10 Best Bakeries in Orlando: Where To Go To Get Your Carb On

A.D. Thompson

By , Local Expert, Orlando
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Carbs get such a bad name these days. Count them, the diets will tell you. Remember there are good ones and bad ones. Or, worst of all, they instruct you to avoid them altogether. If the gourmet cupcake trend is indicative of anything, it's a hard backlash against a philosophy that tells us all the sweet, doughy things we love most are nutritionally sinful. Let's face it: no one likes to be preached at. Orlando residents enjoy warm weather much of the year and as such, may be a little more diet conscious than most, but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate a nice piece of cake. Where do they go to get it? All over! For...  Read more »

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    Blue Bird Bake Shop

    Local Expert Tip: "Farther from Audubon Park than you'd like and craving a handcrafted cupcake? Head to Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria on North Bumby. They carry a limited selection of Blue Bird's baked goodies."

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    Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly

    Local Expert Tip: "Sweet's adorable Minis equal about two-and-a-half bites of bliss. Regularly $18 per dozen, they're $1 a pop every week on Mini Mania Monday. Stop in for a bite or a box."

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    Delightful Treats

    Local Expert Tip: "This bake shop's proprietress is a native of Turkey, which means that whether you're stopping in to order your wedding cake or get a quick sweet-fix, you should take a pass on the ubiquitous chain coffee and try the Turkish variety they brew hot on premises."

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    Fortuna Bakery & Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "Fortuna is popular and beloved. Don't be surprised (or offput) if you encounter a line. There's a reason people don't mind waiting."

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    Yalaha Bakery

    Local Expert Tip: "Easy picnic: Looking for an al fresco meal without the hassle of toting a basket? Grab eats at Yalaha and walk it right across the street for a lakeside lunch."

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    Charlie's Gourmet Pastries

    Local Expert Tip: "Are you a New York transplant in search of a danish to pair with your coffee (not cinnamon rolls, not sticky buns, not biscuits or scones, but actual danish)? This may be the place you've been looking for."

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    Croissant Gourmet

    Local Expert Tip: "Tarts par excellence!"

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    Pao Gostoso Bakery

    Local Expert Tip: "Most people don't think "burger joint" when they imagine Brazilian eateries (perhaps better known via chains like Fogo de Chao) but Pao Gostoso's get rave reviews."

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    Raphsodic Bakery

    • Cuisine: Bakery
    • Neighborhood: Colonialtown

    Local Expert Tip: "Raphsodic Bakery does custom orders, as well, tailoring ingredients to suit your allergy or dietary restriction."

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    Yaya's Cuban Cafe & Bakery

    Local Expert Tip: "The pastries at Yaya's other location, a little neighborhood operation on Hewett, are no less delightful. Check them out if you're in the area."



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