Croissan'Time French Bakery
1201 N. Federal Highway, No. 4A, Fort Lauderdale; 954-565-8555; Croissantime.com
The imperative inside this 31-year-old French bakery seems to be sensory overload. As you enter, the aroma of fresh-baked croissants at once competes with the carousel of multicolored quiches, the wooden shelves of exotic wines and cheeses, and the cases filled with neatly decorated cakes, tarts, macaroons, ice creams, sorbets and homemade chocolates.
Readers’ choice: Angelo Elia the Bakery Bar, Oakland Park
Readers’ choice runner-up: Publix, multiple locations