Winner: Best Bakery 2017

Winner: Sandy's Donuts

 

Location: 301 Main Ave. W., West Fargo and 300 Broadway N., Fargo

 

What does it mean to win?

"It is an honor," owner Mark Ostlund said. "We are thankful to the community. It's been 34 years and it keeps getting better. It is fun to see 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations of families coming in. Seeing kids born, grow up and have kids of their own."

 

What sets you apart from other bakeries?

"Our core values of excellence, fun, community, innovation, and integrity," Ostlund said. "Excellence in doing things right the first time for customer experience and donuts. Having fun being involved with the community and what matters to people. Being innovative with new donuts, and our integrity - doing what's right even if no one is watching. Making a great product people want to come back for and being involved in the community - all those things combined make us successful."

 

What's new goodies do you have for F-M?

"New things include online ordering and same-day delivery to offices and homes," Ostlund said. "We are now open Sundays which has been very popular and, as always, we do new donuts for a couple of weeks or longer depending on their popularity. Also, while it isn't new, don't forget our soup and sandwich lunch."

 

Second Place: Breadsmith

Third Place: Great Harvest Bread Co.