The season for baked goods is upon us and we thought to create a list of the best bakeries in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows so you can place your orders or pick up popular items ahead of special occasions and otherwise.
Hansel and Gretel Bakery
Located on 22777 Dewdney Trunk Rd., this bakery is known for freshly baked custom pastries and cakes, especially wedding cakes. The owner, Claudia Storer opened the bakery in 2015 and has 20 years of experience working with local restaurants and cafes. The bakery is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What people say: An online reviewer wrote that the customer service is top-notch especially “during COVID as we’ve had to change the date to accommodate our dream event. They’re flexible and understanding, and during a time of great stress, have chosen to preserve the client relationship.”
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Capri Italian Bakery + Bistro
Previously known as the Delizie Bakery & Bistro, the bakery owned by Daniele and Rosangela, opened its doors in 2008 and is known for its authentic Italian cuisine. Located on 22266 Dewdney Trunk Rd., this cafe is surely going to transport you to Italy, at least that’s what people say. Their limoncello and gluten-free cakes are popular.
What people say: Someone had to cancel their trip to Italy due to COVID-19 but a surprise dinner arranged by the husband at this restaurant transported them to Capri!
Gratia Bakery and Cafe
Since 2016, this spot has been a favourite of locals for its rustic, cosy vibe, coffee and Instagrammable bakery items. Located in downtown Maple Ridge, their popular items include an almond croissant and the Turkey Cranberry Sourdough.
What people say: Some people call it a “gem in Maple Ridge” while others say “it’s not only a coffee [and] bakery shop but a full-fledged all-in-one kind of place.”
Europe Bakery and Deli Maple Ridge
Located at 11841, 224 Maple Ridge, this bakery is known for its affordability without compromising quality and taste. Headed by Josef, a German chef, their apple strudel, buns and pretzels baked European-style, are extremely popular.
What people say: Popularity can be gauged by this reviewer who found the place to be packed “but completely worth it! The fact that you can get a hearty, freshly made sandwich for $3.75 blows my mind.”
Another reviewer confirmed that they do serve “traditional German pastry and a loaf of rye bread to go. Great prices and service!”
Cupcakes and Co.
Although this venture came to life in 2013, the father-daughter duo, Bob and Trish had been mixing cupcake batter and frozen yogurt since 2011. They serve cakes, cupcakes as well as bread and chocolates. Bob’s Apple fritters are popular and they’re also doing edible imaging, meaning you can have your face on a cookie!
What people say: Unsurprisingly, they are known for their cupcakes. And not only do “they look great but they were delicious too! I would highly recommend Cupcakes & Co.”
Zena’s Gluten Free
Catering to those with dietary restrictions, this bakery at 22346 Dewdney Trunk Rd. opened 10 years ago to serve people “who can’t eat anything.”
The Greek word ‘Zena’ means hospitality. In Latin and Persian, it means woman and coincidentally, it’s run by two women, Erin and Rebecca. People with dietary restrictions and vegan alternatives can count on this bakery to serve their needs. People praise their gluten-free brownies.
What people say: One reviewer finds “the prices for GF always reasonable and I’ve always had awesome customer service.”
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