Italian PastriesThere doesn’t seem to be any shortage of food you can get online. Just like your groceries, you can also order baked goods online and get them delivered right to your doorstep. Now, as you can imagine, it was difficult for me* to compile a list of online bakeries without ordering every savory-looking bakery product that met my eyes. Thankfully, I made it through the entire list without packing on any extra pounds. With a little moderation, you can too — but do treat yourself and taste-test a few. You might just find an online bakery or two to substitute for any local ones you travel to, thereby saving yourself some time and gas money.

Cakes, Pies, Muffins, Cookies, and Other Desserts — Similar to, this virtual bakery uses partner bakeries throughout the continental U.S. to deliver cakes, cookies, confections, desserts, breads, and special diet items to your doorstep. Offers 100% satisfaction guarantee. — Temporarily closed! — Delivers freshly baked gourmet cakes in an elegant box with a personalized gift card overnight. — Select from a variety of chocolates, cookies, chocolate truffles, birthday cakes, and corporate gift baskets. — Offers premium baked goods online — cakes, pastries, cookies (chewy chocolate chip, sweet oatmeal raisin, decadent chocolate, chocolate chunk, and white chocolate macadamia nut), muffins (blueberry, corn, coffee cake, banana walnut and chocolate, and chocolate chunk), and more. — Offers pies made with high-quality ingredients, shipped either fully baked or raw for at-home baking. Available filings include variety of fruits, custards, meringues, and crèmes. — Specializing in holiday panettone and traditional biscotti, this online bakery produces and delivers fine handmade Italian baked goods. — Specializes in gourmet kosher baked goods. — Offers all-natural, gourmet cheesecakes in over 30 flavors. Cheesecakes are shipped frozen in specially designed containers. — Delivers freshly baked cookies, desserts, and customizable gifts. — In business for over 100 years, this physical and virtual retailer specializes in cherry sweets, baked goods, snacks, and gifts. — Offers unique, handmade caramel- and chocolate-based products derived from traditional Irish recipes. — Specializes in coffee cakes and offers diabetic desserts for those on carbohydrate or sugar restrictions. — Featured in numerous magazines, this retailer delivers hand-sculpted wedding and specialty cakes. — Voted Seattle’s “Best Cupcakes,” this online retailer delivers a variety of chocolate, vanilla, and specialty cakes. New cupcake flavors are featured every month. — Order fortune cookies and customize your fortune online. Available cookie options include white dipped, chocolate dipped, caramel dipped, chocolate dipped with rainbow beads, chocolate dipped with heart sprinkles, and plenty of others. — Offers a variety of baked goods including brownies, cakes, and cookies. Special occasion and bulk item orders are available. — Delivers a variety of baked goods including brownies, cakes, and cookies. Special occasion, bulk item, and mixed item orders are available. — Sells gourmet baked goods for all occasions, including birthday parties, congratulations, weddings, baby showers, and others. Delivery is “free.” — Bakes all-natural, handmade cakes with zero trans fat — chocolate truffle espresso chocolate walnut, Italian almond, and more. — Offers fine British scones, biscuits, shortbread, and Sicilian almond cookies. — Specializes in baklava (rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey), offering a variety of kinds: original, chocolate, pistachio, and chocolate dipped. — Small, family-owned bakery located in San Rafael, California, delivers petits fours (small cake), baked goods, and confections nationwide. — Specializes in handmade biscotti (crisp cookie containing nuts or flavored with anise). — In business since 1974, this lower Manhattan retailer specializes in cheesecake, delivering overnight anywhere in the U.S. — Delivers gourmet cheesecakes and traditional cakes, including wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and special occasion cakes, nationwide. — Reviewed by the Wall Street Journal as having the best pie in America, this 60-year-old business offers a variety of fresh bakery items — jumbo fresh fruit muffins, fruit crisps & pies, fresh fruit breads, and old-fashioned jumbo cookies. — Famous for hand-iced cookie shapes and whimsical designs, this online bakery delivers cookies, cupcakes, and brownies nationwide. — Offers traditional European and international cakes — cherry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter bars, poppy seed cake, apple crumb cake, grape crumb cake, grape coffee cake, and more. — Offers a selection of brownie-based products in various boxed assortments. — Delivers freshly baked tray of