Top 10 Bakeries in Salt Lake City

If you’ve been following along with Female Foodie for even just a small bit, you know that our team in its entirety are huge fan of carbs and sugar. Which is exactly why we have this list of Top 10 Bakeries in Salt Lake City. This collection includes everything from your classic old-school bakeries to doughnut shops- any kind of confectionary “must have” with in the Salt Lake City Valley is on this list. What are your favorites? Leave us a comment-we would love to hear from you! Note: this post has been updated since it’s original publication.

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10. Carol’s Pastry Shop

When you step in to Carol’s Pastry Shop you are stepping back into time. The adorable employees are (mostly senior citizen age) and are the kindest most thoughtful people you will ever meet. Carol’s has a variety of delicious homemade goods from donuts to cake to cookies and brownies, but one of the items at they’re most famous for is their homemade eclairs. If you’re just lucky enough, you’ll make it there right before they fill them fresh like I often do. Carol’s Pastry Shop (1991 Lincoln St E, Salt Lake City // 801.484.3442)

9. Carlucci’s Bakery

There’s a great little strip of restaurants just north of Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake, including The Rose Establishment, Bruges, and Tony Caputo’s. What would this little nook be without a bakery? They have a gorgeous assortment of baked goods and serve breakfast and lunch. Their decadence (flourless chocolate cake) is my favorite thing to order alongside a beautiful fresh fruit tart. Foodie tip: grab lunch at one of the surrounding restaurants and stop here for a sweet finish. Carlucci’s Bakery (314 West 300 South // 801.366.4484)

8. Mrs. Backer’s Pastry Shop

Mrs. Backer’s has been around since 1941. Their cakes are traditional in every sense- light and fluffy topped with vibrant buttercream flower frosting creations. Foodie tip: try the raspberry cream cheese pastries, the cookie dough cookie, and the frosted pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Mrs. Backer’s Pastry Shop (434 South Temple, Salt Lake City // 801.532.2022)

7. Banburry Cross

Banbury Cross is nothing but an absolute Salt Lake City classic. This donut shop opened in 1986 and sits just north of Liberty Park. Although their employees seem to be there making donuts around the clock, you can stop by for a fresh donut from 5:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily (earlier closing time on Sunday). My absolute favorites include the blueberry donut, the old-fashioned buttermilk donuts, and of course the ever so famous crumb donut! Banbury Cross Donuts (705 S 700 E, Salt Lake City // 801.537.1433)

6. Eva’s Bakery

The aesthetic and charm of this bakery are enough to reel anyone in. I love their beautiful display of fresh loaves of bread, the subway tiles on the backsplash, and their ready made european-style sandwiches. Their baguette and butter ham sandwich is shamelessly delicious and I’m a huge fan of their delicious lemon meringue tart. Foodie tip: enjoy a quiet downtown brunch on a Saturday and order their heavenly stuffed french toast. Eva’s Bakery (155 South Main Street, Salt Lake City // 801.355.3942) 

5. Fillings & Emulsions

Calling all macaron fans- if you want to enjoy a delicate, beautiful, and flavor packed macaron in the Salt Lake City valley, Fillings & Emulsions should be at the top of your list! This is a great spot if you want a treat to go, something small and delicious, or a special gift for friends and family. If it’s your first visit they will even let you sample a free macaron! Now let’s practice pronunciation: “mack-a-ron”. None of that “mack-a-roon” nonsense. Fillings & Emulsions (1475 Main St, Salt Lake City // 385.229.4228)

4. Fresh Donut & Deli

I truly cannot believe how long it took me to discover this incredible donut shop in Salt Lake City, located just off of State Street and 2700 south! The folks at Fresh Donut & Deli have completely mastered the art of light, fluffy, melt in your mouth donuts. I haven’t tried everything in their case quite yet, but so far every single donut has been incredible. My favorites have been the maple bar, the chocolate cake donut, and the scrumptious coconut donut. Fresh Donut & Deli (2699 State St, South Salt Lake // 801.467.8322)

