Abercorn Boulangerie & Croissanterie: Tasty breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and croissants draw customers from the entire region and beyond.Just a breath from Vermont and its Green Mountains, the bakery is the only store in the super-charming, super-tiny village of Abercorn, which got its start with Thomas Spencer's solitary log cabin back in 1792. Their products are sold in stores across the area too. Rating: Awesome. Last eaten: regularly. Address: 15 rue Thibault North, Abercorn, Qc., tel.: 450-538-6453.

Beignes Dora: Delicious home-made donuts, breads, muffins, artisanal pastries and ready-made meals. Here's a glowing review. Address: 805 rue Principale, Eastman, Qc., tel.: 450-297-2828.

Boulangerie Owl's Bread (Mansonville and Magog locations): The New York Times says this bakery has "one of the best bistro lunches this side of the Atlantic: salads, foie gras, duck confit, sandwiches." Also available: pastries from the artisanal bakery. Rating: Very good. Last visited: summer 2009. Address for the Mansonville bakery: 299a Principale, Mansonville, Qc., tel.: 450-292-3088. Address for Magog bakery: 428 Principale Ouest, Magog, tel.: 819-847-1987. Website:

: Their home-made breads are famous, and so are their baguettes and other specialties. Rating: Very good. Last visited: Sept. 2007. Address: 291a rue Knowlton, Knowlton, Qc., tel.: 450-242-2412

Saveurs et Gourmandises Bakery & Deli: This foodie haven in cutest North Hatley offers breads and pastries, fine deli meats, local cheese and duck products. Address: 39 Rue Main, North Hately, tel.: 1-819-842-3131.

TAGS: Eastern Townships, Magog, Mansonville, Knowlton, Abercorn, North Hatley, bakeries, Owl's Bread

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