The smell of a bakery makes you instantly hungry, craving one of the delicious treats within its windows. That aroma has a way of wafting down the street and enticing you to pick up one, no two, treats in their delicate boxes and carry them home. Here’s a look at the best bakeries in Las Vegas. See if you can read through to the end without jumping in your car to pick up one of these baked goods.
1 Gimme Some Sugar
When celebrities need a special cake to celebrate their birthdays or launch of a new line, they turn to Gimme Some Sugar, the private custom cake studio. Look for tasty combinations such as berries and cream, mocha crunch and chocolate-covered banana. Out of town? No worries. The bakery has a do-it-yourself cake tasting kit. With clients such as Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, LeBron James and Eva Longoria-Parker, how can you go wrong?
6360 McLeod Dr
2 Freed's Bakery
Fifty years is a long time for anything in Las Vegas, and Freed’s Bakery can stake a claim at being around that long this year. Sure you can find cupcakes, cookies, French pastries, coffee cakes, bread and Danishes, but it’s the cakes that keep them coming back. When Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner celebrated his 84th birthday alongside girlfriend Crystal Harris last April, he ordered a white cake with fresh strawberries. Andre Agassi, Mayor Oscar Goodman and Floyd Mayweather Jr. can’t be wrong.
4780 S. Eastern Ave
9555 S. Eastern Ave
3 Retro Bakery
Cupcakes are the new in food, and no one does them better than Retro Bakery. Look for tasty combinations such as salted caramel crunch, Creamsicle and the big kahuna, a coconut cake with pineapple buttercream frosting. The glazed doughnut comes drenched in glaze while the milk and cookies features a giant cookie on top. You’ll definitely eat one cupcake before you get home.
7785 N. Durango Dr. #130
4 Bouchon Bakery
Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery really serves as a place for him to bake the delicious breads served up at his restaurant at the Venetian. So why not add macarons, croissants, tarts and chocolate delicacies to the menu at this French boulangerie? The best-kept secret is the doughnuts made to order from 7 to 11 a.m., but you can’t go wrong with a chocolate bouchon, a small brownie with chocolate chips and a dusting of powdered sugar.
5 Crown Bakery
This Korean bakery just 10 minutes from the Strip in Chinatown does everything a little less sweet and a little lighter than other bakeries. Look for gourmet mochi and taro bread, almond tuile and green tea cookies along with cinnamon and mocha rolls and cream and custard pastries. Stick around for a cup of coffee to go with your bakery treat.
4355 Spring Mountain Rd