Top American Bakeries
Cookies. Brownies. Cupcakes. Cake pops. What is better than a perfect and delicious baked good? Especially while traveling when the calories don’t matter, right!? While you are traveling this summer, Central has some of the best customers around that make all the sweet treats that will have you wishing you lived there. Here are some of the top American bakeries to add to your stop this summer, and be sure to share your favorite places below!
Nationwide | Website
Magnolia Bakery is one of America’s most popular and well-known bakeries as it has been featured on Saturday Night Live, Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada and many more. Their first location opened in 1996 in Bleecker Street in Manhattan’s West Village and now over 20 years later, have several locations in New York City as well as Los Angeles, Chicago and Honolulu. They are also popular internationally as well in 15+ cities across the globe! People flock to this bakery for a chance to eat their amazing confections from cupcakes and bars to cookies and brownies. Plus, not only can you buy their amazing treats, you can attend cooking classes too! They release their classes for the month, which would be the perfect stop to add to your itinerary with one of the top American bakeries! And if you won’t be in a city this summer that has a Magnolia Bakery location, don’t fret! They have an online store that ships across America. Be sure to treat yourself this summer with some of their best sellers!
Cake Bake Shop
Indianapolis, IN | Website
Tucked deep in Broad Ripple, one of Indianapolis’ most popular and walkable neighborhoods, you will find the Cake Bake Shop! This adorable place may sound familiar as they have been featured on the Food Network, Hallmark’s “Home & Family,” Indy Monthly and most recently were on the set of “Dumb and Dumber To.” Owner Gwendolyn Rogers created a “storybook cake bake shop” in a 1940s cottage that has heavy French influences from the decor all the way down to the food and treats. When you visit the Cake Bake Shop, not only can you try delicious cakes, pies, cupcakes, and other desserts, but you can enjoy lunch and afternoon tea too. From being on the list of “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in All 50 States” to the Food Network’s “Guilty Pleasures,” this award-winning location is definitely one of the top American bakeries and is a must when visiting the Hoosier state.
The Enchanted Bakery
Grand Island, Nebraska | Website
As you make your way across the United States, you must pop into The Enchanted Bakery! Since 2003, this Nebraska bakery has been going above and beyond for their customers with baking amazing cakes and fine pastries. The Enchanted Bakery is owned by sisters Veronica Ramos and Ana Gonzalez and it was their dream to open Grand Island’s first Mexican cake business! The two are dedicated to the business and according to a Nebraska.tv article, they arrive each day at 7:30 a.m. and head home around 9 p.m. Wow! They love putting together delicious and unique flavors that customers can’t get anywhere else. From Tres Leches and Mocha, to Red Velvet and Chocolate Cheesecake, you won’t want to miss a stop to this delicious bakery!
Ali’s Sweet Treats
Miami, Florida | Website
Throughout your travels to the Sunshine State, be sure to drop by Ali’s Sweet Treats! This adorable shop hits our list of one of the top American bakeries and specializes in decorated cookies, cakes and cookie cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, fresh macarons and more! Want treats for your four legged friend? They make all natural dog treats and “barkday” cakes too! The dog treats have no added sugars, preservatives or artificial flavorings so they are safe for your furry friends. Ali’s is perfect if you are in need of a custom baked good, especially if you need a logo or photo on it! Their team creates edible images for cookies, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, ice cream, whipped cream desserts and more! The customer service you receive at Ali’s is exceptional and if you are in or traveling to the area, be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest specials and coupons.
Zombee Donuts and Bakeshop
Fullerton, California | Website
For a fun and out of the box bakery experience in California, drop by Zombee Donuts and Bakeshop! This zombie themed specialty and vegan donut shop rounds up our list of top American bakeries with their super fun atmosphere and awesomely spooky treats! The shop was opened up by the mother/daughter duo, Marie Theodore and Vanessa Guillen because of their love of The Walking Dead. You really just have to visit and see for yourself but some of the great treats they offer include the Zombee Mascot, a raised glazed zombee shaped donut with a jelly filled head and chocolate face. Or, perhaps a Maple Bacon Bar? (YES PLEASE!) This is the perfect mixture of salty and sweet with the shop’s famous maple bar topped with a nice and crispy strip of bacon. One of their other popular favorites are the “Cereal Killers,” which is a moist and crispy cake donut topped with different cereals such as Fruit Loops, Cookie Crisps and Cocoa Puffs. From the fun atmosphere to the “to die for” treats, this bakeshop should definitely be on your travel list.
For more top American bakeries and restaurant recommendations, Central customers are the best! Be sure to check them out in our Customer Spotlight section. Have a favorite local bakery? Be sure to give them a shout out in the comments!
Image at top from the Enchanted Bakery Facebook page.