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Best St. Louis Bakeries

January 31, 2012 11:54 AM

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Located in the up-and-coming Benton Park area, Bittersweet Bakery offers savory pastries, quiche, muffins, bread puddings and more. (Credit: bittersweetbakery.com)

Located in the up-and-coming Benton Park area, Bittersweet Bakery offers savory pastries, quiche, muffins, bread puddings and more. (Credit: bittersweetbakery.com)

When looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, only certain items will do. Finding the perfect sweet treat to satisfy your appetite is easy with the best bakeries in St. Louis. Whether you’re looking for pastries, cookies or cupcakes, these St. Louis bakeries offer what you need and much more. – Stephanie Shepard
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The butter cake is a local favorite made with butter, sugar and cream cheese. (Credit: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)


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.

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Located in the up-and-coming Benton Park area, Bittersweet Bakery offers savory pastries, quiche, muffins, bread puddings and more. (Credit: bittersweetbakery.com)

Bittersweet Bakery

2200 Gravois Ave.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63104
www.thebittersweetbakery.com

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.

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This Tiramisu cake is one of McArthur's European specialties. (Credit: mcarthurs.com)

McArthur’s Bakery

113 N. Kirkwood Rd.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63122
www.mcarthurs.com

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

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