Bakery and Desserts

bakeries in St. LouisDelicious baked goods from a local bakery makes for a desirable and welcome treat to any special event or gathering. Bakeries in St. Louis offer much flavor and so many varieties to choose from!  Visiting the bakery can be a great way to get fresh bread and a variety of prepared foods, but bakeries have a lot more to offer than the basics. If you have a sweet tooth, then there are a lot of baked goods that you can get for a meal, or to take home for desert, and almost everything in between. Depending on the bakery, you can find anything from American classics to exotic French desserts, which gives you plenty to choose from no matter where you are. Whether it’s freshly baked bread or a sweet treat such as  cupcakes, you cant go wrong when visiting one of these local STL bakeries.

St. Louis Bakeries and Desserts

Cravings St. LouisCravings Gourmet Desserts For over 25 years Cravings has provided award winning desserts to the St Louis region and beyond. It has earned its local reputation for excellent desserts and pastries but has also been recognized on a national level through awards from the James Beard Society and USA Today.

McArthur's St. LouisMcArthur’s Bakery   – Serving Delicious Baked Goods, Delicious Deli Foods – And Even Breakfast! McArthur’s Bakery has provided quality bakery foods to the St. Louis area for over 50 years. Only the finest ingredients go into making our “from scratch” recipes, critiqued and fine tuned by Randy McArthur, owner of McArthur’s Bakery. Our product line includes birthday, wedding and party cakes, donuts, danish, coffee cakes, stollens, fresh baked bread and more.

Gelato St. LouisGelato Di Riso brings the luxurious texture and sensational flavors of authentic Italian Gelato to St. Louis. Everything about our products and services is an expression of the passion we have for authentic, Italian.

A growing trend in St. Louis food is that many restaurants are now featuring popular items such as baked bread or desserts from STL bakeries on their menus.

Red Velvet Cake: For people taking cakes home, or to a party, the red velvet cake is one of the leading types of cake in recent years, thanks in no small part to a moist texture and vibrant coloring. Depending on where you go, bakeries may achieve the coloring with natural beet juice, or food coloring, but the cake is delicious either way. You can also find red velvet cupcakes. Chocolate, white, and carrot cake are all runners up, and are more popular than red velvet in some states.

More Bakeries in St. Louis

  • Cose Dolci                                           314-799-2157   Bakery North County
  • Gooey Louie                                        314-352-2253   St Louis Hills   
  • Natalie’s Bakery                                 314-801-7064   North County  
  • Nathaniel Reid Bakery                     314-858-1010    Kirkwood
  • New Day Gluten Free                       314-833-5180     Clayton
  • Pie Oh My                                          314-704-4416   Maplewood  
  • Pint Sized Bakery                              314-645-7142    South St. Louis
  • St. Louis Kolache                              636-220-9159    Ballwin
  • Strange Donuts                                  314-932-5851    Maplewood
  • Sweetology                                         636-220-3620   West County
  • Union Loafers                                   314-833-6111    Tower Grove
  • Vincent Van Doughnut                     314-339-5440    CWE
  •  Whisk                                                 314-932-5166    Cherokee
  • Wood Bakery                                     618-632-5070    O’Fallon, IL

Muffins:  Like the cupcake, the muffin is extremely popular, but mostly as a breakfast food. While similar in texture, shape, and ingredients, muffins are usually regarded as healthier, and typically include fruit or berries. The most famous is, of course, the blueberry muffin, which you can buy in millions of bakeries around the world.

Banana Bread:  Most wouldn’t think of banana bread when they think of bakeries, but it is increasingly popular, especially in the city. The soft, sweet staple that most of us associate with grandmother’s kitchen is also seeing a variety of makeovers. You can buy it as pop cakes, muffins, and as bread with icing over the top.

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Whoopee Pies or Macaroons: Depending on which part of the country you’re in, you’ll either see macaroons or whoopee pies in most bakeries. There are a lot of differences, starting with the fact that macaroons use meringue and whoopee pies use cream. Both deserts are fun and delicious. They’re also usually sold both individually and boxed, so you can get as many as you want.

Cream Puffs and Éclairs: Cream Puffs are officially the most popular baked good in Wisconsin, where locals devour more than 345,000 of them at the state fair alone. Cream puffs consist of pastry dough filled with cream, and occasionally topped with chocolate or more cream. Éclairs use the same type of dough, but feature a variety of different fillings, ranging from chocolate to cherry, and everything in between.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie: While the chocolate chip cookie has a lot of contenders in recent years, none have replaced the popularity of the chewy, chocolate filled cookie. Chocolate chip cookies are now available fresh and preserved worldwide, making them one of the most popular treats in the world. They’re also available in a variety of sizes, as minis, and with a variety of healthy and non-healthy ingredients. Variations might include raisins, macadamia nuts, different types of chocolate, and even chocolate on the top or bottom.

Pie: The American classic of pie is still going strong, and looks to remain so in most of the country. While options vary depending on the country, as do fillings, you can usually find multiple choices for pie in any bakery. Popular options include Apple, blueberry, lemon meringue, key lime, chocolate cream, and cherry, and during the fall, pumpkin. Pies also come in all shapes and sizes, from handheld personal pies you can eat as a snack, to full size 9 to 12″ pies to bring home for desert.

Many St. Louis bakeries have their own specialties and options, and most have their own take on even the most traditional of recipes. With a variety of desserts to choose from including tarts, éclairs, cake, muffins, and more, you can usually find something you will love. One easy way to pick a great dessert in a new bakery is simply asking about the most popular desert item, and then ordering that to try.

Getting Married? Congratulations! As the wedding season begins to bloom, the one shop that gets into designing are the cake shop. Every newlywed couple wants to break away from the tradition and get a unique wedding cake that symbolizes them and shows off their unique personalities.

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