Pastries and Pies, oh my! Best Baked Goods in Delaware for the Holidays
It is officially sweet treat season, and we are spreading the holiday cheer by bringing you a slice of some of the sweetest baked goods (and ice cream) in the state.
Spark'd Creative Pastry
Add a little "spark" to your typical holiday traditions with some elegant pastries. Order a few pumpkin-spiced cupcakes, load up on the fresh-baked apple pie, and don’t forget to grab a creamy and delicious homemade pumpkin syrup latte while you’re there!
Sweet Somethings Desserts
With more than 10 pie varieties to choose from, this bakery is sure to have something sweet and sensational for the family. Go traditional with apple pie, or change things up with a chocolate espresso mousse cake!
This gourmet grocer takes pride in its house-baked breads inspired by world cuisines, from baguettes to breadsticks to buns. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the café and sample the exquisite pastries.
Take a trip to Delaware’s oldest bakery and see why they’ve always been a favorite of local families. Order a tray of their delicious homemade butter cookies, decorated in red and green and topped with a holiday bow.
Sweet Melissa Bakery
Besides a seemingly endless assortment of creative cupcakes, Melissa serves up cheesecakes, lava cakes, crème brulee and special diet delights such as keto, vegan, and gluten-free desserts.
Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop
Seasonal flavor sensations beckon: There are pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie and apple streusel. Or, get a “mini pie flight,” a sweet roundup of four pie flavors.
Bavarian Bakery & Deli
There’s a sweet German accent in just about everything they make here. Enjoy a loaf of old-world breads such as Bavarian rye and dinkelbrot, or go for the sweet side with a fruit pie, eclair, pineapple upside down cake, or cannoli.
La Baguette Bakery & Catering
Holiday desserts and cookies hit the menu every fall at this amazing Dover favorite. Order a Mini Pastry tray filled with an assortment of La Baguette’s most famous desserts in small portions. Place those pastries on to a wood board, add some holly, and now you've got yourself a char-cute-erie perfect for the holidays.
My Sister's Fault
Choices, choices. How about a beautifully colorful peppermint bark cake? Or maybe an almond amaretto bundt cake? Can’t decide? My Sister’s Fault lets you build your own cake with 10 different randomly chosen slices. They also have an amazing gluten-free and sugar-free dessert menu.
Old World Breads
This is the place for those hard-to-find breads, from focaccia to biscuits to robust full-grain loaves. And don’t forget the dessert: There’s pumpkin cheesecake, apple cider donuts, and all the pies you need to make the day a yummy one.
Touch of Italy
For the Italians and Italian food lovers alike, Touch of Italy has you covered this holiday. Eclairs, cream puffs, tiramisu and more. While there, pick up an Italian dessert wine!
The Station on Kings
Here’s a place where you can find holiday pastries, and maybe even a gift or two! The Station on Kings’ temptations include French macarons, caramel Dutch apple pie, Key Lime tarts and unique gifts for the home and garden.
Southern Grille of Ellendale
As soon as you enter Southern Grill, you are greeted by a display case of the sweetest assortment of pies, cakes, cookies and apple dumplings. Warning: It will be hard to choose just one!
Rosenfield’s Jewish Deli
Change up your traditional desserts with cakes stacked as big as your holiday spirit, and flavors that are sure to make you cheery. (Did someone say cannoli cake?)
Ice Cream To-Go
If you didn't have a scoop of ice cream with your pie, did you even really have pie? View these top Delaware locations for ice cream full of creamy seasonal flavor, perfect for pairing with that pie.
Pop in Artisan Pops
It's never too cold for a nice ice pop! Especially when they’re full of sensational flavors like strawberry cheesecake and rum raisin. Want something a little different? Try the cookies & cream pop, topped with whipped cream, Heath Bar crumbles, Oreos and chocolate hazelnut drizzle.
Who needs pie when you have holiday-worthy ice cream flavors like these? There’s apple pie-flavored ice cream, laced with cinnamon swirl ice cream, and stuffed with apple cider donut chunks from Milburn Orchards. Or, go for the pumpkin pie latte ice cream with caramel and graham cracker swirls.
The Frozen Farmer
Worried about all those calories this year? Frozen Farmer’s guilt-free sorbets come in so many vibrant flavors, and you might even be able to snag a homemade apple cake, or an apple dumpling (or two).
Vanderwende's Farm Creamery
Join the club and try a fan favorite at Vanderwendes: Annie’s Apple Pie Ice Cream celebrates the season with apple pie spices and graham cracker crust.