Where is there a good bakery in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area? Anybody know? I have lived here a short while and cannot find a bakery outside of a supermarket! I want back east types of cakes and cookies.
New York Bagels and Bialys is awsome, been going there for about 10 years now. Simply Bread is great, but not easy to get to their bakery as they are more geared towards their wholesale side. Willo Bakery on McDowell is great, too.
What are "back east" types of bakeries? I can't really think of anything in particular that makes east-coast bakeries different from west coast bakeries necessarily... although there are certainly some regional differences. The only very "back east" bakery type of place that comes to mind is Dunkin Donuts (on every street corner from the mid-atlantic to new england)-- but I imagine that is not what you're looking for.
What are you looking for? French, American, modern, or traditional sweets? There are a number of good places that have really yummy stuff, but all have various strengths and different types of goods. I personally go for the French croissants, macarons, and tarts...
Or, are you looking for a type of place and atmosphere, more than an edible product?
really? that sounds so boring!!! expand some horizons :)
sweet pea - my favorite local bakery
karl's quality bakery
a great swiss bakery in sunnyslope
niccola is more of an italian deli kind of thing - but they have great bread, italian wedding cookies, and pannetone
of course tammie coe - good stuff includes obama cookies and mj bread ;)
and simply bread - fantastic bread, cookies, rolls...deelish
and lastly - give your local mexican bakery a try...if you're unsure - start at phoenix ranch market. the pumpkin empanada's are to die for. as is the gingerbread pan nuevo. and botillo rolls. and at about 50 cents each, its fun to snack around ;)
sweet pea bakery
209 W Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Karl's Quality Bakery
8847 N 7th Ave, B Phoenix, AZ
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some place links...
Phoenix Ranch Market III
1602 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
La Grande Orange Grocery
4410 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018
2117 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Tammie Coe Cakes MJ Bread
610 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix Ranch Market
5833 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
erinp I completely understand where you are coming from... unfortunately there really isn't anything like back east, specifically NY. I go to Barbs Bakery on 24th street and Osborn in Phoenix to get a b-day cake form my husband every year it gets the job done.. Chompies has good stuff too. We are extremely limited her in AZ and could defintely use a good bakery.
DrewB -- New York West Bakery in Sun City is the closest Back East-style bakery I've come across (it's around 100th Avenue and Grand (I know--far!). But they have 3 or 4 levels of everything in a 20+=foot bakery case. I haven't been there in a while, but they even wrap your selections in pink boxes with string from the ceiling.
I see black & whites and sprinkled cookies all the time at Chompie's -- several locations around, incuding 94th St. & Shea, and at PV Mall.