two- to three-dozen cookies. Cookie selection includes chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate chip with walnuts. — Specializes in brownies, delivered in careful wrapping to keep them fresh from 5 to 7 days in an unheated place and up to 3 months in the freezer. — Delivers brownies in a variety of flavors — original, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. — Delivers pastries in frozen packages with dry ice — peach galette, cherry turnovers, cherry tartlets, peach tartlets, risotto tartlets, peach frangipane buttons, and more. — Famous fifty-year-old New Orleans bakery delivers cakes overnight. Also offers a selection of confections and Italian cookies and pastries. — Offers gingersnaps, cheese snaps, fruitcakes, and crunchy chocolate nuggets. Since 1998, it has sold over $2M in products, with more than $1M donated to people with mental retardation. — Recognized as one of the “Michigan 50 Companies To Watch,” this bakery delivers homemade pies in a variety of flavors — cherry, fruit, pumpkin, pecan, and more. — Founded by a Zen Buddhist in 1982, this bakery offers brownies, specialty cakes, wedding cakes, and sundry desserts and is the exclusive producer of brownies for Ben & Jerry’s. — Named to “The O List” in the October 2008 issue of “O The Oprah Magazine,” this bakery produces a series of trademarked family recipes — Hannah Banana Bread, Peter Pumpkin Bread, JonApple Cinnamon Bread, LuLu Belle’s Iced Lemon Pound Cake, Flambini’s Zucchini Bread, and Declan’s Irish Soda Bread. — Delivers cheesecakes in various flavors, including original, cherry, Heath Bar, chocolate mousse, chocolate chip, Oreo cookie, and more. — Specializes in baking scones; varieties include cranberry orange, lemony ginger, classic currant, and others. Also offers breads, cheesecakes, and cookies. — Delivers handmade Italian pizzelle cookies (available in single packs of 10 cookies and bulk discount packs of 30 cookies) and biscotti. Pizzelle cookie flavors include almond, anise (traditional), chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, lemon, mint, orange, and vanilla. — Affiliate of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, this mother-and-daughter team offer baked-to-order cookies in a variety of flavors and collections. — Specializes in biscotti (original, chocolate chunk, double chocolate chunk, cranberry pistachio, and toasted almond), breadsticks (original, rosemary, and sweet cinnamon), and flatbread (original, rosemary, and sweet cinnamon). — Bakes and delivers nothing but pies. Flavors include original, Dutch, natural, boysenberry apple, pecan, strawberry rhubarb, pumpkin, and plenty of others. — Offers variety homemade, baked-to-order cookies, including Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodles, Cashew-Butter Leaves, Hazelnut Shortbread, Gossamer Spice, Chai Crescents, Chocolate-Mint Stars, and more. — NYC bakery specializing in cakes and confections. — Award-winning Virginia bakery specializes in cookies, offering a variety of flavors, including ginger chip, pecan bars, Belgian fudge brownie, classic chocolate chip cookie, oatmeal raisin cookie, chocolate macaroon, M&M cookie, Congo bars, and shortbread. — Specializes in apple pie and other apple-based products, including bread, apple butter, jam, jelly, and more. — New York bakery offers all-natural, gourmet cookies in various flavors — chocolate chip, coconut, raspberry, pecan coconut, vanilla, and more. — Delivers muffins, bagels, cookies, pastries, and a variety of treats. Receive a 10%-off coupon by subscribing to email list. — Manhattan bakery offering a variety of pie flavors — sour cream apple walnut, pumpkin pie, Mississippi mud pie, cherry pie, southern pecan pie, and three berry pie. Also offers breads, including lemon pound loaf and banana bread. — Offers mondelbrodt (traditional Eastern European hard cookie) and mondel bread (modern twist on mondelbrodt with qualities similar to biscotti). — Currently serving Albany, New York, this bakery delivers muffins, cookies, bizcocho, and scones, which are made with healthy ingredients. When you buy two breakfast platters, you get one for free. — This Hawaii-based company specializes in one and only one product — macademia nut pie. All ingredients — such as macadamia nuts, Maui raw sugar, and macaroon coconut — are sourced from the island. Shipping is offered worldwide. — Offers “two bite fudge brownies” that are baked from scratch. The company ships to all addresses within the U.S. with the brownies packaged in Mari’s signature gift boxes. — Serves customers all over the U.S. with custom cakes, cupcakes, pies, puddings, and other types of treats. Also ships breakfast muffins and white chocolate dipped pretzels. — Specializes in fresh, homemade peanut brittle. Other brittle flavors include