Five Birmingham Bakeries You Need To Try
by Cassie Bondie
Everyone has an occasional (or constant) craving for sweets. The next time your craving hits, these bakeries should be the next stop on your list.
Edgar’s Bakery was first founded in 1998 by Dottie and Terry Smith. Since then, it has been featured in a number of publications and has expanded from a single location into six. The bakery offers cakes, cupcakes, cookies, squares, and a variety of baked goods.
Pastry Art Bake Shoppe was opened by Carol Gregg during her fifteen year journey from culinary hobbyist to culinary professional. Everything in the store is baked fresh each day, including baby bites, cakes, cupcakes, and more. The shop handles wedding cakes for both the bride and the groom.
Every pastry and bread at The Continental Bakery is baked fresh on a daily basis using traditional European methods. A self-described “medieval shop,” this bakery is where skill and attention to detail are both incredibly important. There is a strong focus on French cuisine, including baguettes and other famous treats.
This fun, lighthearted shop offers everyday treats made fresh, including party cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, dessert breads, and specialty desserts. In addition to basic treats, Marta’s Bakery & Catering offers unique wedding cakes and catering at a variety of events – making casseroles and other dishes that continue to impress.
Birmingham Breadworks is located in the south side on 7th Avenue. This historic location adds to the authenticity of the shop, which offers finely crafted bread and other goods. The shop has a lunch menu, fresh ingredients, and a focus on community.
The next time your sweet tooth hits, these shops will satisfy your cravings – and more.