Our Pick of Yorkshire's Best Bakeries and Cakeries
These amazing bakeries, patisseries and dessert shops really do rise to the occasion
A chef by trade, founder Chantal leads a dedicated team of brownie chefs who create exceptionally beautiful and fresh brownies which have won multiple awards. Using the finest ingredients, and sourcing many of them locally where possible, Love Brownies create divinely soft and gooey brownies. With flavours such as classic double chocolate, coconut and chocolate orange brownies, you can shop the Love Brownies range via their website, or visit one of their shops around Yorkshire.
Since 1984 Bondgate Bakery have been baking bread with pure and unadulterated ingredients and often to old family recipes. From classic white bloomers, granary loaves and sourdough bakes, to fruity muesli bread, seeded rye loaves and focaccia, Bondgate Bakery produce it all. They even offer sandwich breads, teacakes and ciabattas as well as pastry favourites like croissants and fruit and nut danishes. You’ll be spoilt for choice at this Otley-based bakery, but if you fancy staying at home you can order online too.
When we think of Yorkshire patisseries, Bettys instantly comes to mind. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in one of the multiple tearooms scattered across the county, or browse the cake and patisserie counter for something sweet to take home, including their famous Fat Rascals. Looking for the perfect foodie gift? Bettys do a range of hampers, gift boxes and a variety of Christmas cakes and puddings to please all.
Since November 2012, Forge have been baking exceptionally good breads and pastries for the people of Sheffield and beyond. Making everything from scratch, the bakers create classic loaves such as ryes and malthouses, as well as baguettes, focaccia, and flavoured bakes like the fig and walnut sourdough, and they even offer bread making classes in the bakery. Stop by the bakery and pick up a range of bakes such as danishes, doughnuts, sausage rolls and more, or take a seat in the café where their handmade breads can be enjoy alongside a number of brunch plates.
What started as baking for neighbours and supplying market stalls, has turned into a franchise bakery with three shops around Yorkshire in Leeds, York and Malton. Bluebird Bakery offer their own Yorkshire take on the likes of French baguettes perfect for your Christmas grazing board. Made using local organic flour, wild and organic yeast and employing traditional long-fermentation methods, you will also find a range of sourdoughs, cobs and granary breads in the three bakeries. Don’t forget to try some of their sweet treats such as their award-winning brownies made with gluten-free flour.
This wholesale and retail artisan bakery offers a range of long fermented sourdough loaves, rye, ciabatta and more traditional yeasted white and granary style loaves and rolls. Prepared with Scandinavian inspiration, Bakeri Baltzersen also bake pastry and Vienoisserie from scratch. Choose to shop online, or visit the bakery and café in the centre of Harrogate. We recommend the fruited sourdough loaf, or the multigrain bloomer. If you’ve got a sweet tooth the almond croissants and the array of delicious cakes are a must too.
Two Dales Bakery
Breads and pastries from Two Dales Bakery are made in the on-site bakehouse with organic flour from Shipton Mill, alongside free-range Wensleydale eggs and high-quality British butter. Practicing traditional fermentation methods for all their bread bakes allows plenty of time for the dough to develop fabulous flavours before being baked in the stone-based bread oven to ensure freshness. Stop by their bakery shop and pick up some delicious buttermilk bread or a malthouse loaf, before visiting their café which offers fresh soups, toasties and rolls.
The Patisserie Malton
In the heart of Malton you’ll find this independent patisserie, shop and café which offers the most delicious handmade cakes, sweets and savouries. If you’re looking for somewhere to take a break from festive shopping, this café is the perfect location to relax whilst taking in the vista of the town – or pick up something to tasty to takeaway. From breakfast sandwiches, bagels and rolls, to light lunches and afternoon tea The Patisserie Malton has something for everyone. They even take special orders for magical gingerbread houses, indulgent hampers and customised cakes.
Three bright and colourful shops located around Yorkshire selling spectacular doughnuts is what you can expect from Doe Bakehouse. From cream-filled and chocolate topped doughnuts to fruity and rainbowcoloured glazed rings, Doe offers a range of flavours and designs. Aspiring to make the lightest, brightest and tastiest doughnuts around, Doe Bakehouse also offers Doe-Nut delivery boxes as well as pre-orders at their York shop.
Crumbs Cupcakery York
In the heart of York you’ll find the cutest cakery run by twin sisters Charlotte and Jennifer Davison. All the cupcakes here are baked daily on site by a small but dedicated team of bakers. Open seven days a week you’ll never have to miss out on picking up a delicious treat. Choose from classic flavours including chocolate, caramel fudge, lemon and Victoria 99, or try some of the more adventurous flavours such as the cherry bakewell, the all American or the raspberry swirl cheesecake. They even offer personalisation as well as giant cupcakes which will more than satisfy any sweet tooth.
The Bread Shed
From traditional methods to contemporary tastes, The Bread Shed make delicious bakes from scratch every day in their bakery in Beverley, using the best ingredients including the finest quality flour, yeast, sea salt and olive oil, as well as free-range eggs, dried fruits and fresh herbs. Discover the range of breads being baked daily in the shop such as cheese and marmite breads and seeded loaves, alongside a range of specials put out each day including walnut bread, rye wheat and caraway sourdoughs.