There really is no time like the present to indulge while we sit in acceptance that summer is officially over. And it’s easy to do so when our county is dotted with some of the most creative bakeries in all the lands. I’m talking seriously innovative food porn – made up of sweet combos that we could only think up in our dreams. Luckily for us, Yorkshire bakers have made them a reality, and no matter which corner of the county you live in, you’re sure to be able to enjoy a cheeky treat. Without further ado, here are some of the best dessert bakeries in Yorkshire.
1. Whoopie Bakery, Hull
Offering one of Yorkshire’s most unique desserts, Whoopie Bakery is home to the American whoopie pie – a delectable cake-like treat available in a rainbow of flavours. Each ‘pie’ is a work of art, with varying pretty toppings and fillings ranging from sticky toffee and cherry bakewell to chocolate gateau and toasted marshmallow. It’s pretty difficult to choose just one, I won’t lie.
The bakery tours Yorkshire markets frequently – including Beverley, Cottingham, Skirlington and York Shambles Market.
If that wasn’t all, the bakery stocks pick-your-own boxes online, too, so you can select your favourite flavours for home delivery. Find out more here.
2. Brew and Brownie, York
Well known for their delicious sweet treats served on Museum Street, York, Brew and Brownie is the perfect cake stop – with so much to choose from your eyes will end up bigger than your belly.
From stacked pancakes topped with all the good stuff, to homemade cookies, brownies, and more – Brew and Brownie is the perfect place to escape the chaos of the Medieval city for a bit. Brew and Brownie, 5 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT.
3. 42nd East Bakehouse, Beverley & Leeds
As Instagrammable as they come, 42nd East Bakehouse regularly experiments with their treats – which range from gooey cookies and cheesecake, to brownies and donuts.
Everything they bake will have you drooling on sight alone – in particular their gooey brookies and tiered cookie pies filled with faves such as Oreo and Biscoff (my fave is the Nutella one).
There are two sites across Yorkshire – including Beverley and Scarborough – with postal orders available across the UK. 42nd East Bakehouse, St Mary’s Arcade, Beverley, HU17 8DG | 83 Eastborough, Scarborough, YO11 1NH.
4. Doh’Hut, Leeds
Another great spot in Leeds for those with a keen sweet tooth, Doh’Hut are specialists in doughnuts – in particular, the sugared, stuffed variety.
Think artisan-style traditional raspberry jam, chocolate ganache, and weekly specials such as lemon curd, milky bar and even toffee apple. Doh’Hut, 2 Treveylan Square, Leeds, LS1 6ED.
5. Doe Bakehouse, Harrogate & York
Doe Bakehouse knows good desserts, and they go all out with the aesthetics, too. Think pink-topped hot chocolates, colourful glazed ring donuts, and gooey everything.
Their rocky road, in particular, is to die for and comes in an array of flavours, in addition to their show-stopping donuts which regularly sell out. It’s pretty difficult to choose a favourite, so we recommend testing out a box of four to really fall in love with Doe. Pick them up in-store or order online. Doe Bakehouse, 43 Layerthorpe, YO31 7UZ | 12A Church Street, York, YO1 8BE.
6. Flour and Feast, Hull
So you may have seen Flour and Feast feature on our Instagram a number of times – and it’s for good reason.
The creative bakers have come up with the most incredible duo – the gooey brownie topped with even gooier marshmallow, which quite frankly, is probably the greatest combo of all time.
Not only that, but they also serve up moreish stuffed donuts, classic cookies, and absolutely massive cakes – making it the perfect stop-off for a treat when in Hull. Flour and Feast, 10 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG.
7. Fika North, Leeds
Fika North is a lovely little coffee shop tucked away in Headingley, Leeds, but what strikes us the most about them is their tasty bakes.
From shortbreads and muffins, to stuffed donuts and pastries – the cafe offers something a little different from the candyfloss coloured puds of other sweet spots in town. Plus, the coffee is delicious. Fika North, 94 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 4BA.
8. Doboy Donuts, Castleford, Wakefield and Leeds
Serving up a rainbow of donuts, Doboy Donuts has a flavour for everyone – and they (almost) look too good to eat.
From shimmering lemon cheesecake to the extra topped chocolate Rolo – you’re best off getting a box to save you the trouble of picking. My personal fave? The school cake donut! Doboy Donuts, 109 Dewsbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 9BL | Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, WF10 5NW | Cardigan Mills, Lennox Rd, Burley, Leeds, LS4 2BL.
9. The Dirty Doughnut, Hull
Much loved in Hull for their “loaded” creations, The Dirty Doughnut found its fanbase after launching a delivery service way back in 2020 – with some seriously naughty flavours on the menu. Think Ferrero Rocher, walnut whip, dib dab, Terry’s chocolate orange… The list goes on.
The ever-growing team regularly visits Yorkshire markets, so it’s not difficult to get your hands on a treat. Current markets include Driffield, Hull Street Food Nights, York, Skirlington and more, but keep an eye on their socials for the latest details.
10. 52 Broadway, York
One of York’s most fabulous independent coffee shops, 52 Broadway not only serves up great coffee, but seriously tasty sweet treats too.
I’m talking perfect slices of caramel brownies, blondies, rocky road, and tasty cookie dough – with popular combos such as Terry’s chocolate orange, Lotus Biscoff, Caramac and more. 52 Broadway, 52 Broadway, Fulford, York, YO10 4JX.
11. Kibble Bakery, Skipton
Ok, so this one’s definitely a bakery with a difference – this time, catering mostly to our precious pooches.
The award-winning Kibble Bakery is popular for a reason, providing a dog-friendly retreat for Skipton locals to enjoy.
The cafe, of course, serves up tasty brunch dishes and cakes for humans, with a menu of tasty treats for your dog to wolf down – all-natural, of course. Kibble Bakery, 44 Sheep St, Skipton, BD23 1HY | 23 W End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8UQ.
[Featured image: 42nd East Bakehouse]