Holiday Bakery Discoveries in San Diego
The month before Christmas is frantic enough even before you remember that you’re supposed to bring something to a holiday potlock. Outsource dessert from one of these San Diego bakeries. We promise Santa won’t notice.
Hans & Harry’s Bakery
Having had specialized training in Holland, the bakers behind Hans and Harry’s have developed quite the baking skills. The bakery has delighted the taste buds of both locals and tourists alike. During the holiday season, pick up seasonal treats like butter cookies, Yule logs, and chocolate-raspberry cakes.
Black Market Bakery
With three locations throughout SoCal, the Black Market Bakery is a local favorite – no matter where you are. This holiday season, many people will be headed to this bakery to try the curated holiday menu. Find a dark chocolate tart to serve for dessert or a plate of shortbread cookies for Santa (serving size: one large elf).
The Cravory offers some of the best cookies in all of San Diego. The flavors are always changing minus a few staples. Scratch one thing off the to-do list by ordering a shipment of cookies, sold in four mixed offerings. Try the Mrs. Claus mix with peppermint bark, gingerbread crunch, salted caramel, and red velvet cookies.
Shoppers looking for specialty cakes for birthdays and weddings will always end up at PB Bakery. Although the cakes are always delicious, the seasonal goods are fantastic as well. For the biggest shock value, we suggest the piecaken, a nine-inch pie baked inside a 10-inch cake.
Twiggs Bakery & Coffee House
Twiggs Bakery opened by selling some of the city’s top baked goods all under one roof. Now, its wide-ranging menu offers house-made cakes, cookies, pastries. Pick up a loaf of the German Stollen, filled with rum-soaked fruits, or the festive spice cake, seasoned with cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice.
Bread and Cie
In 1994, Bread and Cie opened to the public as the first artisan bread bakery in San Diego. Today, the bread shop still serves those delicious artisan loaves but has also expanded. During the holiday season, grab the limited-time-only Büche de Noël or a fruit cake that guests will actually eat.
The French Gourmet
Not all bakeries in San Diego are glass-counter shops; some aim to be something different. The French Gourmet is a catering bakery that also serves through a glass shelf. Indulge this holiday season with some of the finest French holiday desserts. Think a soaring Croquembouche as a dessert-table centerpiece or a personalized gingerbread house as a thoughtful (and delicious) present. These are the perfect way to wish your loved ones a Joyeux Noël.