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 [...]




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 [...]



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, [...]