Where Are Some Great Bakeries in Grand Rapids? Start With These!
Thanksgiving is almost here and Christmas is but weeks away. Planning the dinner menu is a daunting task for most. And what about all the sweet treats and desserts, pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, and more?
If you’re not doing the baking yourself, where would you go with with so many bakeries to chose from? I asked the website Wanderlog.com who came up with a "top" list of bakeries. They said they scoured through the internet and read through 6 reputable sites and blogs like Grand Rapids Magazine and Experience Grand Rapids. They gathered all the results in one place and ranked them by how many times they were mentioned so you know you're getting the best of the best. So, here we go!
With its delicious cupcakes, cookies, and other treats, Cakabakery is a must-visit in Uptown Grand Rapids. The boutique bakery is known for its handcrafted sweets and offers vegan and gluten-free options.
Wealthy Street Bakery
Wealthy Street Bakery is a casual eatery that serves an array of baked goods, including bread, pies, pastries, and pizza. They also offer sandwiches and have a selection of beer and wine available. Located in the vibrant Wealthy Street Historic District in Uptown Grand Rapids.
Van's Pastry Shoppe
The Van's Pastry Shoppe is a family-owned Dutch bakery that has been in business for nearly 90 years. The bakery is known for its fresh donuts and (now) old-fashioned charm, and it is a popular stop for residents of the East Hills neighborhood.
Nantucket Baking Company
Nantucket Baking Company is a bakery in an old-fashioned neighborhood where the bakers focus on using only the highest quality ingredients to produce delicious breads, pastries and cakes. In addition to traditional favorites like cookies and baguettes, they also have vegan options.
Field & Fire
Field & Fire is a bakery that focuses on hand-baked European-style breads and pastries made with organic ingredients. Located in the Downtown Market, with a cafe on North Monroe, the pastry selection includes croissants, cinnamon buns and muffins, as well as other breads, all made with natural fermentation methods.
Le Bon Macaron
The bakery Le Bon Macaron offers a variety of flavors for dog owners to enjoy alongside their furry friend. The Signature Collection features sweet cinnamon buttercream within while the Fruit and Floral collection has flavors such as strawberry cheesecake, salted dark chocolate, candy cane, and pumpkin. There are also several collections with different flavors such as Margarita Collection, Coffee Collection, Pistachio Collection and more.
Arnie's Bakery & Restaurant
Arnie’s Bakery offers delicious baked goods and desserts to diners in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The bakery has two other features, Arnie’s Dessert Bistro and Arnie’s Express DriveThru, where customers can buy sweet treats. The bakery offers a variety of cakes that can be customized for any event.
Rise Authentic Baking Company
Rise + Squibb is a new collaboration cafe in West Grand Rapids that offers delicious Squibb coffee, along with a wide selection of gluten-free and vegan treats. All of Rise's baked goods are free of soy, gluten, and dairy, making them perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions.
Hall Street Bakery
Begin your day with a delectable Ham & Cheese Breakfast Croissant or choose from the tantalizing options of a toasted Cuban Sandwich or an Italian Chopped Salad for lunch at Hall Street Bakery. This bakery is affiliated with Wealthy Street Bakery and Nantucket Baking Co., offering an array of breads, gluten-free treats, and pastries on a daily basis.
Sara's Sweets Bakery
Located in Northeast Grand Rapids, this family owned and operated bakery specializes in high quality custom cakes as well as a variety of other delicious baked goods. They use ingredients like butter, real vanilla and sugar to make their frosting creamy and delicious.
That is only scratching the surface of the fabulous bakeries we have in the Great Grand Rapids area.
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