A trail of small bakeries across America

We all have a hobby, and mine is finding and visiting bakeries. This page was created to introduce you to many of the small independently owned bakeries across this wonderful country of ours that I have visited while traveling. When my wife and I are traveling in a new area, I keep an eye out for local bakeries. I’ve laughed, learned a lot and made some friends, just visiting bakeries.

These bakeries across America have their own personalities, loyal followers and are proud supporters of their communities. When you are traveling to new areas on vacation, business or visiting friends, check out some of these bakeries. Note: If you visit one of the listed bakeries and find them out of business, drop me a line. Like any business a bakery may have to close.

See you at a local bakery counter!
Chef Dave

Alabama

Arkansas

Sandy’s Bake Shoppe

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"Come watch a Handcrafted Bakery" 5441 South 24th Street Fort Smith, AR 72901 (Across from Walmart Zero St parking lot) 479-242-4668 This bakery in Fort Smith, Arkansas have been creating handcrafted baked goods for a combined 19+ years. Mike (Sandy's husband) stared his baking career at the age of 12, [...]

Colorado

The Donut House

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Fresh homemade donut seven days a week in Aurora, CO. Their slogan: Our house is your house for fresh, delicious donuts everyday! A wide variety of cake donuts, yeast donuts, bear claws, and fritters.

Florida

Georgia

Mi-Lady Bakery

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275 Brumby Way Tifton, GA 31794 Tel: 229-382-1955 Website: miladybakery.com Third generation siblings, Kayla and Kyle Rhodes are currently practicing the same processes and formulas started by their grandparents. They specializing in fresh made cakes, pies, doughnuts, pastries, cookies, bread and numerous other hand made confections. When you look at [...]

Sweet Carolina Cupcakes

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Walking down the street and looking in Sweet Carolina Cupcakes in Hilton Head Island, SC, or Savannah, GA, you see row after row of delightful colorful creations of goodness. Once you enter you can smell the aroma of fresh baked cakes.

Kentucky

Spalding’s Bakery

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This a gold mine of a bakery, or better said a “great find.” Spalding’s Bakery has been in business since 1959, making themselves a landmark in the Lexington, KY, area.

Missy’s Pies

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As the name says, they are a pie shop, only a pie shop. This humble little shop (maybe 600 sq ft) puts out hundreds of pies daily. Made-from-scratch pies that are very popular in Lexington, KY.

Frank’s Donuts

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This is a takeout donut shop in Winchester, KY, specializing in making fresh, tasty, from-scratch donuts daily. They had a good variety of donuts, such as glazed chocolate glazed, cream filled, jelly filled, apple fritters, cake donuts, etc.

Louisiana

Leesville Donuts

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410 N 5th Street, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 337-404-3939 “Donuts at their best” Have many of your favorites include: glazed, choc glazed, assorted filled, twist, cinnamon buns, along with an assortment of cake donuts. Get there early! They are open from 4:30am to 12:30pm They also offer “Kolaches” , their version [...]

Mississippi

Aunt Marti’s Bakery

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Serves both breakfast and lunch, using many of their fresh baked breads. They have a good variety of cookies, cinnamon buns and muffins.

New Hampshire

Umpleby’s Bakery & Cafe

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Umpleby's in Hanover, NH, is a full line bakery operated by chef (baker) Charles and wife Carolyn. They had very creative decorated cakes on display, freshly baked muffins, breads and pastries.

Millers Cafe & Bakery

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The bakery is located in an old mill warehouse along the river, just off main street in Littleton, NH. Chef David Eyler, owner and master baker!

Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery

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Lou's in Hanover, NH, is a full service bakery and restaurant in one. The bakery offers delightful looking cakes, cheesecakes and pies. Many varieties of cookies, muffins and pastries are also on display.

New York

Sweet Blessings

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Specializing in Cut-out decorated cookies, both retail and wholesale. They have a good variety of cookies, muffins, cakes bar cookies and other fresh pastries. All bake goods are made from scratch and available in their bakery on Main street.

Sweet Selections

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This is a make from scratch bakery on main street in Canandaigua , NY. Specializing in cookies, muffins, cupcakes and assorted pastries. They also are a specialty cakes store creating cakes for all occasions.

The Apple Farm

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The Apple Farm is a small three-family-owned orchard that has expanded into a popular destination in Victor, NY. They offer pick-your-own apples out of their own orchard and a store with many apple products.

