Your Thanksgiving gathering may look different this year but that hopefully won't stop you from eating...A LOT! Turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, bread, and of course.... BAKED GOODS. NJ.com released its official top 35 best New Jersey bakeries and 4 Jersey Shore locations were ranked. The full list of the state's best bakeries can be seen by clicking this link. Below are the Jersey Shore bakeries that were awarded:

Del Ponte's Bakery, Bradley Beach - For 25 years, the family-operated bakery has been serving locals and visitors alike. From a box of homemade cookies for a party to special occasion cakes and fresh bread, they have everything your taste buds could ever need. Del Ponte's creates custom cakes for weddings, confirmations, baptisms, birthdays, and more. Stop in today and for more information LIKE their Facebook page by clicking this link!

Chocolate Carousel, Wall - This is your one-stop sweet shop. This bakery has been voted the #1 bakery in Monmouth County 10 years in a row! Owner, Lisa Porada says, "It takes a team effort of sales staff, administrators, bakers, and cake designers to make this business successful. Chocolate Carousel is proud to employ formally trained and talented cake designers & pastry chefs. Their blend of talent and areas of special interest make Chocolate Carousel the perfect spot to find unique, beautiful cakes for your special event in a creative, professional environment." LIKE Chocolate Carousel on Facebook by clicking on this link.

Emery's Berry Farm, New Egypt - Emery's is proud to consistently grow and sell directly to you for well over 50 years. Their Famous Pies are baked daily 7 days a week. You can also find a bounty of Jellies, Preserves, Spreads, and just about anything else you can put in a mason jar on the shelves. Emery's Berry Farm is a must-see location for family and friends! For more information, LIKE them on Facebook by clicking this link. 

502 Baking Co., Brick - Although they have become well known for Key Lime Pies, 502 Baking Company's mission is to offer the highest quality, scratch-baked pies, scones, crumb cakes, and many unique treats that you won't find anywhere else. Many say 502 Baking Co. is the best bakery in Ocean County. Stay updated on their Facebook page by clicking this link. 

Of course, the Jersey Shore has many tasty bakeries. If it's the four listed above or a different local bakery, show your support this holiday season and buy local! HAVE FUN EATING! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - Jimmy G

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