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Top Local Palm Springs Bakeries

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Palm Springs has many locally owned bakeries that offer a wide range of breads, sweets and treats. There’s so much to choose from. You’ll enjoy delicious, fresh-baked goods, a welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and a wide variety of offerings to cater to different tastes and needs.

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Aspen Mills Bakery & Bread Co. – 555 S. Sunrise Way, #101

A local mainstay for breads and treats, their daily breads include 9-grain, sourdough, cranberry spice, jalapeno cheddar, cinnamon swirl, and two types of rye bread. Additional breads are available on different days, so there’s always something new to try. They also have a large variety of muffins, sweet breads, cookies, brownies, and specialty breads.

Aspen Mills also offers wonderful sandwiches and salads for lunch. One popular option is their Lunch Box, which includes a sandwich served with potato salad, a crisp dill pickle, and a cookie. The Lunch Box salad comes with fresh-baked bread and a cookie. Order a Lunch Box and enjoy it outside in the Palm Springs downtown park or poolside.

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Bread & Flours – 211 N Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 105

This Palm Springs bakery is in North Palm Springs and only operates Thursday through Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. Their signature bread is their amazing sourdough bread. This is a small, locally owned bakery, and while they have limited hours, they work all week on the bread. They craft only additive-free, preservative-free selections. The flour is stone milled, and all parts of the seed are used in the loaves. Each loaf takes 36 hours to craft before baking.

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Carousel Bakery – 440 El Cielo Road, #5

This is family-owned and located very close to the Palm Springs International Airport. It’s run by husband-and-wife team Alberto and Elizabeth, who have been baking for over 35 years now. It’s a small bakery great for morning baked goods and pastries. A great stop before your flight. Try their giant, gooey sticky bun, the savory ham, feta and spinach croissant, or the perfectly balanced cheese and guava turnover. Pies are made seasonally.

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Over The Rainbow Desserts – 1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr., #150

This is a trendy Palm Springs bakery for cupcakes and cakes. The menu changes all the time, and there are huge selections. Their signature flavor is the chocolate-covered potato chip. It’s a rich chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream, topped with chocolate covered chips the rolled in crushed potato chips. Master Menu. The do have gluten free and vegan options, but you usually need to pre order.

They take a lot of orders for weddings and special events, so we highly recommend getting any custom order in as soon as possible. Place a custom order by emailing orders@overtherainbowdesserts.com or calling 760.322.2253.

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Peninsula Pastries Palm Springs – 611 S Palm Canyon Drive, #1

Peninsula Patisseries handcrafts their breads and pastries with actual French products such as imported French flour and butter. Owners Helene & Christophe Meyer are from France and opened this Palm Springs bakery in 2015: Christophe, a maître pâtissier (in other words, a pastry genius).

The cases are filled with art. Baguettes may include other ingredients like gruyere cheese, bacon, or olives. Popular are the sticky buns with candied on top, as is the butterscotch pecan twist. Some say these pastries are better than you’ll get in France. It’s very popular, and don’t be surprised if there is a line.


Townie Bagels Bakery – 650 E. Sunny Dunes Rd, #5

This wonderful bagel store is locally owned by Andy Wysocki and husband Bill Sanderson. They serve authentic traditional water boiled bagels based on the flavors of a New York bagel bakery. This gives them that crispy, crackling exterior, and a soft center. In addition to bagels, the bakery also has a variety of breads, including French baguettes, sourdough, and rye, among other options. Menu

In addition to bagels and breads, they also have a breakfast and lunch sandwich menu. You can build your own by choosing your bagel flavor (up to 24 flavors), spread (12 choices), and topping. Some breakfast sandwiches have egg and cheese, and you can add sausage, ham, and/or bacon. There is B.L.T., turkey, chicken salad, and ham for lunch.

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Online Palm Springs Bakeries

These bakeries are in Palm Springs but do not have storefronts. Orders are made over the phone or online, and you can select curbside pickup or local delivery.

Crown Town Cakes – 1050 Ramon Road

Crown Town Cakes, locally owned by Jim and Eric, bakes custom cakes to order. You choose a size, flavor, filling, and design. They will work with you on developing all the elements to make the cake beautiful and flavorful. One recent customer raved about the 3-layer chocolate sponge cake with strawberry filling and whipped chocolate frosting. They can also do cupcakes.

The Fabulous Flamingo is one of their signature designs. Start Your Consultation.

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The Butter Cake Studio

The owner, Nathan, believes that every custom cake showcases your taste, your vision, and beyond. He will work with you to help you create your story through the art of buttercream, fondant, sugar paste, and wafer paper. Each cake is made from scratch to your requirements. Delivery around Palm Springs is free.


Pastelaria is owned by Aria, a passionate pastry chef creating unique desserts for your special events and occasions.  Being personally selected and mentored by Rachel Ray, I was awarded a scholarship to the French Culinary Institute of NYC and apprenticed Jacques Torres at his Manhattan Chocolate Factory. Call  208.339.0463 or email anastasio_arianicole@hotmail.com for a consultation.

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Palm Springs Bakeries in Restaurants

Billy Reed’s Restaurant & Bakery – 1800 N. Palm Canyon

Billy Reed’s is an old-school restaurant (opened in 1975) that serves ample portions of American meals in an antique décor. They make all their pastries, breads, cakes, and pies in their little bake shop. Think of classic pies like lemon meringue, Boston cream, and southern pecan. The fruit pies are seasonal. Cakes include rum, carrot, coconut, German chocolate, and dark chocolate raspberry cream. Stop in on your birthday for a complimentary slice of Boston cream pie.

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Sherman’s Deli & Bakery – 401 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Sherman’s has an on-site bakery and is made in-house daily. They offer a wide variety of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies, and specialty items. The selections are constantly changing. This is a long-time locally owned and family-run business that’s very popular. It’s not uncommon to see a line of people waiting outside the door for a table.

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L’Atelier Café Palm Springs – 129 La Plaza

This is a beautiful hidden gem that features Parisian-style light breakfasts and lunches. Delicious artisan-crafted breads are baked daily in the French style. They also have homemade French pastries. They don’t have a website, but you can check them out on Instagram.

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Manhattan’s of the Desert – 2665 E. Palm Canyon Drive

Manhattan’s of the Desert is a Jewish deli-style restaurant like Sherman’s. However, when you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted with many full cases of baked goods and desserts. These can be ordered by the individual serving or as whole cakes and pies. They also have Danishes, Tiramisu, bread pudding, cream puffs, apple strudel, and jumbo brownies, among other things.

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Palm Springs Donut Shops

The Jelly Donut – 1753 N. Sunrise Way

The Jelly Donut is in an interesting location right next to the Steel Gym. You can enjoy a donut and then go work it off. It’s locally owned and run by Nick and Lyna Fong. They open at 5 am.

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Swiss Donut – 555 S. Sunrise Way, #102

Swiss Donuts is in the same complex as Aspen Mills Bread, which is also locally owned and run. In addition to a wide selection of donuts, they also have sandwiches and a drink menu. It’s another hidden gem that’s not downtown and worth the visit. It’s old school and fits the Palm Springs vibe. The bacon maple bars are popular.

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Winchell’s Donut House – 1717 E. Vista Chino

Located in the Sunrise Vista Chino complex, this is part of the donut chain founded by Verne Winchell in 1948. You’ll find them mostly in Western states. This location is open 24 hours.

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