Provincetown’s Best Bakeries

Summer is for indulgence, am I right? Well, indulgence to me means one thing: food.  What can I say? I love to eat! And while I slurp up plenty of cool, frozen deliciousness in summer, I also appreciate a great morning treat.  Here are my favorite bakeries in town:

Provincetown Portuguese Bakery

May not look like much on the outside, but this Ptown treasure serves up delicious pastries and a little nod to history as well (it wasn’t that long ago when Ptown was a Portuguese fishing community).  The house specialty is malassada, the Portuguese version of fried dough.

Happy Camper

While they serve all kinds of treats (and delicious lunches and dinners too, the donuts are to die for!  Stop by and lounge in their comfy outdoor seating area in back.  Plus, the yellow paint job on the outside and the fun décor inside, makes me smile before I have even ordered.  Win!

Relish

Their tag line is ‘more than just great sandwiches’ and that is certainly true. One of the owners was trained as an artist, and you can tell from the stunning confections (the COOKIES!) that have become this small shop’s specialty. They are a little out of the way from the bustle of Commercial Street and are just steps away from the beach.  Grab a cookie. Sit on the sand. Eat and enjoy!

Connie’s Bakery

This home style bakery is small and hidden (tucked in the back of the Aquarium Mall) but it makes the “Must Eat Here” list for many visitors and residents. People actually swoon over the sandwiches.  The cookies and treats are an added bonus!

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Amanda Wastrom

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