Baked sweets on the counter of one of the types of bakeries you can find nearby.

5 Types of Bakeries You Can Find Nearby in the US

Last Updated on March 15, 2023

Are you one of those dessert lovers who enjoy the smell of recently baked goods in their house? Or just one who doesn’t miss a chance to take a bite out of any sweet that crosses their path? Either way, you surely have a couple of go-to places to get your dose of sugar. And if you don’t or just feel like trying a new place, you might want to take a look at this tool to help you find the best bakeries near you. But since not all of them are the same, here’s a list of 5 types of bakeries you can find nearby in the US.

Healthy gluten-free bakeries

In the last few years, the baking sector has discovered that there’s a growing market for selling healthy, vegan and gluten-free baked goods. These kind of breads, sweets, and desserts are not only for people with intolerances or allergies, but they also tend to the needs of a more conscious generation of people. With a growing concern for the planet, animals and personal health, there has been a rise in vegan, organic and gluten-free diets. And they also deserve to get their sweet tooth satisfied! Give healthy bakeries a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Wedding cake bakeries

It doesn’t matter if you are going for a more traditional or modern wedding, the cake is always present. This dessert can combine the taste of both partners mixing the flavors, the textures, and the design to be a perfect representation of the union. Finding a good bakery specialized in wedding cakes will help you with the stress of planning the wedding. Once you are there, they can show you some popular cake ideas, let you taste some flavor samples or even allow you to create a mix according to your own preferences. Just remember to book a meeting several weeks in advance, because they can be really busy on certain dates.

Historic bakeries

We all have family recipes that have been passed down for a few generations from mothers to daughters and fathers to sons. Some families’ recipes where that good that they turned it into a family business. Going on for decades, many historic bakeries across the US have kept their old best-selling recipes a secret. This makes their baked goods even more fascinating. Sometimes, it even creates long lines outside their doors of people wanting to take a bite out of these delicious desserts. These historic family-owned bakeries might not be the hippest. However, I can assure you that their food is baked with love and the taste is unique and delectable.

TAKEAWAY: San Francisco is known to be the home of sourdough bread in the US. This bread is made of a mother dough with a zealously protected recipe. If cared for properly, the mother dough can live for decades. In fact, San Francisco’s Boudin Bakery uses the same one since 1849. The dough is so precious that during the earthquake and fires that hit the city in 1906, the wife on the founder risked her life just to save the dough.

Coffeeshop bakeries

Some people prefer elaborate desserts to order in advance for special occasions. But some others, they’d rather eat a mouth-watering sweet as soon as they get the craving. That’s what coffeeshop bakeries are for. Still hot from the oven, you can taste the perfect cupcake, pie, croissant or pastry while relaxing in a place that smells like your grandma’s kitchen. Moreover, you can relax as you accompany your food with some coffee, hot chocolate, juice or smoothie. Coffeeshops are the perfect spot to have a nice conversation with your friends, study or get creative by starting your own novel.

Themed cake bakeries

While themed cakes are not an everyday dessert, they are for sure a fun and original option for celebrations. If you have seen any of the TV programs that follow these kinds of bakeries, you already know that good professionals can prepare a tailor-made, amazing and delicious sweet. A well-shaped sponge cake, a couple of colorful layers of fondant paste and some sugar made decorations can fulfill any of your sugary dreams. You can be sure that a themed cake like these Hello Kitty cakes will be the center of attention of your party. And it will definitely leave all of your guests in awe.

There are millions of bakeries across the United States. Some might be trendy, some might be traditional, some might be hidden, and some might have the best views. Nonetheless, among all of them, you are sure to find the one that suits your sugary needs and satisfies your cravings. And you don’t need to go very far for that. You just need to decide the types of bakeries you are looking for and take a look online to find the best bakeries near you.

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