3. Les Madeleines

I instantly became curious about this bakery when I heard about it’s “life changing pastries”, in particular, the beloved Kouign Aman. It’s everything you want in a beautiful buttery conglomeration of carbohydrates. Aside from this coveted item, Les Madeleine also has a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a gorgeous case full of authentic French pastries. Right across from The Leonardo. The Kouign Aman pastries often run out- plan accordingly so you don’t miss out! Les Madeleines (216 East 500 South // 801.355.2294)

2. Rubysnap Fresh Cookies

This is a flirty, mouth-watering, no-nonsense bakery. Owner Tami Steggell puts a ridiculous amount of thought into each of her unique cookies. Some of my favorites include the Mia (vanilla bean sugar cookie with a buttercream beet frosting), the Zoey (blueberry lemon chia with fresh-squeezed lemon glaze), and the Ricki (coconut deliciousness with almonds and semi-sweet chocolate). Foodie tip: you can purchase RubySnap cookie dough in the freezer section at any Harmon’s grocer in Utah. RubySnap Fresh Cookies (770 South 300 West // 801.834.6111)

1. Tulie Bakery

I’d be red-faced lying to anyone if I denied this was my favorite Salt Lake City bakery. I’ve tried everything (true story) in their flawless case. Some of my favorite pastries include the pain au jambon (ham croissant), rustic fruit tart, lemon bar, and chocolate bouchon. Their panini pressed sandwiches are to die for and if French onion soup is your thing then this is your place. They have a new location on 15th and 15th which is amazing but if you want to visit the original stop by the 700 south address below. Foodie tip: Tulie sells fresh, hot beignets on a first-come first-serve basis on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tulie Bakery (863 East 700 South, Salt Lake City // 801.883.9741)
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  1. Every year my husband has a hard time shopping for my birthday and so he always asks what I want or what I want to do for my birthday. I never know what to say… Reading this however I just decided. On my birthday I will visit every one of these!!!! ???

  2. Brooke- so excited to have discovered you are a food blogger in addition to everything else! Hope you are doing well. I loved this list! Surprised Sweet Tooth Fairy and Gourmandise didn’t make the list, but this just gives me more places to try next time we’re in SLC. I’m so glad you posted the Kouign Aman- had one at a wedding a few weeks ago and have been searching!

    1. Hey Megan!!! Thanks so much for visiting. And hope you’re doing well too! This list was mostly a collection of places close to downtown. I have a good handful of other bakeries I’d like to make an additional list for! As far as Gourmandise goes, I feel like they have GORGEOUS pastries but I’m never very satisfied with them. Have been a few times… maybe I’m ordering the wrong thing? Oh my. The lovely Kouign Aman. Bless it. Hope life is treating you well! xx

      1. I have had the same experience at Gourmandise. Beautiful but not satisfying is the perfect way to put it. Their eclairs are yummy & maybe I am also ordering the wrong thing…..
        🙁

  3. I love “the peach” or a slice of Marzipan at Gourmandise if you go back. I was disappointed Fillings and Emulsions was not included on the list-they have fabulous macaroons also. Looking forward to your next list!

  4. Have you ever visited Fillings & Emulsions (about 14th South and Main on the East side of the road)? They just opened their new location and they have the best desserts in the valley and definitely could make this list. They also have delicious breads and meat pies. You should check it out.

  5. How about Vosen’s Bread Paradise? Have you tried their raspberry croi-liner? They have delicious authentic German pastries & breads.

  6. Great list! I recently bought a cake from Natasha at utcakes.com and it was no joke, the best cake I have ever had… I got the carmel biscoff cake. I’d recommend giving them a try too!

  7. There’s a wonderful bakery called Cakes de Fleur in Salt Lake City. They have the best cakes I’ve ever eaten!

  8. I was so disappointed in Eva’s bakery. The crust was burned on lemon tart. You couldn’t even break it with the fork. The lemon part was delicious though. We love Tuile’s and Ruby Snaps. I wasn’t in love with Backer’s too expensive for the mediocre treats. I love reading these lists! Thanks Brooke