Monica’s Pies

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As the name says, Monica specializes in pies, "Grape Pie" to be precise. Monica makes other pies also, along with jams, jellies and conserves, in Naples, NY. Monica is the name most synonymous with Grape Pie in the area.

Betty Kay Bake Shop

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Betty Kay Bake Shop in Bath, NY, has a variety of baked goods, yeast and cake style donuts, several styles of cookies, both holiday themed and traditional. Very nice display of decorated cakes.

The Donut Shop

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What makes this donut shop in Eagle Bay, NY, different from your average donut shop is that they only offer two choices of donuts, plain and cinnamon cake donuts. Yes I said it right just two choices! Why mess with perfection?

North Carolina

The Donut Bar

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They bake many of the popular varieties, such as glazed, chocolate dipped glaze, iced glaze, several glazed and powdered filled donuts. On of my favorites, apple fritters. They also had a pumpkin fritter and iced Long Johns.

Eat Crow

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9872 Highway 105 S Banner Elk (Foscoe), NC 28604 Tel: 828-963-8228 Website - eatcrownc.com Bakery Open  Tuesday  Saturday  10am  to  5pm Serving  Lunch  11am  to  3p   They serve dinner by reservation only one Friday night per month. (from their website) Dominic Geraghty has been an executive chef for over [...]

Gwendy’s Goodies

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A newly open bakery in Ayden, NC, opened in April 2015.

Clayton Bakery & Cafe

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A great all around bakery. Offer a good variety of cookies, pastries, cakes, donuts, muffins and fresh baked breads.

Laura’s House Bakery

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Local owned pizza and sub shop that opened in early 2014.

The Bakers Square

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The Bakers Square is a Christian family-owned operation, and they prepare homemade meals daily. They are located in the historic district of New Bern, NC, which is a very popular destination for both visitors and locals.

Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe

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Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe is locally owned and operated in the beautiful sea port town of Morehead City, NC, located across from the historic Morehead City train depot on Arendell Street for over 9 years.

La Gemma Fine Italian Pastries

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When you walk in the door of this bakery in Wilmington, NC, all you can say is WOW! They offer a wide variety of traditional Italian pastries and a unique twist to many American pastries.

Hot Pink Cake Stand

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You guessed it, they specialize in cakes and cupcakes in Wilmington, NC. Cupcakes are on display for walk-­in customers. Cakes made to order to meet all occasions. They have both the regular size cupcakes and minis.

Uprising Bakery

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The baked goods from Uprising Bakery in Wilmington, NC, suit a variety of tastes and dietary needs. They use organic and natural ingredients and have yummy treats that include products for gluten free, dairy free, vegan or other dietary needs.

Sugar on Front Street

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Sugar on Front Street in Wilmington, NC, offers the old fashioned, made-from-scratch bake goods that we grow up with. The bakery products that grandma made.

A Piece Of The Pie

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This was a great find in Hendersonville, NC. The pie shop is located in the popular shopping area on main street. They make all their pies with 100% natural ingredients every morning.

McFarlan Bakery

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Prepares all baked goods from scratch in Hendersonville, NC, using many of the tried and true recipes many going back to their beginning. Offers a wide variety of of cookies, doughnuts, pastries and cakes.

Barbar Orchards Fruit Stand

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They have a bakery in Waynesville, NC, using their own local grown apples. They offer, apple fritters, apple pies, apple turnovers, apple cakes, apple loaves and apple muffins.

Coastal Cupcakes

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Specializing in creative and unique cupcakes, they offer over 15 different cupcakes weekly with new creations being tested all the time in Wilmington, NC.

Bracken Mountain Bakery

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The pastries from Bracken Mountain Bakery in Bervard, NC, have a personal touch, with items such as scones, lime coconut danish, good intention cookies, almond-­filled croissants and maple walnut sticky buns.

Crumbs & Cream

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This is a mother and daughter team creating a sweet spot in the mountains of NC at Mars Hill. They specialize in candies, prefections, cookies, small breads and cakes.

Well-­Bred Bakery & Cafe

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The Well-Bred Bakery in Weaverville, NC specializes in both the sweet and the savory. When you walk in the door you are blown away with the display of baked goods and the coffee aromas.

Nancy Jo’s Homemade

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Nancy Jo and children have been serving customers at the Raleigh, NC farmer's market for over 20 years. They offer a variety of homemade cakes, pies, cookies, candies, jellies and jams.

