Missouri Baking Company
2027 Edwards St.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63110
Missouri Baking Company is located on “The Hill,” St. Louis’ Italian district. This hometown bakery offers delicacies ranging from cookies to cannoli. If you’re looking for a sweet taste of St. Louis, try the gooey butter cake – this local favorite is made with butter, sugar and cream cheese, and is sure to please. If savory is more your style, don’t fret – Missouri Baking Company also sells freshly made pizza dough.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2200 Gravois Ave.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63104
Bittersweet Bakery is a St. Louis gem. Located in the up-and-coming Benton Park area, Bittersweet Bakery offers savory pastries, quiche, muffins, bread puddings and more. For a special indulgence, try the roasted banana, caramel and sea salt breakfast bread. This rich banana bread is sure to please the pickiest eater. Also of interest are the many varieties of mini-cakes Bittersweet Bakery offers. Try the chocolate buttermilk cake for a sinful end to your meal.
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
113 N. Kirkwood Rd.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63122
Wedding cakes are certainly no easy item to shop for. Luckily, McArthur’s Bakery, one of the best bakeries in St. Louis, makes the whole process a snap. With baked goods including coffee cakes, donuts, cookies and, of course, wedding cakes, McArthur’s Bakery impresses locals with their freshly baked goods. For your special day, McArthur’s Bakery offers a range of cake flavors, including white, yellow, marble and chocolate. Fillings of just about any fruit or custard are also available for wedding cakes.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Best