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Grab a warm, buttery baked good at Sugar & Sage Bakery.
Michael Laiskonis

14 Essential Dallas Bakeries

Where to find the city’s best breads, pies, cakes, cookies, and more

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Grab a warm, buttery baked good at Sugar & Sage Bakery.
| Michael Laiskonis

From flaky croissants to buttery brioche loaves, there’s no denying the appeal of freshly baked pastries and bread. Whether in search of pretty layered cakes, decorated cookies, pies, or a perfectly-baked loaf of bread, Dallas has plenty of bakeries that exist solely to ply us all with delicious, delicious carbohydrates.

Instead of getting another cheap cookie from the supermarket to satisfy a sweet tooth, consider one of these essential Dallas bakeries. Macarons, freshly made pop-tarts, beignets, and more are also on offer, and that’s just scratching the surface.

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Bresnan Bread and Pastry

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Jenna and Matt Bresnan moved their operations to the Square in McKinney and have continued making pastries, bread, and bagels worth driving to get. The pastry menu is ever-changing, and the options for bread rotate daily — and they’re all available for pre-order.

La Casita Bakeshop

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A little bakery with immense creativity is tucked inside a strip mall in Richardson. La Casita has created a fiercely loyal fan base of lovers of their themed baked pastries, bread and sweets, such as Gansito-flavored cruffins, strawberry concha sandwiches, and savory jalapeno popper croissants.

Henk's European Deli & Black Forest Bakery

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This hidden gem specializes in German-style baked goods, so look no further for one of the city’s finest Black Forest cakes. For those needing a cocoa fix, go for the decadent chocolate amaretto cake.

Haute Sweets Lake Highlands

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Macarons are an obvious choice at this sweet shop, but neighborhood-beloved cupcakes and pastries are also available. On the weekends, folks line up starting at 10 a.m. for freshly-made beignets and coffee — and it’s worth the wait.

Unrefined Bakery

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Gluten-free eaters can feel a little left out when looking at the spread of gluten-filled pies and pastries across the city, but this bakery doesn’t have to happen anymore. Find lemon, chocolate and strawberry cupcakes, cookies, and other gluten-free sweets. 

Sugar & Sage Bakery

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Dallas mother and daughter Alison and Ashley Sage Weinstein along with chef Jill Bates are serving up a curated selection of lovely bakery bites in this University Park spot. The name gives away the flavor profile: the sweets are not too sweet, like the cruffin brioche which combines a croissant and a muffin for a substantial bite that has the savory butter of a croissant and is often sprinkled with hard sugars and cinnamons to create an out-of-the-ordinary breakfast. It also offers a robust selection of cupcakes, cookies, and brownies in flavors that frequently change with the seasons.

Empire Baking Company

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This longtime Highland Park favorite has near-legendary status among its devotees. Empire Baking Company’s loaves of bread, pies, and cakes are all top-notch. The milk chocolate sea salt cookie is worth a try, and Empire’s cheese straws are a Dallas classic.

Lubellas patisserie

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Looking for a moment of intricate perfection for the eyes and mouth? Stop by this East Dallas bakery run by Maria Becerra, formerly of Bullion and Flora Street Cafe, and her husband, Ismael Trejo. The croissants are buttery, the egg-filled pastries make for a great alternative to a breakfast sandwich, and the cookies are thick and soft.

Society Bakery

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Not only is Society Bakery a local favorite, but it has gained national notoriety and the affections of celebrities thanks to its customizable goodies. Score a massive sugar cookie studded with rainbow sprinkles or M&Ms, or splurge on a light, fluffy, frosted cupcake.

Carte Blanche

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Pastry chef Amy LaRue is responsible for the incredible pastries found at Carte Blanche. Before closing to prepare the place for the nightly multi-course dinners, LaRue wakes up early to prepare some of the best croissants, donuts, and cookies in town.

Leila Bakery & Cafe

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East Dallasites can find cakes, cupcakes, danishes, quiche, kolaches, loaves of bread and more inside this small bakery in an unassuming strip mall. Need help deciding what to order? Consider the vegan banana muffin, a kolache stuffed with ham and muenster cheese, or a decadent seven-layer dream bar. 

Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie

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Bisous Bisous went from being a favorite farmer’s market to serving classic baked goods from its decidedly French West Village home. Though it’s probably best known for signature macarons in a rainbow of flavors, inventive specials like cruffins are well worth the trip.

Kuluntu Bakery

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Kuluntu is a bakery making some of the city’s great pastries, loaves of bread, custom cakes, and all the goodies — but it’s also a place with a mission. Its operation is geared towards dismantling the patriarchy, centering marginalized voices, and building community. Founder Stephanie Leichtle-Chalklen uses her store to teach, host community events and bakes, and sources her ingredients with sustainability in mind. Because food can both taste and feel good.

