Reputation for adventure and fitness notwithstanding, Denverites have always been big on the comforts of bakeries. Since the pandemic, their passion for homey, carb- and sugar-laden treats has only expanded — and so have options for obtaining them.
Because it’s impossible to cover them all, some categories have been excluded here, namely doughnut shops (which have their own map) as well as mobile and cottage operations without storefronts: To name a few worthy examples, check out Hinman Pie, Raleigh Street Bakery, El Secreto, Black Box, and Funky Flame. Also of note are cult favorite Bakery Four and Syrian Sweets, both of which are about to reopen in new digs.
What this map does is offer a broad overview of the local bakery scene in all its spectacular diversity, from classic boulangeries and pâtisseries to specialists in Armenian, Iraqi, Japanese, and still other international breads and pastries.
Note: This map is not ranked but ordered geographically from north to south. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More