How many bakeries does it take to satisfy your sweet tooth? Pella, Iowa has three. And that doesn’t even include Maria’s Tea Room connected with the Scholte House Museum.
1. Jaarsma Brood & Banket Bakkerij family owned and operated since 1898.
https://www.jaarsmabakery.com/Default.aspx727 Franklin Street; 641-628-2940; Mon-Sat 6am-6pm
Their second location is in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Check website for details.
Dutch letters, a puff pastry with almond filling is their advertised specialty, but their website shows many yummy items.
They ship so you don’t even have to leave your computer to order their delectables.
Their cookie cutting machine used for many years (see machine photo)
Now retired to the museum.
2. Vander Ploeg Bakery Company, established in 1896 is the oldest bakery in town.
https://www.pellabakery.com/products7ll Franklin Street; 641-628-2293; Mon-Sat, 5:30am-6pm
Fritter Friday’s. Ooh! That does sound good. Dutch Letters, too. Look through their products page. They also serve online orders so now you have two bakeries to choose from. So many choices! What to do? What to do?
3. Cranberry Stone Bakery is the newest bakery in town.
https://www.cranberrystonebakery.com605 Franklin Street; 641-628-3774; Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm.; Sat 9am-4pm
This bakery mainly features cupcakes. But also has cookie cake by the slice as well as selected drinks to go with your sweets. You can order cakes and cupcake bouquets, too.
Use their website to order and contact them. I could not believe the long list of cupcake flavors to choose from. Check the store location for Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Soy Free and Sugar Free/Low Carb options.
My mouth is watering after looking through the menu options for these three bakeries.
Which bakery and bakery item(s) would you choose? Maybe order something from all three? If you decide to order online, please tell me about your experience.
However, you could visit one or all of the bakeries in person because Tulip time in Pella, Iowa is scheduled for May 5,6,&7. https://www.visitpella.com/tulip-time-activities/
Tell me what you think of the bakeries and the tulips in the comments below.
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
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