13 Black-Owned Bakeries To Support This Holiday Season

  • Brown Sugar Bakery: Chicago, IL

    Stephanie Hart won the Neighborhood Award for Best Bakery on "The Steve Harvey Show." She was also featured in Lupe Fiasco's video, “Mission.” Brown Sugar Bakery, inspired by Hart's grandmother, has been servicing Chicago for over 10 years. Hart says her desserts are made with love and as one customer claims, “When you eat it, you feel it.” Cake lovers travel from all over for Brown Sugar Bakery, especially for her signature caramel cake and cupcakes. If you're in the Chicago area, this “dangerously delicious” bakery is worth the trip.http://www.brownsugarbakerychicago.com/

  • Angelica's: Hazel Crest, IL

    Bobbie Stokes founded Angelica's after her previous position closed. The bakery was started in a basement and has been around for over 25 years. Angelica's, named after Stokes' granddaughter, is best known for their caramel cakes. Some of their loyal customers have been around for as long as 20 years. Angelica's has been featured on "You & Me This Morning" and "Hungry Hound" (a segment on ABC7 News). http://angelicas-bakery.com/

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  • The Avenue Bakery: Washington D.C.

    James W. “Jim” Hamlin, Owner, was the dedicated family baker for 25 years prior to opening The Avenue Bakery. The bakery isnknown for its Poppay's Famous Rolls. “Poppay” is the nickname received from his grandchildren. The Avenue Bakery is also known for its bread pudding and tarts. http://www.theavenuebakery.com

  • Sugar Jam Bake Shop & Bistro: Scottsdale, AZ

    Sugar Jam Bake Shop & Bistro can fill your cravings with something sweet and savory. Dana Dumas, Founder, was encouraged by friends and family to let the public in on her baking skills after they fell in love with her "melt in your mouth" sugar cookie. This bakery is well known for its elaborate custom cakes. http://www.sugarjamcookies.com/

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  • CamiCakes Cupcakes: Georgia (multiple locations)

    CamiCakes Cupcakes has several locations in Florida and Georgia. Andra Hall, the Founder of CamiCakes Cupcakes, says the brand is inspired by her daughter, Camille "Cami" Hall. At nine years old, Cami became one of the youngest authors in Atlanta with her book "CamiCakes: A Dream Come True." This bakery specializes in cupcakes and layered cakes. Their Vinings location also has a delicious creamery! http://www.camicakes.com/

  • Penthouse Sweets: Chicago, IL

    "Cake is the answer, no matter the question!" Penthouse Sweets specializes in elaborate custom cakes and is committed to using fresh, never frozen, unprocessed, unbleached ingredients. They can also accommodate organic, vegan, and gluten-free diets. The Founder, Yvonne Ivy-Stephans, most recently shared her bake skills on Food Network's "Cake Wars." http://penthousesweetschicago.com

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  • Natalie's Cakes & More: Ferguson, MO

    You may have heard about this bakery in the news. While the Founder, Natalie DuBose, is well known for her signature caramel cake and sculpted buttercream iced cakes, she made headlines after her shop was vandalized during the Ferguson riots. Fortunately, with the help of her community and good-hearted strangers, Dubose was able raise enough money to restore her shop and continue her dream of baking. http://www.nataliescakesandmore.com/

  • Make My Cake: Harlem, NY

    This bakery has been featured in a host of media outlets including Essence, Sister 2 Sister, and The New York Times. While famously known for their cheesecakes and pastries, Make My Cake is also about giving back to the community by supporting local organizations like City Meals-On-Wheels. http://www.makemycake.com

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  • Pink CupCakes: West Orange, NJ

    Pink CupCakes has made its way into the hands of celebrities like Wendy Williams and Victor Cruz. They specialize in hand-crafted cupcakes and custom cakes. The Founder, Natalie Dominque, is known for delivering exquisitely detailed custom cakes that taste as good as they look! http://www.natspinkcupcakes.com/

  • Justice of the Pies: Chicago, IL

    Justice of the Pies is a bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts. Maya-Camille Broussard established Justice of the Pies in honor of her late father, Stephen J. Broussard. Steve, who dubbed himself "the Pie Master," was a criminal defense attorney with a passion for baking and eating anything made with a crust! These sweets include unique flavors like Sweet Basil Key Lime Pie and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Get one shipped today if you're not in Chicago! http://www.justiceofthepies.com/

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  • My Fair Sweets: Atlanta, GA

    My Fair Sweets is known for its cupcakes in a jar! They also offer cake pops, cake push-ups, and homemade banana pudding. This chic boutique also offers venue rental and catering services. http://www.myfairsweet.com/

  • Petsi Pies: Cambridge, MA

    This indie bakery and coffee bar has been serving handmade pies in Somerville, MA since 2003. Renee "Patsi" McLeod, Founder of Patsi Pies (pronounced "peet - see"), grew up baking pies with her grandmother and has been baking ever since. They have a wide selection of sweet and savory pies including southern brown butter pecan and banana chocolate pudding. Mmmm! http://petsipies.com

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  • 27th Street Bakery Shop: Los Angeles, CA

    27th Street Bakery was founded by Harry Patteson and his wife in the 1930s. What was originally a full-service restaurant is now a speciality bakery that offers homemade sweet potato pies and fruit pies. This family-owned bakery is now the largest manufacturer of sweet potato pie on the west coast and ships their famous pies straight to you! http://www.27thstreetbakery.com/

Whether you’re planning for the holidays or another special event, fresh baked goodies always make the moment that much more special. We all know the best foods in life are created with passion and love. They’re also best found in an independent bakery. Here are 13 Blackowned bakeries that’ll soothe sweet tooth cravings no matter the occasion. 

*Some bakeries have several locations. Check the website for other locations!