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5 on Friday: Columbus Bakeries

These Columbus bakeries are kid-tested and approved! If you’re looking for a new place to get your sweet fix, give one of these local bakeries a try! You won’t be disappointed!

Girl holding a Face Cookie from Kittie's, a bakery in Columbus, Ohio

I’m always on the hunt for the best chocolate chip cookie in Columbus and that search has taken us to some really great Columbus bakeries and has even earned me a spot on The Great Food Debate podcast a few times! I brought Kittie’s Face Cookies to the “best cookies” episode and made sure to prove they live up to the name!

If you’re on the search for some of the best bakeries in Columbus, check out this list of 5 adorable shops where you can get cookies, pie, French pastry, cupcakes and more!

1. The Original Goodie Shop, Upper Arlington

  • 2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

The Original Goodie Shop, a bakery in Columbus, Ohio

Cookies, cakes, donuts, you name it! It’s all here! Easy parking, and really close to the Upper Arlington Library if you’re looking for a fun outing! We had cut out cookies and an amazing cinnamon stick (pictured below). I have it on good authority that the chocolate donuts are worthy of a fork and knife. #donutgoals

coffee and pastry from The Original Goodie Shop in Upper Arlington, Ohio

2. Pistacia Vera, German Village

  • 541 S. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215

Pistacia Vera is, hands down, one of my favorite places in Columbus period. I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the pastries, I even love the bathroom. I’m not even joking. I always say it’s my favorite bathroom in Columbus! I love to take visitors here and everyone who visits loves it, too.

a cup of coffee and Pain Au Chocolat from Pistacia Vera, a french bakery in Columbus Ohio

This French style Columbus bakery is famous for its macarons which I highly recommend! Other favorites of mine are the Chocolate Chunk Pistachio cookies and the Chocolate Bomb dessert!

the bakery counter at Pistacia Vera in Columbus, Ohio

The coffee is great here too and it’s the perfect place to meet a friend for a sweet treat and a cup of coffee. Afterwards stroll down S. 3rd St. to stop in at The Book Loft, one of the best bookstores in Columbus!

Pistacia Vera from the outside in German Village, Columbus, Ohio

3. Kittie’s, Bexley and German Village

  • 2424 E Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
  • 495 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215

Kitties Bakery in Bexley, Ohio just outside of Columbus

The Face Cookie at Kittie’s is the cookie that started my salted-chocolate chip obsession. Get it! You will NOT be disappointed. The boys and I shared this cookie – next time I’m going back for the whole thing! The Bexley location of Kittie’s is attached to Gramercy Books a great independent bookstore! What a great combo!

the Face Cookie at Kitties Bakery in Columbus, Ohio

The German Village location of Kitties is adorable and available for take out (no dine in seating). You can count on Kitties for great cookies, but also amazing cupcakes, scones, biscuits and more!

Kittie's Bakery in German Village, Columbus, Ohio

4. Sassafras Bakery, Worthington – Permanently Closed

  • 657 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Outside of Sassafras Bakery in Worthington, Ohio

This adorable bakery in Uptown Worthington is famous for its Milk and Cookie Happy Hour! Milk and Cookie Happy Hour at Sassafras Bakery takes place Wednesday through Friday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM and  includes a free glass of milk or cup of coffee with each cookie purchased.

They make this sound like it’s for the kids . . . but it’s really just an excuse for the adults to eat more cookies! 😉 Ummm…I also got the salted-chocolate chip cookie here, too. It was the container with the least amount of cookies in it, so that was my first clue it should be my choice! I chose wisely! (Oh yeah, the kids loved it, too!)

Chocolate chip cookie and coffee from Sassafras Bakery in Columbus Ohio

5. Dough Mama, Clintonville

  • 3335 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214

Outside of Dough Mama Cafe + Bakery in Columbus, Ohio

Dough Mama is the home of my 3rd salted-chocolate chip cookie. Once you go salted, you never go back! Dough Mama is famous for their pies and I’ve also had a really amazing breakfast sandwich here! Please see below for this amazingness.

breakfast sandwich at Dough Mama in Clintonville

This bakery has a lot of space for kids and is in the heart of Clintonville so you can spend some time shopping, thrifting and checking out this great neighborhood!

salted chocolate chip cookies from Sassafras Bakery in Columbus, Ohio

The research for this post was painful, as you can imagine. 😉 What bakery should be next on our list?

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Erin Vasicek

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

I still have not gone to Kittie's and I have never heard of The Original Goodie Shop! Definitely agree with Dough Mama but I would have Pattycake on my list as well!

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