okay holly I got curious about the severe lack of Panera Bread in Vermont and checked out the website and they have 20 in the Montpelier area, so now you have a mission lol.
Their breads, pastries, soups, salads, and bagels are heavenly. We always go the day before Christmas so that every member of my family can have their special bagels on Christmas morning, I kid you not. Oh and here is a description from their facebook page:
We are a company that cares about the simple things: freshly-baked breads, imaginative pairings, attention to detail, a warm place to gather and supporting our local neighborhoods. At Panera Bread bakery-cafes, bakers spend their nights shaping, scoring and baking breads in stone deck and convection ovens before we open our doors each morning. This overnight effort ensures that everything from your morning bagel to your late afternoon sandwich was baked fresh, that same day. We apply this same dedication to all of our cafe items, from fresh, crisp salads with unique flavor combinations, to our savory selection of soups. There’s no detail too small for our attention, because we truly believe that, at Panera, every detail matters.