Local bakeries are great for grabbing breakfast with family, catching up with old friends, and, of course, trying delicious treats. Bakeries almost always have something for everyone, with a variety of homemade sweet and savory pastries to choose from. If you're looking for a great local bakery to support, look no further. Here at Apple Chevrolet of Red Lion, we've compiled a list of the top four bakeries either in or close to the Red Lion, Pennsylvania, area so you and your loved ones can find the perfect spot to unwind and munch on some fresh baked goods. 

The Sugar Rose Bake Shop 

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The first spot on our list is The Sugar Rose Bake Shop located here in Red Lion at 101 S. Main St. This bakery stands out for its wide variety of baked goods made exclusively for people with dietary restrictions. Their selection of treats features keto, gluten-free, vegan, and diabetic-friendly options, making this bakery the perfect spot for those with special dietary needs. They even have nontraditional bakery offerings like keto pizza crust, Italian sub rolls, cheesy pretzel twists, and pizza sauce to make it as easy as possible for their customers to prepare themselves delicious, healthy foods at home. 

Their traditional menu is full of bakery classics, including cakes, cupcakes, breads, and pastries. One of their most iconic treats is their macarons, which customers can preorder every week on the bakery's website. The Sugar Rose Bake Shop was voted Best Bakery, Best Cupcake, and Best Dessert in the 2020 Best of York readers' poll. You can make custom orders on their website for any occasion and can choose from a selection of treats made specifically for holidays like Easter, Mother's Day, and Christmas if you want to surprise someone in your life with a little something sweet.

The Sugar Rose Bake Shop is closed on Sundays and Mondays, open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. For preorders, you can call them at 717-378-2943 or visit the shop in person.

Providence Divine Cakes & Pastries

The next bakery on our list is Providence Divine Cakes & Pastries, located at 2515 S. Queen St., York. This spot specializes in making sophisticated wedding cakes, pastries, and other baked goods like cookies, cupcakes, and breads. Their website showcases the many styles of custom cakes they create, with impressive hand-piped designs and clean, towering tiers. Looking for a beautiful cake on short notice? This bakery usually has 6- and 8-inch round cakes ready for purchase in their display case with neutral designs that are perfect for any celebration. 

The selection of delicious pastries at Providence Divine is virtually endless. The bakery also has the distinction of making miniature items that are perfect for sampling, including cheesecakes, mousse cups, fruit tarts, cannoli, lemon blueberry bars, and cream puffs. Their daily assortment of standard pastries typically includes Italian cookies, cinnamon buns, 8-inch whole cheesecakes, large cannoli, jumbo cupcakes. They also offer slices of Oreo, salted caramel, key lime, and tiramisu pie. 

Providence Divine Cakes & Pastries is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. They're closed on Monday and Sunday every week. You can contact them by phone at 717-741-0120.

Janina's Fine Desserts

Janina's Fine Desserts is a European bakery and cafe located at 176 Leaders Heights Road in nearby York. The bakery is owned and operated by Janina Turziak, a trained pastry chef with over 20 years of experience making baked goods and elegant wedding cakes. Beyond their signature cakes, Janina's also offers a variety of pastries such as Danishes, croissants, fruit tarts, French macarons, and a variety of cookie flavors including peanut butter, chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin. Anyone can find a delicious treat that meets their personal tastes at Janina's Fine Desserts. 

Janina's also has the distinction of having a fully operating in-house cafe, giving you the ability to sip on a delicious coffee while enjoying your treats. The cafe offers a full breakfast menu that features classics like omelets, pancakes, and French toast. The cafe also has a lunch menu with sandwiches, salads, daily soups, and more. With your breakfast or lunch, you can sip on a large selection of coffees, teas, and espresso. Whatever time of day you visit Janina's, we're sure you'll leave with a full belly and an assortment of to-go goodies.

Janina's bakery is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. They're closed on Sundays and Mondays. You can contact the bakery at 717-741-1144.

Safe & Sweet

If you or a loved one are on the keto diet or trying to reduce your carb intake, Safe & Sweet may just be the perfect choice. This bakery is located at 2131 S. Queen St. in nearby York, and all the items it offers are completely keto, diabetic-friendly, and gluten-free, making it a great option for people with specific dietary needs or restrictions. They also provide vegan options from time to time and upon request. Additionally, their ingredients are certified organic and non-GMO to provide health-conscious customers with baked goods made from the highest quality products. 

Safe & Sweet has a wide variety of treats, like donuts, truffles, cinnamon rolls, cookies, creme brulee, and scones. They have a massive selection of unique cupcake flavors, including carrot cake, chocolate mint, lemon blueberry, and vanilla maple pecan. If you're in the mood for more savory options, Safe & Sweet also has an assortment of garlic knots, crab dip, crab soup, personal cheese or pepperoni pizzas, and chili. You can order many of their items online for pickup, making it even easier to satisfy your cravings on short notice. 

Safe & Sweet is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The bakery is closed on Sundays. You can contact them at 717-893-4015.

As you can see, the Red Lion, Pennsylvania, area has plenty of great locally owned bakeries for people of all tastes and dietary needs. With so many great options, we're sure even the pickiest of eaters can find a delicious treat at any of these sweet spots. Didn't see your favorite bakery on the list? Want to give a recommendation for the best bakery treat in all of York County? Feel free to contact us at Apple Chevrolet of Red Lion and tell us what we missed so we can add it to our list.

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