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3 Bakeries Fueling Your Sweet Texas Hill Country Travels

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It’s a tough job traveling around the Texas Hill Country from day to day (if you’re lucky enough to live here), working, shopping, exploring vineyards, and listening to live music. But somebody’s got to do it! And if that somebody is you, you’re already aware that all that hard living can leave you looking for sustenance. Searching for food in the area is an easy task, but searching for the finishing touch to a meal, or that sugar rush to get you through to the next dance hall, antiquing excursion, or Hill Country hike may leave you looking for clues. Well, we’ve got a few handy. Feast your eyes on these Texas Hill Country bakeries.

Sweetish Hill Bakery, Austin

3 Bakeries Fueling Your Sweet Texas Hill Country Travels

Photo: Facebook/Sweetish Hill Bakery

Long an Austin staple, Sweetish Hill Bakery has various baked good offerings including cookies, cakes, pastries, breads, and also lunch items. Their shaded outdoor seating and easy-going atmosphere make the bakery a popular spot for relaxing weekend brunches and quick workday lunches. Sweetish Hill opened more than 35 years ago and is a favored business for cookies that require attention to detail, cakes for special occasions, and festive cupcakes with intricate designs.

Fredericksburg Pie Company, Fredericksburg

3 Bakeries Fueling Your Sweet Texas Hill Country Travels

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If you’re thinking more along the lines of fresh-baked pie, then the Fredericksburg Pie Company has the relaxing atmosphere and the sugary, delicious delicacies that you crave. Situated nicely in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Pie Company offers a wide variety of pies, including some made specifically for diabetics, along with a collection of locally-made quilts, cookbooks, and vintage gifts. Open Wednesday through Saturday, they unlock the doors at 10 a.m. and they close when they’re sold-out!

Pennington’s Cakes, San Marcos

3 Bakeries Fueling Your Sweet Texas Hill Country Travels

Photo: Facebook/Pennington’s Cakes

Established in 1962, Pennington’s Cakes in San Marcos is now in its 55th year of serving artful, beautifully-decorated, delicious cakes. In their area, everyone goes to Pennington’s for special occasion cakes, and they’re baked fresh to order, using only the freshest, top quality ingredients. If a full cake isn’t your cup of tea, try a Pennington’s cupcake, brownie, cookie, or other deliciously sweet treat. They’re made daily, with their customers in mind.