We Asked, You Answered: The 13 Best Bakeries in Pennsylvania

Best Bakeries in PA

Photo courtesy of The Farm Bakery & Events

By The Keystone Staff

January 2, 2024

Whether we’re going for cookies or cupcakes, bread or brownies, we can’t resist a great bakery. And with so many tempting choices across the state, we decided to ask our readers for their favorites. 

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Thankfully, they had a few suggestions – even if they couldn’t all agree. We’ve narrowed their selections to a baker’s dozen of the most popular options for you, along with our pick for what to order, and Yelp reviews highlighting what makes each of these bakeries so great.

 

13. Sanitary Bakery

Where: 126 E Ridge St, Nanticoke, PA 18634

What to order: Pineapple Cake

Yelp review: Simply the BEST!! I haven’t had a baked treat from Sanitary that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. We get their treats for all of our special occasion too. The prices are very reasonable, especially for the quality!” –Megan T.

 

12. Achenbach’s Pastries

Where: 375 E Main St, Leola, PA 17540

What to order: Peanut Butter Long Johns

Yelp review: Best long johns in Lancaster and most likely the world.” –Abby R.

 

11. Gettysburg Baking Company

Where: 17 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325

What to order: Raisin Twist

Yelp review: Transports you right back to childhood at Grandma’s.” –Bethany C.

 

10. Mighty Bread Company

Where: 1211 Gerritt St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

What to order: Rosemary Peppercorn Sourdough

Yelp review: The only place that I get my sourdough from. PERIOD.” –Nic N.

 

9. Oakmont Bakery

Oakmonter Dolce from Oakmont Bakery

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Where: 1 Sweet St, Oakmont, PA 15139

What to order: Oakmonter Dolce

Yelp review: Oakmont Bakery is the holy grail of bakeries.” –Lori J.

 

8. Vegan Treats

Where: 1444 Linden St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

What to order: Carrot Cake

Yelp review: I can confidently say that Vegan Treats has some of the best pastries and treats in the area.” –Daniel S.

 

7. La Gourmandine Bakery

Where: 4605 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

What to order: Gourmandise

Yelp review: One of the best French bakeries I’ve been to in my lifetime. I think it’s actually better than most of the bakeries I’ve been to in France. You can’t go wrong with any pastry you order here.” –Kaylie W.

 

6. Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery

Where: 213 North Ave, Millvale, PA 15209

What to order: Macarons

Yelp review: This is no doubt my favorite bakery in Pittsburgh, period. We only had the opportunity to try it recently and I’ve been kicking myself for not going sooner.” –Phil H.

 

5. Pastries A-La-Carte

Chocolate cake from Pastries A-La-Carte

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Where: 81 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

What to order: Chocolate Buttercream Cake

Yelp review: The cake itself is always moist and flavorful, and the buttercream icing is the perfect finishing touch. The icing is not too sweet, and it has just the right amount of body and thickness. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures, and it’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth..” –Brendon S.

 

4. Oram’s Donut Shop

Where: 1406 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

What to order: Cinnamon Roll

Yelp review: The cinnamon rolls at Oram’s are worth a trip from anywhere. Melt in your mouth and decadent, the kind of dessert that comes with an unscheduled nap afterwards.” –George G.

 

3. ButterScotch Pastry Shop

Where: 1406 Hollow Rd, Birchrunville, PA 19421

What to order: Almond Croissant

Yelp review: This place is magic! The setting is sweet; it’s my happy place. The pastries are not too sweet. They remind me of the pastries in France with focus on artistry, craft, and flavor vs inundation of sugar. The flour used is high quality. The staff is incredible, kind, patient, and accommodating.” –Allison B.

 

2. Stock’s Bakery

Where: 2614 E Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

What to order: Pound Cake

Yelp review: Stock’s Bakery is a family tradition, a legendary Port Richmond neighborhood bakery that has earned a place in pound cake history. Founded in 1924 by Josef Stock, the bakery spans 5 generations of family, quite an achievement. They began selling pound cake around 1945, a dessert traditionally made at home. I’m so glad they did!” –Gina Marie S.

 

1. The Farm Bakery & Events

Pecan Pie from The Farm Bakery and Events

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Where: 2475 W Zion Hill Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

What to order: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Yelp review: I cannot say enough good things about the Farm Bakery! Guests could not stop telling us how delicious the desserts were.” –Emily M.

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