From cakes and pies to cookies and tortes - Pittsburgh's best bakeries have it all.
With so many delectable baked goods available in Pittsburgh, it’s hard to choose which bakery to visit. Good thing that no matter which you choose, you will find a great bakery with delectable goodies that everyone will love. Here are a few of our favorites.
A Pittsburgh bakery staple for over fifty years, Prantl’s Bakery has locations in both Downtown and Shadyside. While they are known for their award-winning Burnt Almond Torte, you can’t go wrong with anything from this bakery. From custom cakes to delightful thumbprint cookies everything here is delicious.
Another bakery loved by the community for over fifty years, Bethel Bakery is located just ten miles south of Downtown Pittsburgh in the South Hills. The bakery is famous for their heavenly buttercream icing. They use this icing to create some of the best custom cakes in the city. From weddings and birthdays to retirements, they can make a special cake for any occasion. And don't forget about cookies - in true Pittsburgh sports fan style, they even sell a Terrible Towel cookie!
With locations in Lawrenceville, Mt. Lebanon, Hazelwood, and Downtown Pittsburgh, this bakery brings French cuisine to the steel city. Both owners were raised in France and wanted to bring their baked goods to the city of Pittsburgh. In addition to a wide array of sweet treats, La Gourmandine also offers coffee, tea, and a few savory products for a quick lunchtime bite.
Open since 2004, Priory Fine Pastries can be found on the North side where it quickly became a place where local residents can come for a good cup of coffee and pastries, and businesses can go for their large orders unique, delectable pastries, cookies and cakes. Executive Pasty Chef Jim makes almost every product at the bakery entirely from scratch and bakes fresh products daily including his specialty: Carrot cake cupcakes. Personally, I like to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with my personal favorites - a mini cannoli and a buckeye.
Located in the city’s Oakmont neighborhood this established bakery offers a variety of treats including a assortment of chocolate dipped delights. In addition they make a variety of gluten free dishes and custom cakes. Plus they also have a café to satisfy both your sweet and savory needs. Note that this bakery recently expanded and changed locations. It can now be found at One Sweet Street in Oakmont and is open from Monday-Saturday 6am-7pm and Sundays 6am-3pm.
Located atop of Mt. Washington, Grandview Bakery offers immaculate views of the city in addition to its array of sweet treats. Just a few steps from the overlook and the Monongahela incline, it's easy to get to and great to add as a stop on your sightseeing adventure. Offerings include fine pastries, custom cakes, and delectable chocolates. It also offers baking supplies and a party room available for rent.
Amanda Narcisi is a native of Pittsburgh and loves to spend her time exploring the city and eating at local restaurants. She is the editor in chief of BOLD Pittsburgh; follow her at BOLD Pittsburgh on Facebook, @boldpgh on Twitter and boldpittsburgh on Instagram.