pecan, almond, hazelnut, cashew, jalapeno (very hot!), and chili. — Offering preservative-free pies, this Virginia-based company strives to grow and use only all-natural products. Also offers fresh-baked cookies and handmade hearty breads. Delivers throughout the U.S. via FedEx. — In addition to fruitcakes, this monastery also makes and sells spreadable all-natural honey, fraters (chocolate-covered fruitcakes), and truffles. Shipping is available for domestic addresses only. — Based in Libby, Montana, this bakery produces and ships cinnamon rolls, huckleberry syrup, muffins, swirls, and gift baskets throughout the United States. Also offers “Muffin of the Month Package.” — Dubbed “Hollywood’s Favorite Bakery,” this shop offers cakes, cookies & brownies, cupcakes, and more. Treats and novelty items can be shipped domestically or internationally via online catalog. — Offering “The World’s Most Critically Acclaimed Coffee Cake,” this Boston-based, kosher bakery ships low-sugar cakes and other baked goods throughout the U.S. — This online bakery offers holy cheesecakes and fruitcakes, baked by nuns on a hillside in upstate New York. — Chosen as one of the best mail-order brownie bakeries by the Today Show, this brownie specialist offers a number of flavors, including original, walnut, chocolate chunk, toffee, peanut butter, and pecan in two- or eight-piece gift boxes. — Specializes in pound cake and also offers chocolate, both available in various special collections. — Offers fresh, handmade cookies through several different cookie collections — classic cookie, chocolate cookie, whoopie pies, seasonal, and cakes & cupcakes. — Specializes in sweet potato pie. Also offers peach, apple, coconut, chocolate pecan, and other pie flavors. — Delivers plum pudding cake. — Bakes and delivers baklava in numerous flavors, including walnut, pistachio, coconut, and more. — Offers gourmet cakes — chocolate caramel pecan cake, buche de noel, blood orange mousse torte, lemon raspberry delice, island rum cake, cognac pumpkin cheesecake, and more. — Artisan bakery offering Moravian cookies, shortbread cookies, cheese straws, cheese biscuits, and seasonal gifts. — “A very tiny merry bakery” offers baked goods online during select times of the year. — Delivers rugelach (Jewish pastry), gourmet cookies, strudel, and cheesecake. — Makes handmade, gourmet chocolates and confections in various collections, including dark chocolate bark, salted butter caramels, marquis bars, and chocolate elixir & orange confit. — Bakes and delivers gourmet brownies, cookies, and dessert bars. — Offers a selection of brownies, including chocolate frosted brownie, cherry pecan brownie, chocolate peanut butter brownie, chocolate coconut brownie, and many more. — Offers cookies, brownies, macaroons, baklava, and other pastries. — Delivers cookies, bars, and brownies. — Makes over 20 different cupcake flavors, including banana, carrot, lemon, coconut, mocha, orange, pumpkin, and more. — Located in my hometown, this retailer offers gourmet chocolates online. — Specializes in brownies and cookie bars. — Offers handmade Rugelach (Jewish pastry). — Delivers pies, cookies, brownies, and “Evil Bars.” — Offers handmade toffee and organic cookies. — Delivers gourmet pies, gourmet cake, cheesecake, dessert bars, brownies, comfort desserts, individuals & snacks, and “pipeables.” — Delivers cookies, cakes, brownies, squares, and breakfast items. — Offers gourmet tea breads, which are sweet quickbreads (breads made without yeast) and are typically eaten along with coffee or tea. — Offers variety of baked products, including chocolate almond torte, crazy baker granola with organic raisins, sticky toffee pudding, panforte, x-treme brownies. Shipments are made Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. — Bakes cookies — cherry walnut chocolate chip, chocolate chip, ginger snap, meyer lemon, mint chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter zebra, snicker doodle, white chocolate macadamia, ginger diamond, and raspberry almond thumbprint — and biscotti — anise biscotti, lemon dipped white biscotti, mocha chocolate biscotti, orange biscotti, orange dipped dark biscotti, and orange cranberry pistachio biscotti. Orders are delivered throughout the U.S. via FedEx within 3 days for $9.95. — Operating since 1894, this New York City bakery offers cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, fruit, specialty cakes, custom cakes, cookies, biscotti, pastries, almond torte, and wedding cakes online. — Specializes in handmade shortbread. — Well-publicized Florida, boutique bakery specializes solely in cakes, offering fondant cakes, soft-frosted cakes, layer cakes, and mail-order bundt cakes. — Makes chocolate brownies, almond biscotti, angel food cake, chocolate popcorn, sticky buns, and black and white cookies.