Mountain Pie Company

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As their name says, Mountain Pie Company in Hendersonville, NC specializes in pies. They also have a good variety of cakes, muffins and cookies. They have a dining area that is very warm and friendly. The offer breakfast from Tues-­Fri 8-­4 and Sat 9-­2.

Linville River Mercantile and Bakery

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They are a custom bakery in Crossnore, NC, known for their famous country sour dough bread, jams, and kettle-made apple butter made daily. They also make a large selection of baked goods daily.

City Bakery Cafe

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City Bakery Cafe in Asheville, NC specializes in producing a wide variety artisan breads and rolls formed by hand and baked in a hearth oven. They also make some of the most mouth watering cakes, pies, croissants, cupcakes, cookies and much more.

The Bake Shoppe

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The Bake Shoppe in Weaverville, NC, specializes in wedding and birthday cakes. They also make cookies and small cakes offered at the shoppe. They really do it up with theme cakes for the holidays.

My Kids & Me Bakery

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Yes you read the name right! Owner Kathy wanted to make it simple and real. My Kids & Me Bakery in Raleigh, NC, offers a good variety of homemade breads, pastries and cookies. Kathy and kids make all the baked good fresh daily for their many loyal customers.

Oklahoma

Ohio

Dutch Valley Bakery

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Choices include crumb-topped Dutch apple, black raspberry, pecan, maple custard, and the uniquely Amish peanut butter cream.

Olde World Bakery

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Olde World Bakery is a bakery and cafe in Berlin, Ohio, that offers healthy artisan breads & pastries, located in front area of Schrock’s Amish Farm. They started their business making wholesale bake goods for local business.

Kauffman’s Country Bakery

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When you walk into this bakery all you can say is WOW! This bakery has a wide variety of baked goods to satisfy both the local residents and the thousands of visitors yearly. They are located in the heart of Ohio Amish Country in Berlin, Ohio.

Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery

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Hershberger’s is a seasonal bakery in Millersburg, Ohio, that is located across the street from their Amish family farm. They offer a wide variety of traditional Amish baked goods, such as fresh baked breads and fried fruit pies.

Crispie Creme Donuts

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Crispie Creme Donut’s is a landmark in Chillicothe, Ohio, a popular place that has been around since 1929. They are a donut and coffee shop that has been doing it right for a long time.

Der Bake Oven

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When you walk in the door of Der Bake Oven in Millersburg, Ohio, you are greeted with a smiling face and the aroma of freshly baked pastries and coffee. The large glass window allows you to see the ladies baking and creating the daily masterpieces.

New Systems Bakery

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New Systems Bakery in Chillicothe, OH has been in business since 1920, that’s saying a lot! They are a third generation operation running it now. She has a son that she hopes will make it the fourth.

Pennsylvania

Ye Ole Sweet Shop

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This bakery is a very popular place downtown in Erie, PA. From the time we walked in the door, we knew we were in for a treat.

Roy’s Bakery

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This was a great find in Williamsport, PA. We had a great time talking to the owner about the history and recipes they use. They are known for their scratch decorated and specialty cakes.

Mr. Sticky’s

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Mr. Sticky’s started in a trailer selling at fairs and festivals. Due to the cold winter weather, they decided to bring their rapidly growing business to a store front in Williamsport, PA. This was a big plus for them and business has grown year

Bird-­in-­Hand Bakery

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This bakery has a wide variety of bake goods from yeast & cake donuts, cookies, muffins, pies, cakes, etc. The bakery in Bird-in-Hand, PA, is a very popular stop for both locals and visitors coming to the Lancaster area.

South Carolina

Just Desserts

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Just Desserts Bakery and Cafe 113 West Main Street Harleyville, SC 29448 dottie@justdessertsof harleyville.com  Justdessertsofharleyville.com A quaint little cafe in the heart of Harleyville, SC Offering a variety of cookies, muffins, cheesecakes, pastries, pies and assorted cakes. They are also a cafe serving the lunch and dinner to the locals [...]

What’s Cookin’ Downtown

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This bakery in Aiken, SC, specializes in homemade cakes, muffins, cookies, cheesecakes and freshly prepared pies. Chef Poplin and wife have diversified their shop to include freshly prepared breakfast & lunch sandwiches.

Perfection Bakery

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Perfection bakery has been open in Sumter, SC since sometime in 1933. The bakery has been at its present location since 1945. They are one of only 4-5 bakeries in the area that makes everything from scratch.

