Hunterdon County’s Bakery Bucket List

Hunterdon County is home to some of the best bakeries around, from extravagance to simplicity, there’s something to cure your sweet tooth! Whether you’re looking for a personalized cake, baked goods for a party, or just a “treat yourself” confection, Hunterdon’s bakery bucket list has you covered. Keep reading to learn more about some of Hunterdon’s best bakeries!

Sweet Melissa Patisserie (Lebanon)

Key lime & lemon meringue tarts, beignets, and lavender lemon shortbread cookies, oh my! That’s just a preview of the multitude of fantastic pastries and treats you can find at Sweet Melissa’s. Awarded the best bakery in New Jersey, Sweet Melissa Patisserie is truly an iconic and must-do if you have a bakery bucket list! Still hungry? Enjoy their savory menu, including a variety of options for breakfast, brunch, and lunch! From fresh quiche and egg-y breakfasts to sandwiches/burgers and daily soups, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Sweet Melissa’s. Visit their site to view their full menu and all offerings.

Bread & Culture (Flemington)

Who doesn’t love bread? Sandwiches, paninis, something to dip with, the possibilities are endless! Bread & Culture in Flemington is dedicated to the art of bread making, offering freshly baked breads made of local whole grains and stone milled flours. From classic country bread to olive & herb, a seasonal cranberry walnut, and marbled rye, there is so much to experience. & If you think the temptation stops there, you’re mistaken. If you’re craving something on the sweeter side, enjoy their fresh baked sourdough croissants and pastries, with flavors ranging from cinnamon & cardamom sugar with citrus to classic chocolatine – there’s something for everyone! Visit their site to view their full menu, weekly offerings, and all services.

Chocolate in the Oven (Milford)

Have you heard of anything more fantastic than mail order sweets? That’s right! Freshly baked the same day and shipped, you can have Chocolate in the Oven’s treats shipped directly to your door. However, if you’re in the area, you can also stop in and grab some sweets to go! This homestead of deliciousness has some of the largest varieties we’ve seen, from various kinds of specialty cookies to brownies & bars, Italian specialties, cheesecakes & tarts, pies, and even homemade candies and ice cream! Whether you stop in or ship it, you’re sure to enjoy their plentiful selection of treats. Visit their site to view their full menu and all offerings.

Cookie Maven (Lebanon)

Always baked in small, fresh batches, Cookie Maven’s treats are always delicious! Offering an array of classic, speciality, and gluten-free cookies, Cookie Maven does custom cookie catering for all of your needs. You can stop in at their Lebanon location, or if you find yourself frequenting Hunterdon events, you’ll probably see them stationed there. Frequenting street fairs and festivals, Cookie Maven has surely left their mark on Hunterdon’s sweet tooths! Visit their Instagram for weekly updates on where they will be and their cookie offerings! 

HoneyMoon (Frenchtown)

HoneyMoon in Frenchtown is just as sweet as that post-wedding feeling – pure bliss (in each bite). An equal mix of savory and sweet, this bakery offers an array of breads, sandwiches, pastries, and even sourdough pizzas! From different flavored cream puffs and scones to strawberry nutella rolls and focaccia topped with sausage, broccoli rabe and provolone, stop by HoneyMoon to get your taste buds dancing! Visit their Instagram for more information on their menu and offerings.

Your bucket list just grew by six!

If you’re not on your way to get a sweet treat by now, we applaud your willpower! Be sure to save some room for more, Hunterdon is full of foodie fun, and our favorite restaurants and bars will have even more that you’ll love!