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Let These 11 Maine Bakeries Handle All Your Holiday Needs

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Packed with frequent potluck parties and overnight guests, the holidays demand the finest sweets. Whether it's simple sugar cookies to leave out for Santa and his reindeer or eggy Challah bread to make French toast for a late breakfast, finding the right baked goods is paramount this season. Head to these 13 bakeries throughout Maine to find outstanding versions of must-have traditional treats. Pro tip: Many of these establishments have an order-by date of December 21st or earlier, so don't delay.

Note: map points are ordered south to north.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cherie’s Bakery

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7 High St
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-1248
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Kennebunkers love this bakery for owner Cherie Davis' fruit pies, and the holidays bring a special menu of cookie platters, cheesecakes, and tea breads. There's also a wide selection of brunch baked goods like cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, and danishes.

2. Fernleaf Bakery and Coffee House

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20 Free St
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 286-3376
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This downtown Saco bakery and coffee shop offers fruit pies, cakes, and cheesecakes, as well as baked treats for brunch and dinner rolls. The adorable Christmas tree cupcakes or yule logs will surely be the most talked-about desserts at the potluck.

3. Scratch Baking Co.

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416 Preble St
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-0668
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Look for a steady expansion of this popular bakery's holiday menu throughout December — the latest roll out is a buttermilk chess pie topped with cranberries and Chantilly cream. And if you're looking to win best host of the year, brave the cutthroat, early morning scene at the shop for some of its fresh-baked bagels.

4. The Standard Baking Co.

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75 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-2112
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In addition to its regular craveable treats, this classic Portland bakery offers a holiday menu of apple galettes, chocolate hazelnut torts, bundt cakes, and more. Definitely don't miss the soft yeast rolls to accompany your holiday dinner.

5. Piccolo

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111 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 747-5307
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Chef Damian Sansonetti and pastry chef Ilma Lopez, the couple behind this Italian restaurant, are offering outrageous-sounding holiday baked goods this year. Call to order maple pie, brown butter sugar cookies by the half-pound, s'mores pie (graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache, toasted marshmallow, and hazelnuts), or chocolate amaretto "tronco di natale," "kind of like an Italian version of a yule log," Lopez explains.

6. Two Fat Cats Bakery

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47 India St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 347-5144
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While this India Street bakery is best known for its fruit pies, the holiday menu offers a wide variety of desserts, from the traditional yule log to platters of cookies, whoopie pies (the best in town), and bars.

7. Katie Made Bakery

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181 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 771-0994
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This diminutive bakery turns out big flavor for the holidays in its cakes, pies, and cheesecakes. The sweet holiday sugar cookies are sure to brighten any party and the cranberry walnut scones are lovely for lazy brunches.

8. Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe

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149 Maine St
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6287
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Why stop at dessert when you can order a whole holiday dinner from this bakery in Brunswick's Tontine Mall? From comforting chicken pot pie to vegan eggnog pudding with chia seeds, you're sure to find something to please all of your guests.

9. Italian Bakery

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225 Bartlett St
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 782-8312
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It's no surprise that cannolis reign supreme at this traditional Lewiston bakery; other Italian favorites like tiramisu, limoncello cake, and Sicilian bread round out the holiday menu.

10. Atlantic Baking Company

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351 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-0505
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This Main St. shop in Rockland is churning out holiday specials daily, from gingerbread men to cranberry eggnog bread. Midcoast foodies recommend the stollen, a traditional rum-soaked German Christmas bread, and the tourtière, French-Canadian meat pie.

11. Frank's Bake Shop

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199 State St
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-4594
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Bangorians with a sweet tooth stop by Frank's, a 70-year-old institution, for some of the area's best cakes, cookie baskets, and even gluten-free fruitcakes.

1. Cherie’s Bakery

7 High St, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Kennebunkers love this bakery for owner Cherie Davis' fruit pies, and the holidays bring a special menu of cookie platters, cheesecakes, and tea breads. There's also a wide selection of brunch baked goods like cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, and danishes.

7 High St
Kennebunk, ME 04043

2. Fernleaf Bakery and Coffee House

20 Free St, Saco, ME 04072

This downtown Saco bakery and coffee shop offers fruit pies, cakes, and cheesecakes, as well as baked treats for brunch and dinner rolls. The adorable Christmas tree cupcakes or yule logs will surely be the most talked-about desserts at the potluck.

20 Free St
Saco, ME 04072

3. Scratch Baking Co.

416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106

Look for a steady expansion of this popular bakery's holiday menu throughout December — the latest roll out is a buttermilk chess pie topped with cranberries and Chantilly cream. And if you're looking to win best host of the year, brave the cutthroat, early morning scene at the shop for some of its fresh-baked bagels.

416 Preble St
South Portland, ME 04106

4. The Standard Baking Co.

75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

In addition to its regular craveable treats, this classic Portland bakery offers a holiday menu of apple galettes, chocolate hazelnut torts, bundt cakes, and more. Definitely don't miss the soft yeast rolls to accompany your holiday dinner.

75 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

5. Piccolo

111 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101

Chef Damian Sansonetti and pastry chef Ilma Lopez, the couple behind this Italian restaurant, are offering outrageous-sounding holiday baked goods this year. Call to order maple pie, brown butter sugar cookies by the half-pound, s'mores pie (graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache, toasted marshmallow, and hazelnuts), or chocolate amaretto "tronco di natale," "kind of like an Italian version of a yule log," Lopez explains.

111 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101

6. Two Fat Cats Bakery

47 India St, Portland, ME 04101

While this India Street bakery is best known for its fruit pies, the holiday menu offers a wide variety of desserts, from the traditional yule log to platters of cookies, whoopie pies (the best in town), and bars.

47 India St
Portland, ME 04101

7. Katie Made Bakery

181 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

This diminutive bakery turns out big flavor for the holidays in its cakes, pies, and cheesecakes. The sweet holiday sugar cookies are sure to brighten any party and the cranberry walnut scones are lovely for lazy brunches.

181 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

8. Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe

149 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Why stop at dessert when you can order a whole holiday dinner from this bakery in Brunswick's Tontine Mall? From comforting chicken pot pie to vegan eggnog pudding with chia seeds, you're sure to find something to please all of your guests.

149 Maine St
Brunswick, ME 04011

9. Italian Bakery

225 Bartlett St, Lewiston, ME 04240

It's no surprise that cannolis reign supreme at this traditional Lewiston bakery; other Italian favorites like tiramisu, limoncello cake, and Sicilian bread round out the holiday menu.

225 Bartlett St
Lewiston, ME 04240

10. Atlantic Baking Company

351 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

This Main St. shop in Rockland is churning out holiday specials daily, from gingerbread men to cranberry eggnog bread. Midcoast foodies recommend the stollen, a traditional rum-soaked German Christmas bread, and the tourtière, French-Canadian meat pie.

351 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841

11. Frank's Bake Shop

199 State St, Bangor, ME 04401

Bangorians with a sweet tooth stop by Frank's, a 70-year-old institution, for some of the area's best cakes, cookie baskets, and even gluten-free fruitcakes.

199 State St
Bangor, ME 04401

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