#ALIVEHoliday: Top Treats from Local Bakeries Just in Time for the Holidays

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

With the final holiday festivities both at home and work fast approaching, consider letting some of St. Louis’ best bakeries and restaurants provide handmade treats to really impress this year. Here are some of places around town to pre-order, take on the go or even snag a last-minute gift for the foodies in your life.

Photo courtesy of Pint Size Bakery

Photo courtesy of Pint Size Bakery

Pint Size Bakery
Chocolate chunk, triple chocolate peppermint, molasses spice—these are just a few of the many flavors available at Pint Size Bakery to create a delicious goodie bag of Christmas cookies. The small bakery is also offering specials on brownies, blondies, sammies and tea cakes by the dozen. Buche de Noel (yule logs), tarts, pies, tortes and even cupcake wreaths are available, so place an order online, via phone or in person. Special order pick-ups available Dec. 24 from 8am-noon. 3825 Watson Road, South City, 314.645.7142

Amy’s Corner Bakeshop
Grab festive cookies, candy cane cheesecakes, pies or take-and-bake cinnamon rolls for after the presents are opened. Call or Facebook the shop for orders. If you stop by the shop this Saturday from 11am-1pm, bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child in need to get a surprise for you as well—and you’ll even get to meet Santa while picking up some sweets. 4476 Chouteau Ave, The Grove, 314.371.2253

Photo courtesy of Whisk

Photo courtesy of Whisk

Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop
Cherokee Street’s two-year-old bakeshop has definitely been letting seasonal flavors shine with a rotating selection of goods. Choose from fine items such as eggnog cupcakes, house-made twinkies or the famous pop tartlets in different flavors. The shop is also wonderful about offering vegan and gluten-free friends great options like the recent vegan gingerbread cupcakes and Nanaimo bars. Be sure to visit before the shop goes on a holiday break from Dec. 22-Jan.2. 2201 Cherokee St., Cherokee, 314.932.5166

Winslow’s Home
Count on this University City spot dining and baking establishment to provide dinner, baked goods and more. The cold case at Winslow’s home is usually stocked full of everything from appetizers to desserts for those on-the-go, which could be perfect for hostess gifts and easy entertaining. The storefront also has several great gift options such as gift baskets, candies and hot cocoa. For baked goods like brightly decorated holiday cookies or cakes, drop by or send an email bakery@winslowshome.com. 7213 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.725.7559

Park Avenue Coffee
It wouldn’t be a St. Louis holiday without the classic gooey butter cake. With the more than 76 flavors in the making, Park Avenue Coffee can provide a rich and delicious addition to any event or gift. Also, pick up a gift basket filled with chocolate covered espresso beans, hot chocolate mix and more to take the stress out of shopping. Multiple locations, parkavenuecoffee.com

Crepes Etc.
Get your fill from Central West End’s Crepes Etc. Yule Log Crepe Cakes (layers on layers with hazelnut filling and chocolate buttercream), cheesecakes in a variety of flavors, mini cinnamon rolls and cakes are all available to pre-order to let the dessert shine at holiday parties and festivities. Make sure you give 72 hours notice to complete orders online or by phone. 52 Maryland Plaza, Central West End 314.367.2200

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