Phoenix, Arizona was chosen as the top Bakery Capital of America.
Do you live in a city with great bakeries? Most of us can’t resist delicious baked goods, and we have our favorite stops for bread, cookies, cakes, and more.
Some are more fortunate than others when it comes to these options. Recently, FindTheHome, a real estate intelligence site by Graphiq, set out to find which were the best bakery cities using science.
Keeping in mind that only cities with over 100,000 people qualified, the data scientists at FindTheHome used data provided by Yelp to calculate a Yelp Bakery Index for all cities. Three metrics were used to measure bakery prevalence, inherent quality, and quality relative to other restaurants in the area.
These three metrics were:
Prevalence: The total number of bakeries in a given city.
Inherent Quality: The percentage of bakeries in a given city rated with four or more stars.
Quality Compared to Other Foods: The average Yelp rating of bakeries in a given city compared to the average rating of all restaurants in that city.
Given this criteria, FindTheHome determined the top 50 bakery cities, aka the “Bakery Capitals of America,” with Phoenix, Arizona chosen as the top city.

  1. Phoenix, Arizona
  2. Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Nashville, Tennessee
  4. Jacksonville, Florida
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Baltimore, Maryland
  7. Houston, Texas
  8. Kansas City, Missouri
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  10. San Antonio, Texas
  11. Dallas, Texas
  12. Chicago, Illinois
  13. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  14. Austin, Texas
  15. Orlando, Florida
  16. Charlotte, North Carolina
  17. Tucson, Arizona
  18. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  19. Jersey City, New Jersey
  20. Louisville, Kentucky
  21. Los Angeles, California
  22. Madison, Wisconsin
  23. San Diego, California
  24. Indianapolis, Indiana
  25. New Orleans, Louisiana
  26. Portland, Oregon
  27. Seattle, Washington
  28. Long Beach, California
  29. Omaha, Nebraska
  30. New York City, New York
  31. Paradise, Nevada
  32. Oakland, California
  33. San Francisco, California
  34. Sacramento, California
  35. Richmond, Virginia
  36. San Jose, California
  37. Denver, Colorado
  38. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  39. Las Vegas, Nevada
  40. Fort Worth, Texas
  41. St. Louis, Missouri
  42. Knoxville, Tennessee
  43. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  44. Mesa, Arizona
  45. Riverside, California
  46. Greensboro, North Carolina
  47. Vancouver, Washington
  48. Salt Lake City, Utah
  49. Anaheim, California
  50. Berkeley, California