Where to Get Your Holiday Sugar Fix
Keep the season merry and bright with a visit to these local bakeries and chocolatiers.
‘Tis the season when eating dessert on a regular basis becomes not only acceptable, but encouraged. If baking isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time, these local sweet shops are whipping up an array of goodies that are sure to please, whether it’s pies, cookies, cakes or bonbons you seek. You’ll even find gluten-free and vegan options.
Location: 5872 Washington Blvd. (Westover)
Dawn Hart’s colorful holiday cookies are picture-perfect, although for those who prefer do to their own cookie decorating—a fun and festive activity with the kids—the Westover bakery also sells “naked” sugar cookies (nut-free, no less) to take home. While you’re at it, grab some goodies for Christmas morning. You’ll find scones in varieties such as blueberry-lemon, dark chocolate-orange, toasted coconut-almond and banana-oatmeal-chocolate chip, plus quiche options for both vegetarians and carnivores. And a “breakfast bread” made with zucchini, carrots, currants and walnuts.