Downtown Alameda has a terrific selection of shops and restaurants. You’ll find everything from antiques to jewelry, and from bagel shops to wine shops.
This week’s featured local businesses: Bakeries and Dessert Shops
Crispian Bakery (1700 Park Street)
Crispian Bakery is a small-batch bakery producing French-inspired American breads and pastries. Stop by to see their holiday selection of pies, tarts, small cakes, and cookies. Custom cakes can also be ordered in advance — their specialty is a French-style layered cake called Entrement, available in a range of chocolate and fruit flavor combinations.
Feel Good Bakery (1650 Park Street)
Located inside the Marketplace, Feel Good Bakery bakes fresh daily using the finest ingredients. The artisan bakery offers pastries of all kinds including macarons, cakes, tarts, cupcakes, and cookies.
Mama Papa Lithuanian Bakery (1239 Park Street)
Mama Papa Lithuanian Bakery offers all the best traditional and modern pastries from their Lithuanian chef’s cookbook such as cookies, pastries, pies, rolls and cakes. Even their famous honey cake can be ordered as a whole piece at an affordable price.
Teazzert (1342 Park Street)
Teazzert the ultimate spot in Alameda to indulge in bliss. They have a variety of desserts and baked goods for you to choose from: macarons (the latest flavors include vanilla-strawberry, salted cream cheese, chocolate mint), ice cream sandwiches, and cupcakes. Organic cookies by local San Francisco bakery C.B.G. come in both gluten free and non-gluten free packages for holiday gift giving.
Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream (1349 Park Street)
Tucker’s Ice Cream specializes in rich and full-flavored old-fashioned super creamed ice cream. Tucker’s is also famous all over the Bay Area for their fresh fudge, ice cream cakes, and the finest baked cakes. Their delicious snowballs make for an especially nice holiday treat.
More dessert ideas for the holidays:
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden (1223 Park Street)
Just in time for the holidays, you can order delicious pies and tarts at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden. You’ll also find terrific holiday gifts in their retail section including jars of their homemade lavender jelly. Julie’s can also host your group’s next holiday tea party or other private event.
The Original Red Onion (1222 Park Street)
The Original Red Onion is not just a diner with burgers and breakfast items. Since 1963, the restaurant owners have dedicated themselves to providing a variety of food the way you like it — including desserts. Stop by to peruse their front display case for a fantastic selection of cakes and pastries made fresh every day.
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines (1650 Park Street)
When looking for something out of the ordinary to serve for dessert, consider pairing some wonderful dessert wines with perfectly presented handcrafted and artisan cheeses. You’ll find one of the best selections of wines and cheeses at Farmstead Cheeses & Wines. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and can help you put together a custom pairing that can follow any holiday meal.
Did you know that by shopping or dining at a small business in Alameda, you’re not only showing your support for local businesses but you’re also investing in this island community, helping to preserve Alameda’s unique charm. When shopping local, a greater share of every dollar spent is recirculated into our local economy. Be an Alameda Island Shopper!
Make local businesses a part of your holiday tradition. Let the merchants in Downtown Alameda help you find your holiday gifts, jewelry, clothing, toys, books, desserts, and much more!
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