The Ultimate List of Bakeries in Evanston

Feb 3, 2023

Bakeries are among the best parts of a community’s landscape, bringing warmth and joy to our taste buds. Enjoy the complex mix of sweet, yeasty aromas as it travels out the door, around the corner, and into the streets where it meets your senses. So why not pick up a fresh loaf of bread for dinner or a sandwich or a scone, muffin, cookie, or donut to crush that sugar craving? It’s easy here in Evanston, because we have a wide range of options. Check out our handy list below:

Bennison’s Bakery

Serving Evanston since 1938, it’s where you can shop for European-style pastries, specialty tortes and cakes, artisan breads, freshly made sandwiches, and much more.

1000 Davis St


Beth’s Little Bake Shop

Stop in the store or just come by the walk-up window for a cake, scone, French macaron, fresh breads, or whatever else hits your sweet tooth.

1814 Central St



100% vegan, enjoy create-your-own cinnamon rolls with over 20 unique frosting flavors and a variety of fresh and decadent toppings – as well as other sweet treats.

1596 Sherman Ave


DB3 Donuts

Select from a lineup of small batch donuts, with flavors that include chocolate ganache, maple cinnamon, vanilla sprinkles, and Boston cream filled — plus new rotating flavors every month.

1704 Central St


Great Harvest Bread Co.

Family owned and community focused, enjoy some hot-out-of-the-oven bread or a taste of their legendary sweets that will knock your socks off!

2126 Central St



A rustic bakery that specializes in made-from-scratch, naturally leavened, hand-shaped breads and baked goods.

1733 Central St


Hoosier Mama Pie Company

Named one of the best pie bakeries in the country, this artisanal bakery makes all of their pies by hand. Be sure to come early for the best selection, as they often sell out.

749 Chicago Ave


Pâtisserie Coralie

Select from fresh baked viennoiseries, traditional French pastries, a large selection of macarons, and a range of savory options too.

600 Davis St.


Sweet Temptations Bake Shop

With cakes, cookies, and pastries, and more from a bakery that started in the owner’s kitchen, we believe you will find something that you will absolutely adore.

607 W Howard St


Tag’s Bakery

Evanston’s oldest bakery – it was founded one year before Bennison’s – but newly remodeled, check out their made-from-scratch, hand-crafted cakes, cookies, pastries, breads, and more – and don’t forget their famous Florentines.

2010 Central St


On the go and still want something freshly baked? Then check out the coffee shops in Evanston that feature locally baked good as well as the many Dunkin’ locations in the city to grab a coffee and a treat in no time.

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