In our quest to rate the best of the best in Ferndale, we asked Patch readers this week to vote for the best place for doughnuts, bagels or pastries in Ferndale.
A total of 81 readers voted in our poll, and many contributed reviews for their top choices.
Pinwheel Bakery came out on top with 44 percent of the votes, and Apple Fritter Donut Shop came in second with 33 percent of votes.
Ann St. Peter, owner of Pinwheel Bakery, said she thinks customers appreciate that the bakery's foods are fresh and not from a mix.
"We make it from start to finish," she said.
Popular items include cheese popovers - a savory egg and cheese breakfast item - and other breakfast choices.
"The breakfast stuff is really taking off," she said.
Pinwheel's scones are also popular - they aren't dry or crumbly like some other scones, St. Peter said, and a variety of flavors are available including cheddar rosemary and ginger poppy.
"They like the fact that the flavors are a lot different than the standard flavors," she said.
New York Bagel Baking Co. came in strong in the bagel category with 13 percent of the votes.
Here's what a few readers had to say about the choices:
- Jacki Smith: They are all so different in what I would go to them for:
NY Bagel - there is no other bagel for me
Pinwheel - You have not had banana bread until you taste Anne's over at Pinwheel
Apple Fritter - that is the paczki place - in and outside of Ferndale.
Dunkin Donuts - love thier coffee and Iced Coffee
Tim Hortons - well, if I am on that side of Woodward and am in a hurry.
- Amanda: Pinwheel is the best. Vegan brownie is to die for and I am not even a vegan. Anne is so talented that everything she makes not only tastes amazing but also looks great. She is one very talented lady!
- Frank Castronova: New York Bagel: Best bagels in Ferndale, or anywhere else
Apple Fritter Donut Shop: Best donuts in Ferndale bar none.
Pinwheel Bakery: Best scones anywhere.
Tim Horton's and Dunkin: no need to go there because we have Apple Fitter.
- Christine: Apple Fritter for paczki AND donuts!
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