Mpls’ Salty Tart Makes Global List of Top 10 Bakeries

The bakery is continuing its reign of excellence after being crowned one of Departures magazine’s top 10 global bakeries.

So, where can you find the world’s best bakery? Tokyo, Paris…Minneapolis?
Departures, a luxury lifestyle magazine that American Express publishes for its cardholders, recently named Salty Tart Bakery one of the 10 top bakeries in the world, landing it among the likes of well-respected establishments across the globe.
“The bakery was an instant hit” when it opened in 2008, writes Departures. “Though it is a risky move to arrive in a new city and set up shop immediately, it paid off for pastry chef Michelle Gayer.”
Prior to opening Salty Tart, Gayer built an impressive resume that included time at La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. She came to Minneapolis following a stint as pastry chef at Chicago-based Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant and worked at Franklin Street Bakery before deciding to embark upon a solo project.
A local favorite, Salty Tart was given a rare four-star review by the Star Tribune upon opening and continues to strike gold: Earlier this year, City Pages named it “best bakery.” Gayer operates her 400-square-foot bakery out of Minneapolis’ Midtown Global Market, located at 920 East Lake Street, which is home to a diverse selection of popular eateries and groceries.
Fresh goods are made daily at the Salty Tart and offer something for all tastes, ranging from seasonally available savory caramelized onion and goat cheese tarts to milk buns (shiny little white bread domes) and pastry cream-filled brioche.
To view Departures’ complete list of the top 10 bakeries, click here.