The food scene in Huntsville Alabama is as exciting and cosmopolitan as any major metropolitan area. Great breweries, restaurants, and cafés are popping up all over North Alabama, but, if you have a sweet tooth, then a Huntsville Alabama bakery is the place for you. Among the many things to do in Huntsville is to eat – and to eat well! Check out these 7 bakeries in Huntsville next time you pass through the area!
Bakeries in Huntsville
There are many bakeries in Huntsville so that’s its hard to decide between them. I, personally, highly rated any baked goods. But these 7 Huntsville bakeries stand out amongst the many bakeries in Huntsville for a specific reason.
For example, Peggy Anne Bakery is a Huntsville classic, L’etoile Patisserie is a French-influenced delight, gluten free bakery Huntsville baker Mason Dixon caters to special needs and the Donut Hole has amazing Huntsville donuts.
Peggy Anne Bakery – Huntsville AL
Since the 50s this has been one of the most treasured bakeries in Hunstville. Whether you are in the mood for a cookie, cake, or pastry, this is the place to be if you want a taste of small-town American South.
I tasted their cheese straws on a visit to the Weeden House Museum which quickly had me realising that I needed to snag some of these goodies for myself!
Sitting in this red-brick bakery’s dining area is reminiscent of being in your grandma’s kitchen. The air is thick with the smell of melting butter and sugar, and the atmosphere is warm and homey. They also have skilled bakers on staff that can create just about any cake you can dream up!
Mason Dixon Bakery
Those with food allergies, especially gluten intolerance or Celiac disease, will understand the tribulations of finding sweet treats that won’t try to kill you. Mason Dixon Bakery serves the gluten-free community, and all who want to live a healthier lifestyle, as Alabama’s first gluten-free bakery.
Loaves of bread are baked daily, but you can also indulge in scrumptious cakes, cookies, bagels, and other snacks. Best of all, it’s guilt-free. Their menu includes sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and gluten-free options that will give you a whole new perspective on what healthy treats can taste like.
Donut Hole Bakery
This Huntsville, AL bakery takes inspiration from classic Philadelphia street food and meshes it together with generations of skillful pastry artistry. The star of their show might be the donuts, but their cheesesteaks, hot or cold hoagies, and street dogs are equally praiseworthy.
They also cater to vegan customers with delicious flavors including double chocolate, roasted coconut, maple, and blueberry. Opt for a classic Boston cream or jelly-filled donut or go wild with a Maple Bacon, Nutter Butter, or Fruity Pebble variation.
I had to opt for the maple bacon when they told me they caramelise their bacon themselves. Homemade bacon caramelised? The maple bacon Huntsville donuts were heavenly. Yes, I had two – one for then and one for the road.
Few people do pastries better than the French, and now the folks in northern Alabama are blessed with their very own French bakery in Huntsville.
Named after the French word for Star, L’etoile takes the theme into Van Gogh inspired decor. All fitting, since one of his famous paintings is Starry Starry Night from when he was hospitalised in Provence.
Their boulangerie is bursting with fresh baguettes and Pain de Campagne, baked daily, begging for a healthy slathering of butter. In contrast to the rustic and rough loaves of bread on the shelves, you can also find delicate and subtle pastries in their renowned patisserie.
Pillowy profiteroles, artistic Mille-Feuille, etc are all lined up and ready to be enjoyed. L’etoile Huntsville is a relative newcomer to the Huntsville bakery scene. While I was there, the chef came out to say hello to the customers and he said his wife had done all the interior decor that I admired.
Have a seat in the picture-perfect café to feel like you stepped into Paris, right in the heart of Huntsville.
Lowe’s Mill in Huntsville is best known for all its resident artists, but Pizelle’s Confections is right at home among all the sculptors and painters. Pizelle’s confections fall within their category of food creativity. Not only do they serve excellent coffee in Huntsville, but the sugary treats to go with it!
Here they create edible art like chocolate pieces so unbelievably beautiful you will have a hard time biting into them. That is until you have your first taste, then you won’t be able to stop!
Among the sophisticated tastes on offer at this Huntsville bakery are a white chocolate cheesecake ganache and strawberry pate de fruit in a dark chocolate shell. Another exotic flavor combination features fig pate de fruit with fig and port wine ganache in a dark chocolate shell. Their flavors are balanced yet complex and will send your taste buds into another dimension!
The Moon Bakeshop
Southern flavors meet European baking styles at The Moon Bakeshop. What makes this such a unique bakery in Huntsville, AL is their changing menu because everything is made in small batches. There are a couple of scrumptious staples you can depend on like croissants, cruffins, and cookie sandwiches, but be prepared to be pleasantly surprised at what you find!
You never know what the bakers might be inspired by that day or what their new seasonal menu might serve up. Some of the items at this Huntsville bakery are gluten free too. You might be in luck and get to savor their legendary Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread or Honey Cinnamon Scone.
Edgar’s Bakery has ten locations across Alabama and two in the greater Huntsville area. Their pastries are perfectly instagrammable and taste even better than they look.
If you are a fan of savory treats, get your hands on a pimento cheese biscuit or take home their indulgent cheese balls rolled in pecans. They are well known for their strawberry shortcakes!
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