March 23, 2019

The 20 best old school bakeries in metro Detroit

A good bakery is hard to find, but luckily in metro Detroit, we get to pick from the cream of the crop. These 20 old school bakeries will help you relive your childhood memories with each delicious bite.

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Peoples Brothers Bakery
2765 Fort St., Detroit; 313-383-9090
People’s Brothers Bakery has been in operation for nearly a century, with its current owners operating the establishment for over 40 years. Located on Fort St. in southwest Detroit, this small but mighty bakery has been bringing customer’s back year after year with their decadent selection of pies.
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Peoples Brothers Bakery

2765 Fort St., Detroit; 313-383-9090
People’s Brothers Bakery has been in operation for nearly a century, with its current owners operating the establishment for over 40 years. Located on Fort St. in southwest Detroit, this small but mighty bakery has been bringing customer’s back year after year with their decadent selection of pies.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user dailydetroit
Victor Bakery
36 Victor St., Highland Park; 313-869-5322
This bakery began in 1958 from the garage of the original owner. It is now a staple in Highland Park as the city goes through revitalization. Try one of their cookies — they’re amazing.
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Victor Bakery

36 Victor St., Highland Park; 313-869-5322

This bakery began in 1958 from the garage of the original owner. It is now a staple in Highland Park as the city goes through revitalization. Try one of their cookies — they’re amazing.

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Chene Modern Bakery
17041 W. Warren Ave.; Detroit; 313-582-0700
This iconic bakery began in the 1930s on Chene Street in Detroit's old Poletown. In the 1950s, it moved to the newer and growing Polish neighborhood by Warrendale, but kept the name. Vasko and Janice Maskimovski bought the bakery in 1980 and made it their family business.
Vasko died on March 16, 2015. But the bakery still lives on and is still owned by his wife Janice. It was recently rated the number one best place to buy paczki in metro Detroit, and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) continues her late husband's tradition of bringing paczki from Chene's to Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
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Chene Modern Bakery

17041 W. Warren Ave.; Detroit; 313-582-0700
This iconic bakery began in the 1930s on Chene Street in Detroit's old Poletown. In the 1950s, it moved to the newer and growing Polish neighborhood by Warrendale, but kept the name. Vasko and Janice Maskimovski bought the bakery in 1980 and made it their family business.

Vasko died on March 16, 2015. But the bakery still lives on and is still owned by his wife Janice. It was recently rated the number one best place to buy paczki in metro Detroit, and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) continues her late husband's tradition of bringing paczki from Chene's to Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
Photo courtesy of Instagram user chenemodernbakery
New Palace Bakery
9833 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-875-1334
Perhaps one of the Detroit area’s most infamous bakeries, New Palace Bakery has been in operation from more than 100 years. The Polish bakery is a go-destination in Hamtramck, especially on Fat Tuesday when you can expect to find a line out the door with hungry customers hoping to get their hands on paczki.
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New Palace Bakery

9833 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-875-1334
Perhaps one of the Detroit area’s most infamous bakeries, New Palace Bakery has been in operation from more than 100 years. The Polish bakery is a go-destination in Hamtramck, especially on Fat Tuesday when you can expect to find a line out the door with hungry customers hoping to get their hands on paczki.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user persephonecooks
La Gloria Bakery
3345 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-842-5722
A staple of Mexicantown, this traditional panadería has been serving the community with Mexican baked goods since 1980. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, La Gloria Bakery has something to love. Try the churros, the tamales, and the cinnamon twists for an authentic Mexican treat.
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La Gloria Bakery

3345 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-842-5722
A staple of Mexicantown, this traditional panadería has been serving the community with Mexican baked goods since 1980. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, La Gloria Bakery has something to love. Try the churros, the tamales, and the cinnamon twists for an authentic Mexican treat.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user joshjyork
Avon Donuts
45324 Woodward Ave., Pontiac; 248-333-2121
Located in Pontiac, Avon Donuts has been in business for more than 30 years. In 2018, it won Time magazine’s 10 Best Donut Shops in America so it’s sure to delight even the pickiest donut connoisseur.
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Avon Donuts

