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Philadelphia’s Most Amazing Bakeries

Indulge in cookies, cake, and more at these spots in Philly.

We can all agree that Philadelphia is full of things to eat, drink, and explore. After visiting one of the amazing restaurants or bars, you may find yourself craving something sweet. When that’s the case, I recommend stopping by one of many delicious bakeries in town. Serving pastries, bread, cookies, and cakes, you’ll find everything you need at these places.

Woman buying bread in bakery in Philadelphia

I’ve put together a list of my favorite bakeries in town so you know where to get the tastiest baked goods in town. Whether you prefer French, Jewish, German, or Italian bakeries, there’s a spot for all of your favorites on my list. Some of them even offer made-to-order cakes for special occasions. Keep reading to learn more about each place!

Best Bakeries in Philadelphia

  1. Essen Bakery
  2. The Sugary
  3. Haegele’s Bakery
  4. Metropolitan Bakery (Rittenhouse Square)
  5. Batter & Crumbs Vegan Bakery and Cafe
  6. Crust Vegan Bakery
  7. J’aime French Bakery
  8. Isgro Pastries
  9. Nutmeg Cake Design
  10. Stocks Bakery

Essen Bakery

1437 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 271-2299
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In the mood for some authentic Jewish-style baked goods? Check out Essen Bakery. This local bakery serves fresh baked breads and pastries you won’t want to miss. Baking everything from scratch daily, you can count on the food here being delicious.

Essen Bakery offers bread, pastries, and even sandwiches to choose from. We recommend the chocolate rugelach, babka, challah, blackberry pop tarts, or bagels. Be sure to order some flour as well, so you can bake at home, too!


The Sugary

3580 Indian Queen Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: (215) 205-2721
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Founded in 2017, The Sugary is a delicious bakery you have to try while you’re in town. This local bakery serves desserts made to order, so you’ll be able to find everything you could ever want. Focusing on fresh and high-quality ingredients, it’s no wonder the desserts are so amazing.

The Sugary offers everything from cakes, to cupcakes, to cookies. Be sure to visit their website to place your order, they recommend doing so at least 2-4 weeks in advance so you can guarantee having your order on time!


Haegele’s Bakery

4164 Barnett St, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Phone: (215) 624-0117
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When you want to try something different, we suggest Haegele’s Bakery. This family-owned and operated bakery serves authentic German baked goods. With experience in the industry for decades, you can bet they’ve got the whole pastry thing down.

Serving day-to-day pastries and special occasion cakes, Haegele’s Bakery is the perfect place for any event. Try out the butter cake, black forest cake, cream donuts, or jelly donuts. Make sure to order a cake for your next party, too!


Metropolitan Bakery (Rittenhouse Square)

262 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 545-6655
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Opened in 1993, Metropolitan Bakery is one of the best spots for some fresh breads or pastries. This neighborhood bakery doubles as cafe, so you can grab some bread to go and enjoy a meal while you’re there.

Metropolitan Bakery has so many amazing options to choose from. We recommend the lemon pound cake, chocolate hazelnut biscotti, midnight brownie, or a French baguette. Be sure to grab a bagel or croissant with homemade spread for breakfast!


Batter & Crumbs Vegan Bakery and Cafe

1401 Reed St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (267) 319-8852
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Trying to find a spot with baked goods for vegan diets? Look no further than Batter & Crumbs Vegan Bakery and Cafe. This neighborhood spot serves vegan breads, pastries, and cafe fare. They also offer a few gluten-free items and can make gluten-free items per request.

The menu changes weekly at Batter & Crumbs Vegan Bakery and Cafe, so you’ll have plenty to try. Be sure to try the cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, spinach jawn, or brownies!


Crust Vegan Bakery

4409 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: (215) 701-4230
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Another bakery serving all vegan baked goods is Crust Vegan Bakery. This local bakery was founded in 2015 and has been pleasing customers ever since. As a woman-owned and operated spot, you can also support a unique business by stopping by here.

Crust Vegan Bakery offers plenty of tasty baked goods and cakes for special events. Try out the french toast bun, brown sugar pop tart, or cheesecake. They also offer soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free items!


J’aime French Bakery

212 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (267) 928-3172
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If traditional French baking is more your thing, head over to J’aime French Bakery. This little bakery serves fresh, homemade French pastries that you have to taste to believe. Stop by for some baked goods to-go or sit down with a pastry and coffee.

Serving bread, crepes, fresh-squeezed juice, and more, you’ll find anything you could want at J’aime French Bakery. We recommend the chocolate brioche, French baguette, cararmel crepe, or lemon tartlet with meringue!


Isgro Pastries

1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 923-3092
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With nearly 800 reviews, Isgro Pastries is another popular spot for all of your baked good needs. This pastry shop serves classic Italian pastries like no other. Founded by the current owner’s family decades ago, this place is all about tradition.

Much like the other spots on our list, Isgro Pastries offers ready-made pastries and cakes for special events. Be sure to try the cannolis, butter cookies, rum cake, or tiramisu. Don’t forget to check out the seasonal pastries!


Nutmeg Cake Design

220 Krams Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: (267) 908-5881
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Need to find the perfect spot to order baked goods for your special occasion? Swing by Nutmeg Cake Design. This local bakery makes cakes as well as cookies and French macarons for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and any other event.

Nutmeg Cake Design requires you to order your cakes and such in advance in order to give them time to accommodate each customer’s needs. If pre-ordering, be sure to do so at least 5-7 days in advance and if making a custom order, they suggest ordering at least 2 weeks in advance!


Stocks Bakery

2614 E Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 634-7344

Last but not least on our list of bakeries is Stocks Bakery. With a 4.8 star rating on Google, this local bakery is clearly a fan favorite when it comes to baked goods. This no-frills spot offers classic pastries, so you’ll find whatever you’re craving here.

Stocks Bakery is famous for their pound cake, but there’s so many other tasty things to try here. We recommend the butter cake, peanut butter donut, pound cake, or chocolate chip cookies. Be sure to bring cash as this is a cash-only establishment!


Final Thoughts

So, the next time you’re craving a donut or need to order a cake for that one friend’s birthday, you’ll know all of the best places to do so in Philly. With bakeries for everyone’s taste and diet restrictions, the options are endless.

Which bakery are you most excited to try? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you tell us about it and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood.