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Oct 26, 2008 12:03 AM

Bakery (PHX)

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.

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  1. Many good bakeries here, but the choice depends somewhat on what you are looking for.

    Your question has inspired me to try out Chow's new list capability. Here you go:

    1. We enjoy Wicked Bakery on Cave Creek Road just south of Greenway. They even have whoopie pies, which I've rarely seen outside of New England. Nothing takes me back home to Maine like a nice whoopie pie. :)

      Wicked Bakery & Cafe
      14848 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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      1. re: Firenza00

        I recently had something called "pumpkin whoopie pie" at District and though it was incredible. Thanks for letting me know about the dish's geographic origin. I had no idea.

      2. 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.

        1. 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?

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          1. re: oryza

            I was just thinking more along the lines of the black and whites, linzer tarts, sprinkled cookies

            1. re: erinp

              really? that sounds so boring!!! expand some horizons :)

              i'd try

              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

              Selam market
              Phoenix, az, Phoenix, az

              tammie coe
              phoenix, az, phoenix, az

              simply bread
              phoenix, az, phoenix, az

              1. re: winedubar

                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

                Simply Bread
                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

                1. re: winedubar

                  Thanks for all this info! Maybe I will expand my horizons! They may not be what I'm looking for, but who knows what I might find?!

                2. re: erinp

                  Try New York West Bakery in Sun City

                  10101 W Grand Ave
                  Sun City, AZ 85351

                  1. re: arizonagirl

                    There is also The Scottsdale Bakery and Cupcakes in N Scottsdale across from WalMart

                  2. re: erinp

                    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.

                    Good Luck!

                    1. re: drewb123

                      place link for Barb's

                      Barb's Bakery
                      2929 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ

                      1. re: drewb123

                        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.

                        1. re: brianroaz

                          Wow! Thanks I am in that area quite a bit.

                  3. I see black & whites and sprinkled cookies all the time at Chompie's -- several locations around, incuding 94th St. & Shea, and at PV Mall.