Bye bye, beach bod. Hello, sweater weather — and scrumptious, sugary comfort foods.
Nothing goes with the start of fall like a hot beverage and a freshly baked pastry. Northern Utah has its share of shops specializing in cupcakes, doughnuts and other starchy, carb-laden goodness. This is by no means a definitive list — these are just a few businesses that are Utah-based, locally owned and conveniently located in Northern Utah.
We’re not ones to hate on a doughnut, as we have regional places like Kneaders and nationwide favorites like Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts. We’re just highlighting a couple places unique to the Wasatch Front.
These places specialize specifically in bakery products and offer walk-in treats, perfect for a quick impromptu stop or to catch up with a close friend (some also cater or take large advance orders).
Are we missing your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
Sure, you can tell yourself you’re going there for “lunch,” but we all know you’re going to get a brownie. Or a lemon bar. Or a cookie. Or one of each. We’re not judging. These eateries also have bread and sandwiches.
Contact: Go to oldgristmillbreadcompany.com for more information.
Address: There are five locations, including one at 460 Second St. #C in Ogden. Other locations include Brigham City, Kaysville, North Logan and South Logan. See their website for address details.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sundays
A classic establishment in the heart of Ogden, famous for old-fashioned doughnuts and homemade breads. The love for these sweets is fierce for regulars — one Google reviewer said (verbatim), “I luv the maple bars. So fresh they swear at me. Lol.”
Address: 2516 Monroe Blvd., Ogden
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Delicate and gourmet cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, caramels and more. Keep this place in mind when the weather turns cold — they also have hot tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a fireplace.
Address: 2352 Kiesel Ave, Ogden
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
This place has been in the family for three generations — since 1945, according to its Facebook page. They shop has cookies, doughnuts, cupcakes and more sweet treats, as well as freshly baked bread.
Address: 535 W. 2600 South, Bountiful
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
A Lehi resident and cupcake extraordinaire has been slinging cupcakes for some major food brands since 2012. The founder of the Sweet Tooth Fairy, Megan Faulkner Brown, has nine stores across the state and one in Arizona, and offers curious and creative baked goods for individual or bulk purchase.
Contact: www.thesweettoothfairy.com; call the Layton location at 801-774-5011.
Address: 2065 North Harris Blvd., Layton. (See the website for other locations.)
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday
MAD BROOK DONUT CO.
Named as Alton Brown’s favorite Utah donut place, Mad Brook Donut Co. is set apart by more than the triangle shape of their pastries. They offer breakfast and lunch, but doughnuts are baked fresh — so get there early to ensure your favorite flavor is still available.
Address: 540 E. 1700 South, Ste. 101, Clearfield
Hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday