Treat yourself to some of the best bakeries in Beijing
Is there anything more appetizing than the aroma of freshly baked bread? Not that I know of. Whenever I walk into a bakery, I’m always instantly drawn to the colorful batches of pastries and cookies. In fact, the mere sight of these delicious treats is enough to make my day anytime. If you feel the same, then you understand the importance of having a good bakery in the capital. Below is a list of some of our favorite bakeries in Beijing that satisfy our soul and our palate.
Michael’s German Bakery
Hidden in the small corner of Laiguangying East Road is an easy-to-miss bakery. The owner is German and his family has been involved in the baking industry for three generations. Once you set foot in the restaurant, you’ll almost feel like you’ve been transported to the countryside in Europe. Their menu offers a variety of traditional pastries and fresh pastries. From brezels to classic cakes and croissants – this place has it all. It also offers lemon pies which are the perfect balance of tart and sweet. But don’t forget to try their onion bread, rye bread, and apple and cinnamon danishes which are fresh, delicious, and expertly prepared to the utmost perfection.
Michael’s German Bakery 麦客天成德国面包房
8-1 Laiguangying East Road, Chaoyang District
DAI CO. BAKERY
Located in the Jiuxianqiao area, this place was started by the former chef of With Wheat, who left this bakery to open his own business, DAI CO. BAKERY. Besides the pineapple buns that come with seven different flavors, including vanilla oats, matcha red beans and strawberries, there are chewy slices of toast and apple pies still warm from the oven. Their signature toast is the Dai Toast, which contains Thai Longan honey for an added sweetness to this treat.
Never leave this place without trying their cinnamon roll toasted to the perfect crisp, or the most sought-after item: the Szechuan peppercorn baguette that has a southern twist.
DAI CO. BAKERY 㞭客烘焙
1/F, Block B7, 751D Park, Fashion Design Square, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District
This French-style bakery, located in a complex in Dongzhimen, is a family-owned shop run by a husband and wife who both love to cook. Among a range of breads, their best seller is the madeleine bread, which has a buttery and soft texture and is also flavored with vanilla and a hint of lemon.
1/F, Microelectronics Office Building 2, Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng District
Opened by the famous yogurt brand Herun, this store offers tasty pineapple buns and Japanese-style bean rolls. The blueberry cheesecake is a must! The filling is made with cream cheese and blueberry sauce that hits the spot without being overly sweet.
Other specialties include whole-wheat breads, savory croissants, egg tarts, and their classic Parmesan Bread, a soft, doughy bread topped with a delicious parmesan filling.
102, 1/F, 45-4 Chengfu Road, Haidian District
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