Pick Up Fresh-Baked Bread at These Sacramento-Area Bakeries
Sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, ciabatta — no matter how you slice it, bread is a staple of the holiday table (and any time of year!) There’s nothing better than home-baked bread fresh from the oven, but who has time to knead dough and wait around for bread to rise? Luckily, you can still get that homestyle taste minus the effort. There are many local bakers in the greater Sacramento area who offer loaves in a variety of flavors and styles. Many bakers focus on naturally leavened sourdough, but there are also spots to pick up rye, whole wheat, and even gluten-free options! So this year, why not make hosting easy by letting someone else do all the work — at least when it comes to your bread basket. Following are some of the top bakeries and bakers in the Sacramento region where you can purchase fresh-baked artisan bread.
Moonbelly Bakery | Sacramento
Moonbelly stands out as one of the most promising bakeries emerging in the Sacramento region. Despite being in business for just one year, this bakery has quickly gained popularity (and for good reason). Its pastries consistently boast a delightful combination of freshness, flakiness, and deliciousness—a true chef’s kiss for all baked good aficionados.
The Baker and the Cakemaker | Auburn
Artisan breads and cakes are the draw at this family-operated bakery/café in Auburn. They use organic flours and top-quality seeds and grains in their products, which include sourdough, rye, seeded wheat, and ciabatta. They also have specialty breads such as Kalamata olive, pumpkin seed, and Meyer lemon rosemary. Their breads are also sold in locations throughout the region.
Pushkin’s Bakery | Sacramento & Roseville
Pushkin’s is THE place for gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods in Sacramento and Roseville. Their bread offerings include baguettes that are 100 percent gluten-free and vegan, as well as dinner rolls for your holiday table. They even sell their flour mix if you’d like to DIY. Plus, they have cakes, cookies, pies and other sweet treats.
Upper Crust Baking | Davis & Winters
Known for their “farm-to-oven” baking, this popular shop has been turning out artisanal breads since 1986! They have locations in both Davis and Winters, where they offer crusty, European-style breads, including their signature Sarmentine Baguettes, a unique Bordeaux-inspired forked baguette. They also offer sandwich bread, croissants, and bagels.
Sweetie Pie’s | Placerville
Housed in a quaint Victorian, this popular breakfast spot in Placerville is best known for its indulgent breakfasts and lunches. But they also have a full-service bakery offering a range of goods, including sweet French bread, whole wheat and rye. They also offer pies, cookies, cakes, and other sweets.
Andy Bakes Bread | Sacramento
Local baker Andy Baranoff has quite the cult following for his home-baked breads, which include organic sourdough, French baguettes, focaccia and more. You can order online for Saturday morning pickups or find his breads at locations around town, including the McKinley Park Farmer’s Market in Oak Park on Sunday mornings.
Estelle Bakery | Sacramento
This French-inspired bakery and patisserie is reminiscent of a Parisian café. In addition to serving breakfast and lunch, they also offer bread to go, including black sesame sourdough and lavender honey wheat, as well as classic sourdoughs. They have locations in both the Arden Arcade area and Downtown Sacramento.
Kiosk Bakery | Curtis Park
A micro-bakery out of Sacramento’s Curtis Park neighborhood, Kiosk Bakery offers a wide variety of home-baked sourdough loaves: jalapeño & cheddar, sunflower & sesame seeds, and miso sesame, as well as the original. Order online for pickups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Faria | Oak Park & Folsom
Located in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood as well as Folsom, this artisan bakery is known for their naturally leavened bread. They use specialty flours, many organic, for their country loaves, baguettes, brioche, ciabatta and more. They also serve delectable pastries and cakes.
Flour Garden Bakery | Auburn & Grass Valley
With locations in both Auburn and Grass Valley, this locally owned bakery/café is a good choice for fresh-baked breads. They are dedicated to all-natural, artisanal breads, including sourdough, baguettes, country French and sprouted wheat. They also offer gluten-free selections including millet bread and flaxseed bread. Plus, you can pick up breakfast items such as bagels, muffins and scones.
Grateful Bread | Sacramento
This long-standing Sacramento bakery has been turning out natural sourdough for more than three decades! They offer every type of bread imaginable, from classic sourdough rounds and French loaves to flavored breads such as cranberry walnut and garlic asiago. You can pick up their goods at their storefront in the Arden-Arcade area or find their products in stores around the region, including Raley’s, Bel Air, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Nugget.