Best Local Bakery

Zeppole

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Zeppole's first loaf of bread was born in the oven of Gary Ebert, a local attorney sick of the courtroom. Ebert traveled Europe, gathering Old World recipes, and returned to launch a bakery full of rustic bread. He named his shop "Zeppole" after a fried bread he discovered in Italy, but ironically, it's a bread never seen on the menu. Eventually, the bakery changed hands to the Alper family, who runs the bakery today--still as popular for lunch with Boise High students as it is with Boise's upper crust, which likes to present loaves of challah and pane rustica at dinner parties. zeppolebakery.com

2nd Place: Pastry Perfection, pastryperfection.com

3rd Place: Gaston's Bakery, gastonsbakery.com

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