MONTCO'S BEST BAKERIES

Cookies, Cupcakes, Donuts and More

The pastry chefs and bakers of Montgomery County work tirelessly to ensure that what comes out of their ovens is consistently light and airy, golden brown, aromatic and delectable. The 13 listed below - a full baker's dozen of pastry perfectionists - are especially recommendable during the holidays. 

ALICE BAKERY & CONFECTIONARY

95 E Butler Ave
Ambler

The artisan sweets here are literally baked with grandmotherly love. Named after owner Dennis' grandmother, Alice Bakery & Confectionary offers hand-crafted breads, desserts and savory foods. From pastries to pasta, each menu item is a knockout.

ANN'S CAKE PAN

ANN'S CAKE PAN

815 Horsham Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

Ann Natter has been baking and decorating cakes for nearly a half-century, a skill she honed as a mom creating special desserts for her seven children. The possible flavor combinations and decorative themes are virtually endless.

BAKERS ON BROAD

503 East Broad St
Souderton, PA 18964

This is a legit boulangerie-pâtisserie that takes its French culinary outlook very seriously. The result is trays and trays of breads, croissants and muffins that are très délicieux. Bakers on Broad also makes a frozen gluten-free par-baked pizza crust that can be brought home for a quick meal - perfect during the holiday rush.

byT BAKE SHOPPE

byT BAKE SHOPPE

160 North Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

The specialty of the house are macarons, those colorful, merengue-based French delicacies that provide a tasty burst before they melt in the mouth. Available flavors include cookies and cream, passion fruit, pistachio, green tea, salted caramel and even Rice Krispies treats.

COLLEGEVILLE ITALIAN BAKERY

COLLEGEVILLE ITALIAN BAKERY

3846 W. Ridge Pk
Collegeville, PA 19426

If it comes out of an oven, this place excels at it. The bread, rolls, and pizzas are first rate. On the sweet side, the attractive trays of Italian Christmas cookies cover every traditional variety and taste like gramma herself made them.

CONSHOHOCKEN ITALIAN BAKERY

79 Jones St
Conshohocken, PA 19428

There are no pies here. No cakes. No doughnuts. What is here are some of the best-baked breads and rolls in the suburbs, hands down. At this time of year - when families host large-scale meals - it's the go-to accompaniment for meatballs or roast beef sandwiches. Complete an order with a dozen (or two) of cannoli.

DANISH BAKERS

DANISH BAKERS

107 Huntingdon Pk
Rockledge, PA 19046

The German Butter Cake here is a Best of Philly winner, with good reason. The four generations of the McCrimmon family excel in old-style recipes that speak to tradition. This time of year, springerle cookies are extremely popular. And delicious, as our blog recently cited.

KRIEBEL'S CUSTOM BAKERY

KRIEBEL'S CUSTOM BAKERY

3140 W Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403

Brides flock to Kriebel's to have their desserts created with equal attention to taste and artistry. And they come away very happy with the results. Each December, patrons snap up the seasonal yule logs, rolled and decorated sponge cake filled with flavored buttercreams.

LOCHEL'S BAKERY

LOCHEL'S BAKERY

57 South York Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040

Three words will not only bring discerning customers here but keep them coming back: French toast cupcakes. The moist and flavorful batter is brought to the next level with additions of cinnamon and maple syrup.

STOLTZFUS BAKERY

120 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

The Stoltzfus family brings Lancaster County's culinary traditions to the Main Line. From a bakery perspective, that means old-fashioned Amish care and attention to items like pretzels, pies, donuts, sticky buns, cheesecakes and whoopee pies served up at the Ardmore Farmers Market.

SWEET TALK CUSTOM CAKES & CONFECTIONS

SWEET TALK CUSTOM CAKES & CONFECTIONS

2745 Woodland Ave
Norristown, PA 19403

The stock-in-trade for Sweet Talk is cake, which owners Sarah Fortier and Steve Little started baking together in a small apartment with one oven rack. Now, they're banging out beautiful batters in flavors like coffee praline and coconut key lime.

WEINRICH'S BAKERY

WEINRICH'S BAKERY

55 Easton Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090

The Weinrich family began its 90-year history of baking excellence in 1919 when patriarch Herman arrived at Ellis Island from Germany. Among its cross-cultural specialties are French petit fours and Hamantash, a folded, filled cookie-like treat associated with Purim.

VILLAGE TREATS

VILLAGE TREATS

236 Haverford Ave
Narberth, PA 19072

Although the stock in trade for Village Treats is ice cream, it also produces baked items that exhibit the same commitment to excellence and taste. In December, understandably, the snickerdoodle bars are very popular.

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