Best Bakeries In Detroit

December 16, 2011 5:29 PM

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It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for Italian, Greek, Polish, Middle Eastern or French pastries, Detroit will not dissapoint. Visit one or all of these amazing establishments and indulge in some flaky, sweet, creamy or chocolaty treats. Our list includes some of the best bakeries including Astoria Pastry Shop, Avalon International Breads and Shatila Bakery among others.
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Astoria Pastry Shop

541 Monroe
Detroit, MI 48226

There really is no debating this one.  Established by the Teftsis family in 1971 in the Detroit’s Greektown, Astoria offers a vast array of delicious treats. Pick from over 100 fine pastries to enjoy in the store with coffee, or packaged up for your party at home. There’s also a Royal Oak location.

 Best Bakeries In Detroit

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Avalon International Breads

422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0008

“There should be a sea salt chocolate chip cookie support group,” says one online reviewer – and their breads, pastries and coffee get high marks from patrons.  Apparently, their brownies are huge and well-worth the calories.  This place is jam packed on the weekends, so be prepared to face a crowd.

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Shatila Bakery

14300 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-1952

Sweets from the Middle East, in the heart of the Midwest. Looking to fatten up your coworkers quick? Bring in a tray from this place. “Tissue-thin pastry swabbed with rich, pure butter, enfolds crunchy fresh nuts and a sweet sugar syrup,” says the bakery’s web site. Sounds good to me.

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Josef’s French Pastry Shop

21150 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(313) 881-5710

Take a stroll by down Mack Ave., and the aroma will draw you in.  This is authentic French baking, and the cakes get high marks. Grosse Pointe locals swear by this place, and the prices have been called “reasonable.”

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Strawberry Moon Bakery

301 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-3141

Only organic flour, here. Cruise down (or up) Woodward Ave. to this trendy Ferndale staple, offering organic baked breads, delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza and baked goods. Try the signature Strawberry Moon cookies, made with fresh strawberry puree in the batter and the icing. Yummy.

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  • chuck stevens

    Astoria? Come on! There is enough wax in their chocolate, if you inserted a wick it would burn like a candle. In Royal Oak alone there are a couple other bakeries that beat them hands down.

    • P Tucker

      I agree! Tried the R Oak location ONCE. Dry and not fresh at all- I could go on with the list but no point to it. Can’t imagine why this bakery is on the list with so many other good ones, Walk across the street to Hermanns- not as fancy but really fresh and made on the spot.

  • Kenneth G Dettloff

    why not sweet heart bakery in harper woods and warren. how many kids grew up with their birthday cakes?

  • G. Middlesex

    Bartz in Dearborn deserves recognition.

    • gjfox

      Hey G,

      Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll have to check it out. What’s your favorite thing about Bartz? Personally, I love a good Kolacky.

      • Rose

        Their raisin egg bread is worth a trip to Bartz Bakery, but everything there is great!

  • Eric Podzorski

    Le Petit Price in Birmingham makes one of my favorite desserts. Chocolate Meringue with Chocolate Ganache. Yum!

    • T. J. B.

      Their pastries are awesome too !

  • chuck Seremak

    60 % of the bakeries listed are NOT in detroit……..

  • christopher beck

    Hermann’s in Royal Oak is excellent.

    As for Detroit bakeries, try Milano near Eastern Market.

    • KM

      I second that one! And they also have a yummy booth at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Saturday.

  • wendy

    Maria’s Bakery in Novi…all take heed, she is an original!!!!

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