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Food + Drink

18 Must-Try Metro Detroit Bakeries

June 23, 2020

Satisfy your sweet tooth at these local bakeries

By Arianna Endicott

Featured photo via Planthropie’s Facebook page

Please check websites for store hours, pick-up and/or curbside options available. 

Bakehouse46

136 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham

Photo by Arianna Endicott

Bakehouse46 is a collaboration between Cupcake Station and Blake’s Farm, serving up cupcakes, donuts, cider, candy apples and more! The spot, which opened earlier this year, features a variety of cupcake flavors, like Lemon Lust, vegan chocolate and vanilla, Chocolate Cheesecake and more, as well as donut flavors like Maple Bacon, Fruity Pebbles and Acai Bowl. Bakehouse46 is in the process of opening in all previous Cupcake Station locations.

Astoria Pastry Shop

541 Monroe, Detroit

320 South Main, Royak Oak

Via astoriapastryshop.com

With locations in Greektown and Royal Oak, Astoria has stood the test of time for nearly 50 years. Their menu features sweet treats like tortes, macarons, tiramisu, cheesecake and more, as well as savory baked goods like spinach pies and croissant sandwiches. FYI: If you’re out of cash, the Greektown location also accepts Greektown Casino Comps as payment.

For the Love of Sugar

100 Erskine St., Detroit

Via @fortheloveofsugardetroit

From French macarons to specialty cakes, For the Love of Sugar wows with its elegantly decorated desserts. With creative cake flavors like Fruity Pebbles, chocolate coconut macaroon and a variety of vegan options, there’s something for everyone.

Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval, Detroit

Via @sisterpiedetroit

Sister Pie opened its doors in 2015 after winning the Hatch Detroit contest and earning a grant to open a storefront. Since then, they’ve released a cookbook, begun teaching baking classes, partnered with Shake Shack for their “Pie Oh My” custard and, of course, sold pies! If pie isn’t quite your thing, the menu also features cookies, muffins, scones, shortbread and more.

Planthropie

135 Pierce St, Birmingham

Via Planthropie's Facebook

Handmade desserts and cheeses? Say no more! Plant-based dessert and cheese bar Planthropie focuses on creating wholesome, all-natural food from organic and raw ingredients. Enjoy beautiful, decadent desserts including mini cakes and truffles, along with  variety of  artisanal cheeses that are free of soy, binders and preservatives. Top your treat off with a sparkling white tea or strawberry vanilla Kombucha.

Avalon International Breads

422 W. Willis, Detroit

1049 Woodward Ave., Detroit

2990 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

120 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor

Via @avalonbakery

Avalon — which has four storefronts and serves 1000+ customers each day — has been a staple in Detroit’s Cass Corridor since 1997. They use 100% organic flour to create tasty treats like fresh baked daily bread, sticky buns, muffins, cookies (with vegan options!), brownies and more.

Vito’s Cakes & Bakery

36578 Moravian, Clinton Township

Via Vito's Bakery on Facebook

If you’re looking for authentic Italian desserts, Vito’s is the way to go. Vito Bommarito launched his bakery using family recipes in 1970, and has since been voted Best of Detroit by WDIV for its cannolis, cassatta cakes and muffalettas. In addition to the bakery’s award-winning sweets, find specialty savory items like pizza, sfingiuni and sub sandwiches, all on freshly made bread.

Treat You Batter

6915 Greenfield Rd., Detroit

Via @treatyoubatter

Treat You Batter features halal-certified sweets like cheesecake and Nutella-stuffed cookies, coconut caramel cookies and glazed buns. They also carry various specialty ice cream flavors with toppings like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Oreos and M&Ms.

Tony Cannoli Sweets & Eats

16125 West Rd., Woodhaven

Via Tony Cannoli Sweets and Eats Facebook

Tony Cannoli offers various cannoli flavors like traditional Sicilian, Italian Cream and chocolate, as well as classic Italian desserts like tiramisu and biscotti. They also bake Italian breads, like the Sesame Twist, Bastone and Hero bread.

