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10 Delicious Bakeries in the Hill Country

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10 Delicious Bakeries in the Hill Country

Traveling around the Texas Hill Country can be hard work. Shopping, listening to live music, and exploring the wine trail might leave you in search of food.

Whether you’re craving cookies, freshly baked bread, tasty cakes, or fruity tarts, the Hill Country has something for everyone. Next time you’re in the area, stop in at one of these local shops, and be sure to grab some goodies to go.

1. Naegelin’s Bakery – New Braunfels

10 Delicious Bakeries in the Hill Country

Photo: Naegelin’s Bakery (Facebook)

Naegelin’s Bakery opened in 1868 and is the oldest, continuously operating bakery in the state of Texas. They still use recipes created by the Naegelin family after more than 100 years of experimenting with different measures and flavor profiles. This family-run shop offers cookies, pastries, cakes, pies, and kolaches, but it is famous for its strudels.

Stop in and try their turn-of-the-century apple strudel. It blends apples, cinnamon, coconut, and cherries in a puff pastry dough to create a truly unique flavor combination.

2. Sweetish Hill Bakery – Austin

10 Delicious Bakeries in the Hill Country

Photo: Sweetish Hill Bakery (Facebook)

A long-time Austin staple, Sweetish Hill Bakery offers various baked goods, breads, & lunch items. The laid-back atmosphere and shaded outdoor seating make it a popular spot for both quick weekday lunches and relaxing weekend breakfast. Sweetish Hill opened over 35 years ago and is a go-to bakery for special occasion cakes, intricately decorated cookies, and festive cupcakes.

3. Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery – Austin

10 Delicious Bakeries in the Hill Country
Photo: Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery (Facebook)

Quack’s started out as Captain Quackenbushes Intergalactic Dessert Company and Espresso Café, which was originally located on The Drag near the UT campus. It was the first coffeehouse in Austin, serving only espresso-based coffee drinks. Its current incarnation is located in Hyde Park and has the same easygoing atmosphere and hip coffeehouse feel.

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