Take a look at six of the best bakeries around Tampa and find an excuse to celebrate any of your favorite sweet treats.
La Segunda Central Bakery
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Located in Ybor City, La Segunda Central Bakery has been in operation since 1915 when Juan More brought his love of authentic Cuban break to Tampa. These days you can still get excellent Cuban bread as well as cookies, bear claws, sticky buns, Coca buns, butter bread and so much more.
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Voted the best doughnuts in Tampa Bay, Dough is more than a doughnut shop. You can also get gourmet cupcakes and homemade ice cream. But the real treat is the Doughnut Cone - cone-shaped donuts filled with soft serve ice cream. Arrive early because once the cones are sold out, there’s no more that day.
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Alessi Bakery first opened in 1912 after Nicolo Alessi arrived in Tampa from Italy bringing his love of baking and his recipes with him. Over a hundred years later, the bakery, located on Cypress Street, is a family business that’s been run by four generations of Alessi’s. You can get cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other specialty desserts. When you go, make time to watch the cake decorators do their magic behind the big window.
Mauricio Faedo’s Bakery
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Located on Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights, Mauricio Faedo’s specializes in Cuban bread as well as hoagies, buns, and pastries. Check out local reviews and you’ll find that some people travel from as far away as Georgia to get their hands on a loaf of Cuban bread while others remember visiting with their grandparents as young children.
Housewife Bake Shop
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The Housewife Bake Shop has been open since 1959 and specializes in Italian sweets like cannolis, scacciata, and cookies. Even if you’re not craving anything sweet, you can find savory treats from pizzas to baked ziti and sausages with peppers and onions. They are located on Armenia Avenue in Tampa.
Stacy's Gluten Free Goodies
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Whether it's a lifestyle change or because of a newly discovered food allergen or sensitivity, a lot of people are going gluten or dairy free. This usually means you have to give up treats like cookies, cakes, and other delicious food. Not at Stacy's Gluten Free Goodies in Carrollwood. She was inspired to open her bakery when her son was diagnosed with gluten, egg, and dairy allergies because she knows the importance of special dietary needs. All of her treats are gluten, wheat, egg, dairy, soy, and nut free, and some are sugar free, too!
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