Between the museums, art galleries, and boutiques, there's so much to do and see on Nantucket. Guests of our two boutique Nantucket hotels frequently report back that they find the best bakeries on Nantucket while out for the day. Here are three recommendations for where you can find a sweet treat, a caffeinated pick-me-up, or the makings of a beach picnic at the best bakeries on Nantucket.
This sweet shop is located right downtown and attracts visitors with its chicly decorated interior. Named for the women who ran the shops on Centre Street during the whaling era, Petticoat Row Bakery celebrates its connection to Nantucket's history. The wraparound bakery case is full of sweet and savory pastry, cookies, baguettes, bagels, and cupcakes, all baked fresh in-house daily. Get a cup of the organic house roast coffee to go with your sweet treat at one of the best bakeries on Nantucket.
The stone-lined hearth ovens at this bakery mean the bakers make the best pizzas, crusty breads, and their famous morning buns. There's also a wide selection of cookies, muffins, cakes and even donuts, all made by the husband-and-wife team, both with serious culinary chops. Wicked Island Bakery will have what you're looking for, from sandwiches for the beach, a baguette for a cheese plate, or some sweet afternoon snacks.
Stop by this bakery and café on your way out to Surfside Beach, located on the southern side of the island. The chef is the former head of a well-known Boston bakery and is known for her elaborate and delicious cakes. The pastry case regularly contains brownies, cookies, muffins, and cinnamon buns, and if you're hungry for more, the lunch menu with sandwiches, salads, and pizza will fill you up.