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6 Best Bakeries and Desserts

We encourage you to support our restaurants in Indiana’s Cool North during the COVID-19 outbreak; but it’s a good idea to call ahead to individual restaurants to see if they are open and ready to serve you.

Need to satisfy your craving for sweets? There are great bakery and dessert options in Northern Indiana.  No matter if you prefer eating in, or taking some home to enjoy later, their yummy goodness will having you coming back again and again!

Bao’s Pastry



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Bao’s Pastry serves authentic French pastries and traditional desserts. Locals have voted Bao’s Pastry as the best place to buy Sweet Treats in the Indiana Dunes area.  Get there early….locals line up early to get their favorites!

Designer Desserts



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Designer Desserts delicious exterior will entice you in to try their cupcakes — over 100 flavors to tempt you!

Cabo’s Natural Fruit Ice Cream Shop & Cafe

Michigan City

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Cabo’s Natural Fruit Ice Cream Shop and Cafe offers cool desserts, including awesome popsicles, made with natural ingredients.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus Bakery


Das Essenhaus

Das Dutchman Essenhaus Bakery is famous for their made-from-scratch products, including over 30 varieties of pies fresh from the oven!

Rise N Roll Bakery

Middlebury (and other locations in Indiana’s Cool North)


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Rise N Roll has become a locals favorite in Northern Indiana.  The original bakery is in Middlebury, but you can find outlets selling what locals fondly call “Amish Crack” donuts at various other sites in Indiana’s Cool North.

Blue Gate Bakery



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The Blue Gate Bakery is full of delicious Amish treats for you to take home.   Their Amish Peanut Butter spread is a favorite, along with their breads, jams and jellies, noodles, cookies and pies.


Look for other favorite eating establishments in Indiana’s Cool North’s Top 15 Unique Eats.