Breads and Bagels — Located in the heart of New York City, this bakery does more than 200 deliveries throughout the city every day. Menu consists of whole grain and organic breads. — With more than 50 years baking under its belt, this bakery offers fresh bagels, desserts, and breakfast packages. Choose from fish dishes and a variety of salads, too. Delivery is available in the U.S. via UPS. — Serving the cities of Tumwater, Lacey, and Olympia in the state of Washington, this bakery delivers fresh bagels and bakery items along with smoothie drinks, sandwiches, and wraps. Use the online coupon and get $1 off of your order before November 30, 2008. — Offers bagels and other items in its Madison, Wisconsin location and in several grocery stores throughout the Midwest. Also offers delivery via USPS if you order six bags or more. — Traditional European bakery specializing in fresh breads, cakes, and seasonal products. Delivery is available throughout the U.S. — Phoenix-based organic bakery offers overnight delivery service to surrounding areas or free customer pick-up service. For delivery in the U.S., orders ship out on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Offers organic foods plus cleaning supplies, beverages, and fresh baked breads. — Located in upstate New York, this bakery provides fresh and organic bakery items. Also provides fresh products at farmers markets and various cafes in the area. — South Carolina-based bakery makes fresh biscuits by hand. Choose from cheese, country ham, cinnamon, and buttermilk biscuits. Delivery to most states through FedEx. — Mail-order bakery offers fresh artisan breads, gourmet grocery items, wine, and specialty cheeses for delivery through FedEx. — Manhattan-based bakery offers a variety of specialty foods including chocolates, cookies, smoked salmon, meats, cheeses, and breads. Novelty items are also available for special occasions and as seasonal treats. Local deliveries are available. — Full-service bakery that serves the greater Albuquerque area. Offers specialty coffees, pizzas, unique bread sculptures, and biscochitos. Delivery is available for certain items in the U.S. — Traditional-style bakery located in various parts of the U.S. Bakery items include fresh whole-grain breads made from fresh-milled flour, filtered water, salt, fresh yeast, and “something sweet” to add a unique taste. — New York-based bagel bakery offers overnight express delivery anywhere in the world with 100-percent satisfaction guaranteed. Ingredients are kosher certified. — Based in the Bronx, this bagel shop distributes traditional bagels, mini bagels, and bagel sticks to all 50 states — World-famous bakery that uses the freshest ingredients for its bagels, bulkas, pretzels, sesame sticks, and bialys. Home delivery is available when ordering a dozen or more. — North Carolina-based bakery offers online shopping, nation-wide delivery, and free in-store pickup. Bakery features a variety of fresh breads, tarts, and pastries. Also creates and delivers specialized gift baskets for special occasions. — Provides a wide variety of specialty foods made from fresh and healthy ingredients. Menu includes pasta, muffins, cookies, pastries, candies, bagels, and much more. Ships throughout the U.S. via USPS. — This well-known bakery offers handmade pretzels. — In business since 1910, this Swiss and American bakery offers breads, pastries, cookies, specialty desserts, and seasonal products. — Ships New York bagels (sesame, cinnamon raisin, egg, poppy, plan, salt, and more) overnight for immediate delivery to your door. — Delivers fresh New York bagels, spreads, and lox overnight anywhere in the U.S. — Wholesale bagel bakery sells water-boiled bagels online. — Site is under re-construction! — Specializes in povitica (swirled bread). Seven flavors include English walnut, cream cheese, raisin walnut, chocolate chip cream cheese, apple cinnamon, strawberry cream cheese, and poppy seed. — Offers bread mixes, triple chocolate brownies, half-moon fried pies, sourdough bread, sourdough morning bread, sourdough rolls, and holiday cakes. — Open since 1888, this purveyor of specialty foods is best known for its English muffins. — World-famous bread bakery ships products — babka (sweet pastry yeast cake), cookies, gift baskets, homemade breads, New York bagels, and rugelach (Jewish pastry) — anywhere in the U.S. — Offers variety of breads — gift breads, original American breads, European countryside breads, Jewish breads, and sweet specialty breads. Also offers sweet stuff, cheese, and olive oil & vinegar.

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*Chad Hagy and Christine Stoddard contributed to this post.