Kessler Baking Studio Bishop Arts

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Biscuits, cookies and cinnamon rolls are on offer at Kessler Baking Studio in Oak Cliff, in addition to so many different kinds of baked goods, gifts and nuts, all made from scratch and available to pick up.

Bresnan Bread and Pastry

Jenna and Matt Bresnan moved their operations to the Square in McKinney and have continued making pastries, bread, and bagels worth driving to get. The pastry menu is ever-changing, and the options for bread rotate daily — and they’re all available for pre-order.

La Casita Bakeshop

A little bakery with immense creativity is tucked inside a strip mall in Richardson. La Casita has created a fiercely loyal fan base of lovers of their themed baked pastries, bread and sweets, such as Gansito-flavored cruffins, strawberry concha sandwiches, and savory jalapeno popper croissants.

Henk's European Deli & Black Forest Bakery

This hidden gem specializes in German-style baked goods, so look no further for one of the city’s finest Black Forest cakes. For those needing a cocoa fix, go for the decadent chocolate amaretto cake.

Haute Sweets Lake Highlands

Macarons are an obvious choice at this sweet shop, but neighborhood-beloved cupcakes and pastries are also available. On the weekends, folks line up starting at 10 a.m. for freshly-made beignets and coffee — and it’s worth the wait.

Unrefined Bakery

Gluten-free eaters can feel a little left out when looking at the spread of gluten-filled pies and pastries across the city, but this bakery doesn’t have to happen anymore. Find lemon, chocolate and strawberry cupcakes, cookies, and other gluten-free sweets. 

Sugar & Sage Bakery

Dallas mother and daughter Alison and Ashley Sage Weinstein along with chef Jill Bates are serving up a curated selection of lovely bakery bites in this University Park spot. The name gives away the flavor profile: the sweets are not too sweet, like the cruffin brioche which combines a croissant and a muffin for a substantial bite that has the savory butter of a croissant and is often sprinkled with hard sugars and cinnamons to create an out-of-the-ordinary breakfast. It also offers a robust selection of cupcakes, cookies, and brownies in flavors that frequently change with the seasons.

Empire Baking Company

This longtime Highland Park favorite has near-legendary status among its devotees. Empire Baking Company’s loaves of bread, pies, and cakes are all top-notch. The milk chocolate sea salt cookie is worth a try, and Empire’s cheese straws are a Dallas classic.

Lubellas patisserie

Looking for a moment of intricate perfection for the eyes and mouth? Stop by this East Dallas bakery run by Maria Becerra, formerly of Bullion and Flora Street Cafe, and her husband, Ismael Trejo. The croissants are buttery, the egg-filled pastries make for a great alternative to a breakfast sandwich, and the cookies are thick and soft.

Society Bakery

Not only is Society Bakery a local favorite, but it has gained national notoriety and the affections of celebrities thanks to its customizable goodies. Score a massive sugar cookie studded with rainbow sprinkles or M&Ms, or splurge on a light, fluffy, frosted cupcake.

Carte Blanche

Pastry chef Amy LaRue is responsible for the incredible pastries found at Carte Blanche. Before closing to prepare the place for the nightly multi-course dinners, LaRue wakes up early to prepare some of the best croissants, donuts, and cookies in town.

Leila Bakery & Cafe

East Dallasites can find cakes, cupcakes, danishes, quiche, kolaches, loaves of bread and more inside this small bakery in an unassuming strip mall. Need help deciding what to order? Consider the vegan banana muffin, a kolache stuffed with ham and muenster cheese, or a decadent seven-layer dream bar. 

Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie

Bisous Bisous went from being a favorite farmer’s market to serving classic baked goods from its decidedly French West Village home. Though it’s probably best known for signature macarons in a rainbow of flavors, inventive specials like cruffins are well worth the trip.

Kuluntu Bakery

Kuluntu is a bakery making some of the city’s great pastries, loaves of bread, custom cakes, and all the goodies — but it’s also a place with a mission. Its operation is geared towards dismantling the patriarchy, centering marginalized voices, and building community. Founder Stephanie Leichtle-Chalklen uses her store to teach, host community events and bakes, and sources her ingredients with sustainability in mind. Because food can both taste and feel good.

Kessler Baking Studio Bishop Arts

Biscuits, cookies and cinnamon rolls are on offer at Kessler Baking Studio in Oak Cliff, in addition to so many different kinds of baked goods, gifts and nuts, all made from scratch and available to pick up.

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