45324 Woodward Ave., Pontiac; 248-333-2121
Located in Pontiac, Avon Donuts has been in business for more than 30 years. In 2018, it won Time magazine’s 10 Best Donut Shops in America so it’s sure to delight even the pickiest donut connoisseur.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user steven_pellegrom
Bommarito Bakery
21830 Greater Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-772-6731
For over 90 years, Bommarito’s has been baking up Italian pastries to metro Detroiters who wish to indulge. Not only do they sell cookies and authentic Italian cannolis, but you can also pick up a pizza, a sub sandwich, and even wine from their wine cellar.
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Bommarito Bakery

21830 Greater Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-772-6731
For over 90 years, Bommarito’s has been baking up Italian pastries to metro Detroiters who wish to indulge. Not only do they sell cookies and authentic Italian cannolis, but you can also pick up a pizza, a sub sandwich, and even wine from their wine cellar.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user iamj2grice
Shatila Bakery & Cafe
14300 W. Warren Ave.; Dearborn; 313-582-1952
In 2019, Shatila will celebrate 40 years of serving metro Detroit with a fine selection of Middle Eastern desserts. Although Shatila has expanded to have multiple locations, the Dearborn location is the flagship bakery where you will find traditional knafeh, kashta, mamoul, and of course, baklava.
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Shatila Bakery & Cafe

14300 W. Warren Ave.; Dearborn; 313-582-1952 In 2019, Shatila will celebrate 40 years of serving metro Detroit with a fine selection of Middle Eastern desserts. Although Shatila has expanded to have multiple locations, the Dearborn location is the flagship bakery where you will find traditional knafeh, kashta, mamoul, and of course, baklava.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user mirkhalidali
New Yasmeen Bakery
13900 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn; 313-582-6035
Legend has it that New Yasmeen Bakery makes the best pita bread in the world, and we’re not going to argue. Owned by a pair of Lebanese brothers, New Yasmeen Bakery has become a renowned fixture in Dearborn for its selection of specialty bread. While you’re there, don’t miss out on trying one of their savory pies, or have lunch at their deli with a cinnamon pudding for dessert.
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New Yasmeen Bakery

13900 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn; 313-582-6035
Legend has it that New Yasmeen Bakery makes the best pita bread in the world, and we’re not going to argue. Owned by a pair of Lebanese brothers, New Yasmeen Bakery has become a renowned fixture in Dearborn for its selection of specialty bread. While you’re there, don’t miss out on trying one of their savory pies, or have lunch at their deli with a cinnamon pudding for dessert.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user hp68_bella
Sweet Potato Sensations
17337 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-532-7996
Sweet Potato Sensations is a family-run affair that began at Thanksgiving in 1976 when co-founder Cassandra Thomas created a sweet potato cookie recipe to satisfy the sweet potato craving of husband and fellow co-founder Jeffrey Thomas. The sweet potato cookie immediately became a hit, and thus the idea for Sweet Potato Sensations was born. 
More than 40 years later, Sweet Potato Sensations still services the Detroit community with its selection of sweet and savory sweet potato concontions. After opening its first 750 sq ft storefront in 1993, Sweet Potato Sensations moved across the street in 2015 to be able to cater to its growing customer base – which once included former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton!
Photo courtesy of Instagram user sweetpotatosensations

Sweet Potato Sensations

17337 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-532-7996
Sweet Potato Sensations is a family-run affair that began at Thanksgiving in 1976 when co-founder Cassandra Thomas created a sweet potato cookie recipe to satisfy the sweet potato craving of husband and fellow co-founder Jeffrey Thomas. The sweet potato cookie immediately became a hit, and thus the idea for Sweet Potato Sensations was born.

More than 40 years later, Sweet Potato Sensations still services the Detroit community with its selection of sweet and savory sweet potato concontions. After opening its first 750 sq ft storefront in 1993, Sweet Potato Sensations moved across the street in 2015 to be able to cater to its growing customer base – which once included former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton!

Photo courtesy of Instagram user sweetpotatosensations