photo credit: Deborah Jones
From the moment Bouchon Bakery opened 20 years ago, there have been round-the-clock lines out the door, with tourists and locals waiting for a whiff and bite of the namesake “bouchons” (a cork-shaped, dark chocolate chewy-crisp brownie), bread, pastries, and thick hot chocolate. And we’re here to tell you, Bouchon Bakery is absolutely worth the wait. If you're going to brave the line, order as much as humanly possible—we like the ham and cheese baguette, cheese roll, passion fruit and caramel macarons, lemon tart, and the OhOh, a decadent take on a ho-ho. Even if you order ahead you’ll be standing around for a bit, but the payoff is some of the best baked goods in all of Napa Valley.
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