Albemarle Baking Co.
418 W. Main St.
One of our favorites for bread and pastries. From the Washington Post: "[Albemarle Baking Co.] turns out five kinds of bread daily, including a crusty baguette that won first place at last year's National Bread & Pastry Team Championship and would put many a Parisian baguette to shame." Located in the Main Street Market with other specialty food shops. It's worth visiting!
Bodo's Bagel Bakery
1418 Emmet St. N. 977-9598
505 Preston Ave. 293-5224
1609 University Ave. (Corner) 293-6021
Preston Plaza, Preston Ave
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-noon
Great cinnamon bread, croissants, French bread. Unbelievably delicious cookies. (Try the snickerdoodle!) Half-price bread on Saturday.
Cappellino's Crazy Cakes
103 3rd Street NE
Makes beautiful cupcakes. Located just off the Downtown Mall.
1812 Rio Hill Center
Full-line "scratch" baker. Wonderful cakes, including wedding cakes. Friendly service.
Gearhart's Fine Chocolates
416 W. Main St. #C
Sinful hand-made chocolates. From the website: "World-renowned Criolla Cacao from the finest Venezuelan plantations imparts our chocolate with unparalleled depth and complexity. We blend this premium chocolate with local sweet cream and pure butter, then add top-quality fruits, nuts, herbs, teas, spices, and liquors. Each piece is then finished by hand."
1701 Allied Lane (in McIntire Plaza)
Bakery with sandwiches and coffee, too. Gives huge samples! Call ahead to reserve your favorite loaves.
Barracks Road Shopping Center (Same side as Kroger)
Bakery, café, and gourmet to-go or eat-in meals. Must try the Tiramisu and toffee squares. From the Washington Post: "This longtime ladies-who-lunch stop has a shockingly good selection of elegant salads, sandwiches and pastries." Students are eligible for a Freebie card with extensive specials that change each month.
International Bakery (at Foods of All Nations)
2121 Ivy Road (Ivy Square)
313 2nd St SE (the glass buliding)
Beautiful and delicious American and European-style desserts, as well as sandwiches, salads and vegan soups. Local coffee in addition to local beer and favorite wines. Beautiful wedding and studio cakes.
1121 Emmet St. (Barracks Road) 245-6192
121 Community Street (Hollymead Town Center) 973-5264
Homemade donuts, made from potato flour. A local favorite for good reason.