You’re about to benefit from the Quinte Living team’s addiction to baked goods. The Quinte area and Prince Edward County boast bakeries beyond belief, and we’ve tried them all in our quest for the best. From Belleville to Picton, Campbellford to Napanee, tantalizing treats can be found across the region, and we want you to know where to go to satisfy every sweet or savoury craving. Read on for a journey into the delicious and delectable in support of Quinte’s small businesses!

The Best Bread – Small Scale Bread in Belleville

Located in the heart of Belleville, Small Scale Bread has earned a reputation as the go-to destination for artisanal bread enthusiasts. Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by the heavenly aroma of freshly baked loaves, each one a testament to craftsmanship and quality. In particular, Small Scale Bread specializes in organic sourdough, a bread that’s not just delicious but also nourishing for both body and soul. All of Small Scale’s products are vegetarian, and the owners pride themselves on paying their team members a living wage. Indulge in their products, and you’ll be rewarded with the finest sourdough around!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – Fawn Over Market in Carrying Place

Fawn Over Market is a must-visit for anyone heading into Prince Edward County along Hwy 33. Stop in, and you’ll quickly know why when you lay your eyes on the chocolate chip cookies. Baked to golden perfection, they have the ideal balance of a crispy outer shell with just the right amount of softness in the center.

Chocolate chip cookie aficionados know that texture goes a long way, but what truly elevates it is the ratio of salt to chocolate. Fawn Over Market’s chocolate chip cookies nail both the ingredients and the bake! Don’t just take our word for it—next time you’re heading into the county, make a stop and try it for yourself. You can thank us later.

The Best Donuts – Dooher’s Bakery in Campbellford

With a pedigree in Campbellford dating back to 1956, Dooher’s Bakery is a local fixture. The Dooher family is now onto their 4th generation of bakers as a testament to the longevity of the beloved shop.  Bite into one of their pillowy-soft donuts, and you’ll understand why. They offer all sorts of great baked goods but are renowned for the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of their uniquely crafted donuts. According to their website, they bake over 5000 donuts on Saturdays that sell out before noon, and frankly, it’s not hard to believe! If Homer Simpson ever visits, the other customers will be out of luck. Whether you’re a fan of classic flavours or prefer adventurous creations, Dooher’s has you covered with their donut delights.

The Best Cakes and Cupcakes – Sugar Mama’s Bake Shoppe Inc. in Belleville

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshoppe Inc. is a cake and cupcake paradise. Each cake and cupcake at Sugar Mama’s is a work of art, meticulously frosted and often decorated with playful toppings. But beauty only goes so far without the taste and texture to back it up, and Sugar Mama’s never disappoints. With seasonal and holiday-specific menu items, there are always surprising new treats to get your mouth watering. Stop in to be delighted by the tantalizing options, or place a custom order to bring a wow factor to your next event!

The Best Cinnamon Buns – Wannamaker’s Bakeshop in Trenton

Wannamaker’s Bakeshop is a haven for cinnamon bun enthusiasts seeking the ultimate indulgence. With the irresistible scent of cinnamon and freshly baked dough wafting through the air, just walking through the door is a feast for the senses. But it’s the sight of Wannamaker’s famous cinnamon buns that will truly take your breath away.

Pardon our language, but they’re freaking gorgeous. Each bun is a masterpiece of fluffy, golden dough swirled with a generous layer of cinnamon sugar and topped with a decadent sugary glaze. Plus, they’re enormous. One bite is all it takes to understand why locals rave about Wannamaker’s cinnamon buns, which have a perfect balance of sweetness and spice. Treat yourself, and learn why Wannamaker’s Bakeshop is the place to be for the best cinnamon buns in Trenton.

The options for delectable baked goods are almost endless in the Quinte area and Prince Edward County. Whether you’re in the mood for donuts, cupcakes, cookies, bread, or muffins, there’s a bakery waiting to fulfill your cravings. Each place offers its unique spin on beloved classics, so why wait? Treat yourself to a taste of indulgence and discover why the Quinte area’s bakeries rise to the top. Nobody knows the area better, so reach out to us any time for more recommendations on our favourite and most trusted local businesses, and we’ll steer you right!

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