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The Taste of Homemade Treats on the Road


The baked goods and warm treats you’ll find lining the display cases of these local Upstate NY bakeries may just be better than homemade or at least a top contender. When you’re on the road and looking for a warm, delicious, fresh snack like a cookie, cupcake or pie, the options are unlimited. Local residents swear by these shops and after a bite or two you’ll start to see why.

Sweet Solutions: This stop has been whipping up “fun sized” cinnamon buns for 30 years! The familiar treat is said to be the size of your head and is great for sharing. Featuring gluten free cupcake and cookie options this is a stop for anyone to enjoy.

Warfield’s Restaurant and Bakery: Located in the historic Warfield block this destination has created a blend of fine dining and local flare. Make a quick stop for one of the fresh bakery items including cronuts and salted bread prepared from scratch.

Flour City Bread Company: Step into a bread lover’s paradise. Every loaf is crafted with organic seeds, grain and flour, plus none of the ingredients are GMO. Can’t make it during regular business hours? No worries! Stop by the Public Market location on Thursday or Saturday morning for fresh pastries and hot breakfast.

Scratch Bakeshop: This boutique bakery invites everyone to enjoy their one-of-a-kind sweets. If you’re feeling adventurous for breakfast you have to check out the lineup of donuts. A Sunday feature item, these pastry geniuses have thought out of the box to not only create new flavors, but also fun designs that dare you to try them all.

The Duke House: More than just a bakery, this delectable stop offers lunch, brunch and perfectly caffeinated concoctions. Taste the difference homemade can make when you try one of the over 40 goods always made from scratch.

Gypsy Moon Cake Co.: Stop in 7 days a week to select from a myriad of baked goods. Fall inspired cookies and macaroons capture the colors and taste of Upstate New York. If you’re interested in bringing out your decorative spirit consider signing up for a class hosted for adults and children alike!

Greg’ry’s Bakery: Since 1986 the tagline “You’re in for a treat” has brought people to the shop where they can find pastries, bread, and cakes all handmade. Traveling with your furry companion? Grab a pet treat for the road!

The Bread Basket Bakery: Located in the heart of downtown Medina, this local fare is a destination for residents and visitors alike. These bakers specialize in everything from simple goods like breads and pies to offering new flavor combinations like orange chocolate chip cookies or sun-dried tomato scones.

Finger Lakes Cookie Co.: From classic cookies to decadent cheesecakes and nostalgic favorites, you won’t be able to leave with just one thing. Baking with local partner products including Deer Run Winery, Casa Larga Vineyard, Black Button Distilling, and Battle Street Brewery, visitors get the chance to embrace local flavor under one roof.

A road trip through Upstate New York gives you the perfect reason to forget the bags of snacks at home! You won’t miss handfuls of stale chips once you’ve got a taste of the delicious bakery items available. Eat like the locals and don’t miss any of the hidden gems along the way.

Photos by VisitFingerLakes.com