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Best Bakeries in OKC

Posted: 1/23/18

I drink a lot of coffee. It comes with the job. That gives me ample opportunity to get to know the best places to get complimentary items, namely baked goods.

Esca Vitae
Esca Vitae

1114 Classen DriveOklahoma City, OK 73103 | 405-601-0402 

Maybe the newest bakery in town, Esca Vitae has quickly become a local favorite. Their German-inspired bakery features artisan breads and pastries. My personal favorites are their palmiers and croissants.  website

Brown's Bakery

Brown's Bakery

1100 N Walker AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73103 | 405-232-0363 

Brown's was Midtown before Midtown was cool. As family business, still run by the Browns themselves, these guys are making the best donuts in town. My favorite is the apple fritters, available in two sizes: the size of your hand or the size of your head. Or, if you're into the classics, the sour cream donut is the perfect blend of crisp and moist.  website

Cuppies and Joe

Cuppies and Joe

727 NW 23rd StreetOklahoma City, OK 73103 | 405-528-2122 

Two words: Pieday Friday. Or is that three words? These guys are famous for their cupcakes (for good reason) but I go back for all the other treats. Think: orange brownies, pie, and cinnamon rolls.

La Queretana Bakery

La Queretana Bakery

2500 S Western AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73109 | 405-225-1657 

La Queretana is an absolute gem on the south side. Located just south of the future Wheeler Park, La Queretana bakes fresh bread daily and has tons of pastry options. You can usually load up a couple of boxes ith goodies and get out of there for under twenty bucks.  website

Elemental Coffee

Elemental Coffee Roasters

815 N Hudson AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73102 | 405-633-1703 

Originally just a coffee shop, Elemental expanded in 2014 to feature a full kitchen and, most importantly, a vegan bakery. The muffins are a consistent favorite of mine, but if you catch them on a day that they're feeling inspired, try whatever they're experimenting with. Recently, they featured lemon-strawberry sweet rolls. How can you pass that up?  website

Crimson and Whipped Cream

Crimson & Whipped Cream

331 White StreetNorman, OK 73069 | 405-307-8990 

This is an OKC list, and these guys are Norman through and through, but I can't help myself. Crimson is my favorite bakery. I've never had a pastry that was less than perfect. The lemon bars are a can't miss item, and the tiny little chocolate chip cookies are the best.  website