Alaskans love their sweet treats. Warm up on a cold Alaskan day with a freshly-fried doughnut. If you’re looking for something a bit more unconventional, try out some classic sweets like scones and cheesecake, except with a little bacon added to the mix! Whatever your preference, one of these great bakeries in Alaska will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Scones that are out of this world. Chocolate chip cookies that literally melt in your mouth. Heirloom sourdoughs and the best baguettes this writer has had. Period. Fire Island boasts the most well-travelled bakers in the state, and a fresh assortment of treats, both traditional and novel.
For what might look like just another roadside stop on the way down the Seward Highway, you would be disappointed to miss these freshly-fried doughnuts. We recommend the apple fritters, and a seat outside on a sunny afternoon.
For a small town on the Kenai Peninsula, Homer is packed with opportunity. Two Sisters is the go-to morning stop before afternoon adventures in Kachemak Bay National Park. They make fresh vegan and/or gluten-free pastries, and their sandwiches are classic, perfect bakery fare.
Heading North on the Glenn Highway out of Anchorage, make sure not to miss a stop in the cute downtown of Palmer, Alaska. And attached to the Historic Hotel, this coffee shop, which offers sandwiches, soup and pastries (including vegan/gluten free options!), is a favorite stop for a baked treat.
It has great food and a family feel, but the real highlight here are the pies. Flaky crusts, and fillings that pop. The real treat is their famous Savannah cream cake: sweet brandy pudding with real whipped cream topping and a fresh raspberry purée sauce. Don’t miss the best pie in the Arctic Circle.
Slopes have you hankering for a snack? Fill up on a loaded breakfast burrito or a house-made pastry, and warm up with delicious, locally-roasted coffee, then walk out the door straight on to the Alyeska ski lifts.
Fall in love with this beautiful waterfront cafe, with views of the Tongass National Forest and the archipelagos of southeast Alaska. The daily menu includes everything from quiche to cookies, made from scratch every day.
History, friends, and plates of food bigger than your head all come together at this historic Alaskan Roadhouse, built in 1914. You can book accommodations here to wake up with the smell of fresh baked goods, and fill up with fresh biscuits and their legendary scrambles.
Catch a fresh waffle and complimentary Wi-Fi at this coffee shop, located conveniently near the ferry terminal and on the way into downtown. The views over the Auke Bay are unbeatable as you sip fresh-roasted coffee.
Bacon: Perhaps the only thing Alaskans love more than mountains. The Alaska Cake Studio specializes in all things sweet, with an amazing selection of everything from bonbons to bacon scones, and even, for the more adventurous, their famous bacon cheesecake.