5 Favorite Local Bakeries Near Salem, OR

If you’re in the mood for pastry goodness and happen to be cruising through Salem, OR, you’ll be faced with an impressive array of local bakeries that would honestly take some time to eat through. There are a lot of purveyors of temptation across town. We would challenge you to try them all, but that would be a full-time job, regardless of how much you’d love that kind of assignment.

1. Little Cannoli Bakery

This very popular shop covers so many essential points of bakery delight like cannoli, eclairs, croissants, napoleons … there are about 10 kinds of specialty cookies including fashionable macarons, Italian pizzelle and biscotti, and more. Cakes? Yes, and pies, plus signature focaccia bread in several flavors. If you still have any room at all, try one of their specialty espresso drinks and finally roll out of 189 Liberty Street NE, Suite 102, Salem, OR 97301.


2. Brandy’s All City Sweets

Cupcakes? Absolutely, and plenty to choose from, including apple cider, s’mores, cookie dough, carrot, caramel apple, chocolate toffee, strawberry lemonade, and … a flamin’ hot Cheetos cupcake? Well, when you have more than 25 flavors to work with, why not? There are cookies, cakes, pies, and more besides. Their unicorn cake is adorable! Go exploring at 335 State Street, Salem, OR 97301.

3. Bearscat Bakehouse

This indie-style donut shop has been successful enough to branch out to five cities by now, and it’s easy to see why when you lay your eyes on their maple bacon Long John, the raspberry Bismarck, the salted caramel donut, the Samoa donut, the Kramer donut (with mini pretzel topping), and of course the Snickers donut and the Oreo donut. There are plenty more to pick from too if you can believe it, at 190 High Street SE, Salem, OR 97301.

4. Gerry Frank’s Konditorei 

With a Viennese flair, this bakery offers cakes, cakes, and cakes, plus cheesecakes, tortes, and pastries, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cakes you may find on hand there are drawn from the 13 flavors they bake, and their wares are gorgeous, as shown by the turtle cheesecake, truffle cheesecake, flourless chocolate decadence dessert, the mocha almond mousse torte … oh heck, just go on over to 310 Kearney Street SE, Salem, OR 97302.

5. Pure Decadence Pastries

We don’t even know where to start with this one. The fan-favorite offers an extensive menu of croissants, cupcakes, quick breads, Italian and French pastries, turnovers, muffins, scones, cookies, and even fruit empanadas. Lemon bars, cranberry oatmeal bars, and what’s this … dipped strawberries? Go for your sugar high at 4740 Liberty Road S, Salem, OR 97302.
The Salem area offers a vast array of sweet treats galore, and it will take you a while to get to them all. Luckily your new Nissan Pathfinder Platinum can handle the trip to each one of these bakery destinations. Or you might be more inclined to zip out in a certified pre-owned Nissan Altima 2.5 SV. Visit
Nissan of Salem
 to inspect either option and peruse the full menu of vehicles while you’re there.

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