4061 E. Livingston Ave. (Whitehall), Columbus 43227
For more than a century, Resch's has been a go-to for all manner of scratch-made baked goods, from cakes and cookies to breads and rolls. Fair warning: Stop in for a birthday cake and you will walk out with a fresh-baked doughnut (or two). Cases overflowing with beauteous Long Johns and apple fritters are too tempting to resist.
RUNNERS-UP: Schneider's Bakery, La Chatelaine