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




Sandy’s Bake Shoppe

"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, [...]





Mi-Lady Bakery

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 [...]



Ivy Lane Bakery

405 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701 Open:  Mon-Sat 7am - 5pm, Sunday 8am - 4pm A new bakery in Bloomington, Il, that has quickly become a popular destination for a variety of freshly baked goods. They offer a variety of cookies, including chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar and many [...]


Grove Street Bakery

[fu 812 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701 Open: Tues-Fri 6:30am - 4pm, Sat 6:30pm - 2pm Facebook: Grovestreetbakery A small bakery putting out a variety of cookies, muffins and doughnuts, for the local population of Bloomington , Il. They have a large variety of cookies, from drop cookies, iced [...]


Pluff’s Bakery

313 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764 Open Mon-Sat 5am - 5pm This is an old time, from scratch bakery that will take you back in time. They have been offering the city of Pontiac Illinois and the surrounding area since 1954. There are some bakeries that when you walk [...]


The Homestead Bakery

1749 E County Rd 1900 N #B, Arthur, IL 61911 Open: Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm the200acre.com This is a great bakery! When you walk through the door and see the rustic country theme, you know you are in for something great. They are a three fold operation, a seed company [...]



Wheel House Donuts

111 E York St, Rockville, IN 47872 Open Mon-Thurs 7am - 4pm   Fri-Sat 7am - 6pm Are they a coffee shop that sells donuts or a donut shop that sells coffee. That here or there. They offer great-build-your-own donuts and a great selection of coffee favorites. Coffee anyone give these [...]


Country Lane Bakery

59162 Co Rd 43, Middlebury, IN 46540 Open: Tues-Fri 5am-4pm  Sat 5am-2pm If you are in the Middlebury, IN area this is a must stop. Fresh baked goods daily. They are located in the hear of Indiana Amish Country. You can choice from breads, rolls, pie turnovers, cinnamon rolls, cookies [...]


Breadbox Bakery

The Breadbox Bakery & Café 120 Morton Street, Shipshewana, In 46565 Website: shipshewanabakery.com Phone # (260) 768-4629 Opened: April - December, Monday - Saturday  9:00am – 5:00pm                  January – March, Thursday - Saturday 9:00am -5:00pm Local bakery located in the bustling and quant downtown of Shipshewana, In When you [...]




Leesville Donuts

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 [...]



Butter Crust Bakery

6181 Dixie Hwy, Bridgeport, MI 48722 Open: Tues-Fri 6:00am - 5:30pm   Sat 6am - 4pm Butter Crust Bakery has been serving hungry customers since 1967. Greg Sochocki took over the bakery using recipes handed down from his parents and today his 25-year-old son Jamie Sochocki works by his side. Fried [...]


The Bakery Shoppe

700 River Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801 Open: Mon-Fri 7am - 3:30pm    Sat 7am - 12pm   Closed Sunday thebakeryshoppeironmountian.com A warm and inviting small bakery, offering a wide selection of hand crafted baked good. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the pastries. Let start with in warming decor, [...]


Zeelman Bakery

130 E Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464 Facebook: Zeelman bakery Open Mon-Sat 5:30am - 5:30pm     Closed Sunday A local bakery creating old fashion pastries and doughnuts. They have are large variety of doughnuts, (both yeast and cake), long johns, and twist. Their cookie selection offers a variety of classic cookies [...]


Dutch Uncle Donuts

58 E Chicago St, Coldwater, MI 49036 Open 24 hours, 7 days a week They have been open for many years and have become a very popular destination for Coldwaters donut lovers. They offer a wide variety of donuts, both cake and yeast donuts, long johns, French crawlers, apple fritters. [...]


Yoders Country Market

375 Eleanor Dr, Centreville, MI 49032 yodersofenterville.com Open: Mon-Fri 6am - 6pm   Sat. 6am - 4pm An open floor plan of a combination bulk food store, full operation bakery, deli, restaurant and garden shop. Offer their small community with an amazing selection of freshly made, Amish style dishes. We stopped [...]


Dutch Maid Bakery

508 W Lincoln Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Open: Mon-Sat 6am - 8pm Made from scratch bakery using the finest quality ingredients. They offer a variety of doughnuts, rolls and danish, hand crafted pastries including éclairs, cannoli, turnovers and pies. The owner said they specialize in decorated cookies for special occasions [...]


Amish Country Bakery

1003 Herricksville Rd, Quincy, MI 49082 Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm   Closed Sundays A small Amish bakery  located on the back roads of Quincy. They a have a small variety of pies, cookies and cakes.  She also makes jellies and jams. Talking to Betty (the baker), she said they are old time [...]



Hoover’s Bakery

128 US-45 ALT, West Point, MS 39773 662-494-1442 A local donut bakery on US-45, offering fresh variety of donuts, loaf breads, pastries, and assorted cookies. They also have sausage rolls and other quick breakfast items. They of casserole dishes to eat in or take out for lunch. We stopped at [...]

New Hampshire

New York


Sweet Blessings

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.

North Carolina


The Donut Bar

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

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 [...]




Der Bake Oven

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.


South Carolina


Just Desserts

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 [...]




Circle M Bakery

2716 Old Iowa Park Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76306   Check out their website circlembakery.com and on Facebook at Circle M Bakery. Hours: Mon-Sat 4:00am - 5:00pm, Sun. 5:00am -1:00pm Family owned and operated since 1986. 19 plus varieties of donuts, featuring both yeast and cake donuts. If you are looking [...]


Geriks Bakery

511 West Oak Street, West, TX 76691 252-826-3327 Open from 6:00am - 4:00pm Offering a large variety of kolaches and cinnamon rolls.  All pastries are baked fresh daily. Debbie and I tried a cinnamon roll and a cream cheese kolache. On the back wall you can see the many trophies [...]


Simply Delicious

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

  “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

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, [...]




Baby Moons Bakery

  113 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835   (540) 669-5111 Facebook: BabyMoonsLuray   I small, quaint bakery on Main street.  Baby Moons is the “sweets and treats” place to go in Luray! Cookies, pies, cakes, and coffee! Message or call us with special orders. We stopped in twice during [...]

West Virginia



A Farm Inn On Main

123 N Main St, Shawano, WI 54166 afarminnonmain.com Open: Mon-Thurs 4:30am - 9pm, Fri 4:30am - 10pm, Sat 6am - 10pm, Sun 6am - 9pm "A Farm Inn On Main" is a full restaurant and bakery serving the community of Shawano, MI. They offer a variety of fresh baked breads [...]