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The 15 Best Bakeries In Raleigh

Updated: June 14, 2022

Can you smell that? It’s the aroma of fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, and cookies from Raleigh's best bakeries. We incorporated millions of critic and diner reviews in our analysis of top review sites for Raleigh’s top bakeries. Do yourself a favor and pop in on these local gems for perfect pies, gourmet cupcakes and fresh sandwiches.

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Boulted Bread

Bakery, $$, CentralBakery, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Yellow Dog Bread Company

Bakery, $, MordecaiBakery, $Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Anisette

Bakery, $$, Five PointsBakery, $$Raleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Raleigh's 4 top bakeries (that won't break the bank)

    Hoodline, 2020

Union Special

Bakery, $$, East RaleighBakery, $$Raleigh, East Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Your guide to the 3 top spots in Raleigh's East Raleigh neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

The Market Bakery

Bakery, Southwest RaleighBakeryRaleigh, Southwest Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Layered Croissanterie

Bakery, MordecaiBakeryRaleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sweetheart Treats

Bakery, $, North RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Great Harvest Bread

Bakery, $$, North RaleighBakery, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Panaderia Artesanal

Bakery, $, Northeast RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Bakery La Dolce Vita

Bakery, $, North RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Annelore's German Bakery

Bakery, $$, Southwest RaleighBakery, $$Raleigh, Southwest Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Salted Tomato

Bakery, Five PointsBakeryRaleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

The Cupcake Shoppe

Bakery, $, HillsboroughBakery, $Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Edible Art

Bakery, $$, Six ForksBakery, $$Raleigh, Six Forks
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

El Pancito

Bakery, $, Northeast RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Raleigh. We analyzed 3295 Raleigh restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Raleigh restaurant reviews, and 212 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline and Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 top spots in Raleigh's East Raleigh neighborhood, Hoodline - Raleigh's 4 top bakeries (that won't break the bank) and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Bakeries in Raleigh, NC as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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