Murray’s Donuts

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Specializes in traditional donuts such as glazed, cream filled, plain, blueberry cake and chocolate iced. They do a great job with the cinnamon rolls and apple fritters. All donuts are made fresh each morning in Sumter, SC.

Baker’s Sweets, LLC Bakery & Cafe

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Specializing in fresh baked sweets, cinnamon rolls, assorted cookies, napoleons, eclairs, whole cakes and by the slice in Sumter, SC. The owner has put a lot of her own twists on many of the old favorites.

Tiffany’s Bakery & Eatery

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Tiffany's Bakery & Eatery started in 1977 in the Columbia, SC, mall. They moved to Two Notch Road in 1990 where they expanded their bakery line and started serving breakfast & lunch (the eatery).

Mulberry Market Bake Shop

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They have been in business for 17 years in Downtown Camden, SC, with a great local following. They set up at the Camden Farmers Market during the spring and summer, offering a few different items not offered at the store.

French Kiss Bakery

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You can find this bakery just one block from the ocean on the popular island of Hilton Head. Owner Emmanuel Colin, a native of France, offers many authentic French pastries along with many popular American favorites.

Sweet Carolina Cupcakes

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Walking down the street and looking in Sweet Carolina Cupcakes in Hilton Head Island, SC, or Savannah, GA, you see row after row of delightful colorful creations of goodness. Once you enter you can smell the aroma of fresh baked cakes.

Tennessee

Texas

Simply Delicious

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200 commerce Dr, Waco Texas 76710      254-732-5333 simpledeliciouswaco.com and on Facebook: Simple Delicious Bakery Open Mon-Fri  8 to 5  ~  Sat 8 to Noon  The bakery is behind the PetSmart store, they are the small building attached to a factory. Some bakeries when you walk into, all you can think [...]

The Village Bakery

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  “Home of the Kolache” In Historic Downtown West, Texas since 1952 113 East Oak Street, West Texas 76691 254-826-5151 M-F 6:30am – 5:30pm * Sat 6:30am – 5:00pm The owners are of Czech decent and offer many tradition Czech baked goods. Vanocka ( Braided Bread), Coklada(Chocolate Log), Klabasniki (sausage [...]

Back Home Bakery

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122 N. Main Street  Weatherford, Texas 76086 Website: backhomebakerytx.com   Facebook: Back Home Bakery (817) 594-4003 If you are looking for a home town bakery with great pastries and a friendly staff, this is you place. The great thing about small local bakeries is that they become part of the community, [...]

Vermont

Cold Hollow Cider Mill & Bakery

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This place has it going on. fresh pressed cider that is to die for. A great bakery with a great variety of baked goods. You will want to check out the gift shop also.

King Arthur Flour

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King Arthur Flour is a flour mill in Norwich, VT, that has expanded themselves into a very popular bakery, baking school and retail outlet for bakers needs.

Allechante – Artisan Bakery

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Specializing in high end cakes and pastries, also has many of the traditional favorites with their own special flair. It was very enjoyable to look at the creativity and skill level of the bakers at this bakery in Norwich, VT.

Vermont Cheesecake Factory

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This bakery in Quechee, VT, specializes in selling high end cheesecakes to local restaurants. The have a small store front at the bakery that sells fresh cookies, breads and muffins.

Virginia

Carrot Tree Bakery

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If you are looking for a scratch bakery with a good variety, you need to stop by the Carrot Tree Bakery.

La Patisserie Bakery

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If you are looking for French style bakery, this is the place. A combination of french baking with an American flare. The offer small tarts and pastries, fresh breads and decorated cakes.

Jamestown Pie Company

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Specializing in fresh baked pies tarts, pot pies and pizzas. They make all their product from scratch, from the crust to the fillings. They offer a wide variety of fresh fruit and berry pies along with nut pies and traditional baked custard pie.

Extraordinary Cupcakes

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No just a cupcake shop, they are an extra ordinary cupcake shop with a wide variety of freshly baked and creative flavors.

Paul’s Bakery, Inc

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Donuts anyone! If you are looking for donuts, cookies, brownies, breads, pies and cakes you have found the right place.

Williams Bakery

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If you are looking for a bakery that offer a wide variety of scratch bakery goods, this is the spot. Ron Williams and his crew create the fresh baked goods daily