With festivities upon us, we know that a beautiful table needs a beautiful loaf of bread. Austin has many places to pick up a sweet and delicious holiday loaf that will delight even the pickiest of taste buds. Outside of bread, our bakeshops whip up desserts and sweet pastries to truly make the most of the holidays before New Year’s resolutions and all the juice cleanse coupons that will suddenly appear in your inbox (remember when it was mailbox?).
With a location now open at the Linc and already existing locations at Whole Foods 365, Fareground and downtown you have many options for getting classic breads like baguettes and levain batards. There are also rotating holiday loaves of bread such as stollen bread which is a delicious German fruit bread dusted in sweetness.
Standouts: All bread is made from scratch daily with amazing quality ingredients.
Open until noon on Christmas Eve
Quack’s 43rd St Bakery
Looking for the sweet side to bread? Quack’s has many, many and oh so many more cake options, pastry options, and cinnamon rolls. This place has a cult following and has been with Austin for years and hopes to continue building a home with delicious treats for all the years to come.
Standouts: No preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. Made from scratch daily.
Upper Crust Bakery
Also around the Hyde Park area is Upper Crust which is known for their croissants all over Austin. They have a custom Christmas menu that includes stollen bread, Dutch apple, and cranberry apple pie as well as buche noel, a traditional French Christmas dessert shaped like a yule log.