Le Detroit Macaron

2756 Evaline St., Hamtramck

Via @ledetroitmacaron

Le Detroit Macaron pays homage to Detroit’s French roots with their selection of French macarons. Signature flavors include rose cardamom, Fruity Pebbles, creme brulee, Oreo cheesecake and more. They also offer seasonal flavors, like fluffernutter, peanut butter and jelly, strawberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll.

Good Cakes and Bakes

19363 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Via @goodcakes_andbakes

Since April Anderson opened her bakery in 2013, she has served treats to Oprah, worked as a pastry chef for the James Beard Media Awards in New York and served on a panel for CGI America alongside Bill Clinton. Back at the bakery, she serves up organic treats like lemon velvet cakes, toasted coconut cupcakes, orange ginger breakfast bread and peanut butter brownies.

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

22965 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

4160 Cass Ave., Detroit

Via @treat_dreams

Treat Dreams may be best known for their creative ice cream flavors that change weekly — like peach lime chipotle, Nuttin Better Than Bacon or lobster bisque (!) — but they also offer baked goods! Their 14-layer Dream Cakes combine cake, frosting, cookie dough, fudge, mousse and a “crunch” to delight your taste buds. They’ve partnered with D’Vine Cookies to serve edible cookie dough, as well as ice cream sandwiches — also available as a giant, 5-pound sandwich, if you can’t get enough.

Milano Bakery & Cake

3500 Russell St., Detroit

Via Milano Bakery & Cafe on Facebook

Milano has been a staple in the Eastern Market district since it opened in 1975, and for good reason. The bakery’s wide variety of treats includes chocolate French silk pie, Oreo cheesecake and lemon poppy muffins. You can also order a custom “build your own cake” with a range of cake flavors, frostings and fillings.

Detroit Cookie Co.

23421 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

Via @detroitcookiecompany

Detroit Cookie Co. grew out of Lauren Roumayah’s lifelong passion for baking combined with her love of flavors from the Motor City. Her “Big 3” cookies combine Better Made potato chips, Michigan cherries and chocolate chips, while the “Mad Mix” mashes together Better Made’s Sweet BBQ chips and Butterfinger bits. The shop also offers brownies, blondies, cereal treats and cinnamon rolls.

Cake Crumbs

28569 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield

Via @cakecrumbs

By the time you’ve finished enjoying Renea Smith’s baked goods, crumbs will be all that’s left! Though the bakery specializes in expertly decorated cakes with flavors like pink champagne, strawberry lemonade and Grand Marnier carrot cake, Cake Crumbs also serves up a variety of other treats. Stop in to try their Strawberry White chocolate chip cookies, Slammin’ Citrus bars, mini cheesecakes and creme brulee.

Love & Buttercream

746 E. Maple, Birmingham

Via @lovebuttercream

 

With a menu that changes with the seasons, Love and Buttercream delivers new flavors every few months. Some of their specialty cake flavors include almond, blueberry and lemon poppyseed. They also serve up chocolate peanut butter buckeyes, lemon cream cheese cookies, carrot-cake cookie sandwiches and more!

Gâteaux Pâtisserie

1004 S Military St., Dearborn

Via @gateauxpatisserie_

Metro Detroit’s family-owned French patisserie opened its doors in May 2018 to showcase made-from-scratch treats with an American flair. Expect macarons, petits-gateaux and even an afternoon tea service.

Dilla’s Delights

242 John R St., Detroit

Via @dillasdelights

Dilla’s pushes the boundaries of what makes a donut, featuring unusual flavors like vegan tomato basil & Vernor’s glaze, orange habanero and sweet potato. If you’re looking for something a little more typical, don’t worry: Traditional options — like John Doe cake, Blackbottom blueberry, Lightworkx lemon and Beverly Bavarian cream filled — are also on the menu. And for anyone following a plant-based diet, there are lots of vegan treats.

Cannelle Patisserie

45 W Grand River, Detroit

159 N Eton St., Birmingham

Via @cannellebymattknio

Chef Matt Knio, a graduate of Academie de Versailles in France, discovered his love of baking at a young age. All that practice has paid off: his patisseries offer breads, croissants, macarons, eclairs, and more, all baked fresh daily.

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