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Bakeries & Sweets

Toothsome Offerings That Feed a City’s Body & Soul

Visitors seeking a way to immerse in the local culture of this coastal Maine city could do no better than to frequent one of the neighborhood bakeries. When it comes to the sweetest area offerings, stopping for treats to enjoy while or strolling through downtown streets is a common activity.

Stepping up to the counter of a Portland bakery in the early morning hours and choosing a pastry, roll, or scone means being instantly part of the community, where supportive locals insist on daily-made favorites, and bakers, servers, and drivers are at the hard-working heart of a this tight-knit place, practically held together, it seems, by flour and water.

Visitors will find local bakeries that boast from one to 20 years in the city. Among them are those heralded as standouts from national critics and passionate patrons obsessed with the fruit pies, whoopie pies (a Maine delight) cakes, cupcakes, French baguettes, and focaccia. Visitors will find bakers that choose organic, locally-grown products, encounter a European-style bakery turning out classics like crème horns and cakes, and many more markets and corner shops offering quiches, bagels, pastries and pies in signature combinations every day. With little exception, area bakers come to their love of creating fresh, from-scratch goods honestly and translate that spirit to their customers.

Those with a sweet tooth eager to venture beyond baked confections will find nirvana in Portland and neighboring towns. When it comes to the sweetest area offerings, stopping for treats to enjoy while or strolling through downtown streets is a common activity. Visitors will find it hard to resist the custom-made popcorn in unusual flavors, the irresistible confections of beloved chocolatiers, and downtown sweet shops that feature homemade fudge and bins of colorful candies for scooping. Gelato shops are also a Greater Portland favorite with their multitudes of flavors just made for browsing. Expect display cases that house flavors well into the double digits, and tastings that are an encouraged part of the shopping experience.

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FEATURED LISTINGS

Len Libby Chocolatier ~ Maine

Len Libby Chocolatier ~ Maine

Scarborough
Shop for the best in hand-dipped chocolates, taffy, fudge and ice-cream. See the World's only life-size chocolate moose.

FEATURED LISTINGS

Len Libby Chocolatier ~ Maine

Len Libby Chocolatier ~ Maine

Scarborough
Shop for the best in hand-dipped chocolates, taffy, fudge and ice-cream. See the World's only life-size chocolate moose.

BUSINESS LISTINGS

Dean's Sweets

Dean's Sweets

Portland
Creating a unique piece of art with each chocolate.
 Haven’s Candies

Haven’s Candies

Westbrook
Handcrafting premium confections in Maine since 1915.
Holy Donut - Exchange Street

Holy Donut - Exchange Street

Portland
Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts.
 Holy Donut - Park Avenue

Holy Donut - Park Avenue

Portland
Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts.
Old Port Candy Co.

Old Port Candy Co.

Portland
Locally crafted chocolates, truffles, candy, salt water taffy, and fudge.
 Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen

Portland
Daily recipe demos, custom gift baskets and shipping anywhere.
The Honey Exchange

The Honey Exchange

Portland
Specialty foods, wine and beer made with honey and beeswax products.
 Two Fat Cats Bakery

Two Fat Cats Bakery

Portland
Classic, American home-style desserts all made from scratch.

BUSINESS LISTINGS

Dean's Sweets

Portland
Creating a unique piece of art with each chocolate.

Haven’s Candies

Westbrook
Handcrafting premium confections in Maine since 1915.

Holy Donut - Exchange Street

Portland
Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts.

Holy Donut - Park Avenue

Portland
Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts.

Old Port Candy Co.

Portland
Locally crafted chocolates, truffles, candy, salt water taffy, and fudge.

Stonewall Kitchen

Portland
Daily recipe demos, custom gift baskets and shipping anywhere.

The Honey Exchange

Portland
Specialty foods, wine and beer made with honey and beeswax products.

Two Fat Cats Bakery

Portland
Classic, American home-style desserts all made from scratch.

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