Carb Lovers Rejoice: The 3 Best Bakeries in Atlanta
Rhodes Family Bakery
Start your Atlanta bakery tour off right by heading to the Rhodes Family Bakery, which is one of the oldest continuously running bakeries in the city. Starting in 1929, Atlanta native Magdaline Rhodes began to sell sweets out of her home to make ends meet during the Great Depression. Just one year later, she opened up a bakery, and the rest is history.
The bakery focuses on sweets of all kinds including cookies, brownies, Danishes, cupcakes, and some of the most delectable and cutest petite cakes you’ve ever seen. Besides the pound cakes, each is specifically designed for your special occasion.
If you want to get excessively gluttonous, hop over to Rhodes on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when they offer free wedding cake tastings.
Amelie’s French Bakery and Cafe
Maybe it’s just in their blood, but the French have always been known to make delicious pastries, desserts, and other confectionaries that make your mouth water just at the sight of them. At Amelie’s French Bakery and Cafe, the result is no different. Sweet croissants, turnovers, macaroons, cookies, and tea cakes highlight this French-inspired menu that’s sure to make you salivate.
However, they also offer savory pastries that are ideal for a snack or small meal, stuffed with a meat of your choice and baked inside a fluffy bread casing. You could also opt for a breakfast sandwich with your choice of meat, veggie, and cheese, all loaded on one of their famous croissants.
Sweet Hut Bakery
Asian-inspired bakeries just aren’t all that prevalent in the American South, so when you find one that’s as good as Sweet Hut Bakery, you definitely want to keep going back. Featuring over 100 bakery items, sandwiches, cakes, and more, you can overdose on carbs before you leave the building.
While breakfast is fine and dandy at Sweet Hut, it’s the Hong Kong-style buns that should send you into a frenzy. From the outside, these buns just look like ordinary ones, but when you bite into one, you’ll immediately notice that its chock full of delicious proteins and veggies. The original barbecue pork bun is a classic and surefire favorite, or you can opt for something more American such as a hot dog cheese bun or bacon bun.
You might get a bit long in the waistband if you continuously frequent these bakeries, but for a nice break from life and a little something to keep your taste buds jumping, chances are you won’t regret your decision.