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Detroit's Bakery Heatmap: Where to Find Awesome Pastries

Where to get the area's finest pastries, cakes, and breads

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The pastry: one of the world's most versatile of snacks with unlimited combinations of sweet and savory inside flour doughs. With Detroit's diverse population, bakeries in the area offer a wide variety of baked treats from around the globe. Options like French, Danish, Mexican, and Middle Eastern pastries can be found fresh close to home and made fresh. Some selections are uniquely Detroit, conjuring flavors not found anywhere.

Regardless your taste, treat yourself to a little culture (and some carbs) at one of these metro Detroit pastry destinations.

Did we miss your favorite bakery indulgence? Make your case for why we should add it in the comments or reach us at the tipline. We'll update the map as necessary for any spots we may have missed.

Note: Restaurants are listed geographically. The numbers are not rankings. Eater Detroit's radius includes the Metro Detroit area and occasionally stretches into Southeast Michigan although our main focus is Detroit proper.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Dangerously Delicious Pies

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Now located in Wyandotte this sweet and savory pie shop is an essential for holiday ordering as well as a quick meal. Find everything here from pecan-chocolate-caramel to chicken pot pie.

Sheila's Bakery

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Another excellent Mexican bakeshop, Sheila's is a Springwells essential for tres leche cake, sugar-coated, crunchy orejas, and sweet empanadas.

Mexicantown Bakery

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Step into this Mexicantown staple for a taste of anything but the ordinary. Unique choices like cream cheese and guava danishes, conchas, or pastelito de guayaba, highlight the menu. Favorites include the tres leches cake — one of the best in the neighborhood.

Mexicantown's La Gloria Bakery offers case upon case of colorful, sweet treats. Satisfy your dessert craving by filling your tray with caramel churros and fleets of conchas.

Astoria Pastry Shop

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A Greektown staple, Astoria has been turning out sweet treats since 1971. Enjoy cult favorites like baklava or Napoleon pastries. Go in with a game plan — the Detroit location is almost always busy.

Sister Pie

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Beyond their decadent pies, this West Village business turns out a variety of pastries like scones and gallettes with uniquely Detroit flavors. Recent favorites on their ever-changing, seasonal menu include cocoa-cayenne sweet buns and black pepper, tarragon shortbread cookies. The gluten-free brownies are also a good bet for those with dietary restrictions.

Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

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Morning Glory boasts an outstanding catalogue of designer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and fine pastries. Offerings are often seasonally-themed making this bakeshop a good spot for holiday ordering. Thanks to a liquor license, customers can sip also on spiked hot cocoa and glasses of wine with their sweets.

Bommarito Bakery

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This old-school Italian bakery draws customers from across the metro area with its sandwiches and pizzas, but the pros know to order the fresh cannoli that are filled-to-order.

Avalon International Breads

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Avalon International Breads' first sweet treat, the original brioche inspired by Julia Child, continues to impress. Twists on the classics, the chocolate brioche, stuffed with house-made ganache or the sticky buns, rolled with extra cinnamon butter, are always safe and delicious bets.

New Palace Bakery

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This family owned and operated bakery specializes in Polish and European baked goods, featuring a variety of danishes, cakes, pastries, and of course, packzis. Pastry favorites include Hungarian horns, available in cheese, almond, or poppyseed.

New Martha Washington Bakery

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It’s always Fat Tuesday at this Hamtramck Bakery. Beyond their paczkis, the bakery serves up trays of fresh cookies and thickly-frosted sheet cakes. Skip the lines and try their doughnuts year round.

Lebon Sweets

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Step into the land of sweet, cheesy delights at one of Lebon Sweets' three locations. The Middle Eastern bakeshop is known for its kanafa — a sweet cheese pastry. Consider ordering the "cheesedome," a dessert sandwich made from sesame bread filled with the melty pastry crusted confection.

Shatila Bakery & Cafe

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This Middle Eastern bakery specializes in flaky pastries like baklava and maamoul. Other traditional choices like gharibeh butter cookies, and awamehs, like doughnut holes soaked in honey, are also available.

New Yasmeen Bakery

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Even if you don’t like sweet, you’re sure to find something you’ll love at this Dearborn bakery. Although sugary treats like turnovers, cannolis and cookies are tempting, the location has a variety of savory treats wrapped in flakey filo dough ready to be devoured.

Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

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Ackroyd's in Redford features a wide variety of Scottish-style pastries like meat pies, pasties, scones, and tarts. Buttery, designer cookies are available seasonally featuring holiday themes.

Sweet Potato Sensations

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Sweet potatoes are the main ingredient to this family-owned Old Redford bakery's success. The orange tubers add flavor and a golden color to the restaurant's pies, cakes, cookies, and ice creams, and even makes for a sweet and savory chicken and waffles experience.

Knudsens Danish Bakery

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Regulars have been coming to this Detroit institution for decades for dangerously good doughnuts, sweet cinnamon buns, and some of the best cakes around. Of course, the bakery makes a mean danish, as well.

Good Cakes and Bakes

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This community-focused bakery and cafe on the Avenue of Fashion offers fresh cakes and desserts daily alongside coffee. The gooey butter cakes are a house specialty.

Hermann's Bakery

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Nestled in Royal Oak, Hermann's Bakery has offered sweets, cakes, and pastries for over a hundred years. Favorites include the almond pretzel danish and fresh loaves of bread. Look for the brightly painted store front — you won't be able to miss it!

Le Petit Prince

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For more than 30 years this Birmingham bakery has turned out fresh French pastries, handmade chocolates, and breads. Their buttery, flakey croissants are easily one of the best in metro Detroit. Try one stuffed with meat and cheese for a great lunch on the go. Cash only.

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Dangerously Delicious Pies

Now located in Wyandotte this sweet and savory pie shop is an essential for holiday ordering as well as a quick meal. Find everything here from pecan-chocolate-caramel to chicken pot pie.

Sheila's Bakery

Another excellent Mexican bakeshop, Sheila's is a Springwells essential for tres leche cake, sugar-coated, crunchy orejas, and sweet empanadas.

Mexicantown Bakery

La Gloria Bakery

Mexicantown's La Gloria Bakery offers case upon case of colorful, sweet treats. Satisfy your dessert craving by filling your tray with caramel churros and fleets of conchas.

Astoria Pastry Shop

Sister Pie

Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

Morning Glory boasts an outstanding catalogue of designer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and fine pastries. Offerings are often seasonally-themed making this bakeshop a good spot for holiday ordering. Thanks to a liquor license, customers can sip also on spiked hot cocoa and glasses of wine with their sweets.

Bommarito Bakery

This old-school Italian bakery draws customers from across the metro area with its sandwiches and pizzas, but the pros know to order the fresh cannoli that are filled-to-order.

Avalon International Breads

New Palace Bakery

This family owned and operated bakery specializes in Polish and European baked goods, featuring a variety of danishes, cakes, pastries, and of course, packzis. Pastry favorites include Hungarian horns, available in cheese, almond, or poppyseed.

New Martha Washington Bakery