW


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