Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at a Duluth Bakery

An employee grabbing a pastry at Duluth's Best Bread

Tender, flaky croissants. Rich, silky cheesecake. Satisfying, decadent desserts. No matter what your sweet tooth is craving, a Duluth bakery has it covered. Sprinkled throughout the city, these bakeries offer a wide array of goodies, from cookies, bars, muffins and bread to croissants, cheesecake, scones and more. Pro tip: Indulge in something right away, but make sure you also get a to-go bag for later. Because the only thing that’ll make all these treats taste even better is enjoying them with a view of Lake Superior.

Duluth’s Best Bread – With a goal of making the “best bread possible,” you’ll find top-quality ingredients and patient bakers who craft bread, croissants, Pain Au Chocolat, homemade “Pop Tarts” and more. There are two locations: one in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and one in the HART district downtown.

Johnson’s Bakery – Serving the area with made-from-scratch bakery goods for more than 70 years, Johnson’s Bakery offers specialty breads, morning sweets and delicious desserts. Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

cookies from 3rd Street Bakery

Positively 3rd Street Bakery– Baking from scratch with organic and local ingredients since 1983, this employee-owned bakery has something for everyone. Here you’ll find cookies, whole-grain breads, croissants, muffins, granola, scones and more. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Located in the Hillside neighborhood.

The Cozy Hen Cheesecakes– If you’re a fan of creative, creamy cheesecake, look for this local-favorite pop-up booth at businesses and events around town.

Crumbl Cookies – Missing out on the Crumbl craze? Fear not, there is a Duluth location ready for you. Located in the Duluth Heights neighborhood near the Miller Hill Mall.

Dovetail Café– The team at Dovetail always has something up their sleeves when it comes to baked treats. They offer house-made items daily featuring both unique and tried-and-true flavor combinations. On any given day you may find scones, cookies, Danishes and more. Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Perk Place Coffeehouse – Owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo, this spot offers freshly baked pastries such as scones, muffins, Danishes, cheesecake, cookies, bars and more. Located in the Chester Park neighborhood.

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu – Featuring staples like macarons, cupcakes and cookies along with specials such as cheesecake cups, mousse domes, cakesicles and more, at Something Sweet, you’re sure to find something creative and delicious. Located in the Miller Hill Mall.

Matilda’s Dog Bakery– Don’t worry, we have your furry friends covered, too! Visit Matilda’s Dog Bakery for homemade, all-natural biscuits and goodies made from human-grade food. Located in the Lakeside neighborhood.

Posted on January 18, 2023