No matter how clean and healthy we decide to go on a day, we definitely can't deny our deepest love for some carbs in our system! Pastry is one of many carb-heavy things that we always spare some cravings in a day, whether it's a buttery croissant, a soft donut, or a sweet piece of cake. So allow us to recommend ten of the best bakeries around the city where you can find really, really good baked stuff.
The best bakeshops in Bangkok
Whatever sort of pastry you're craving, these bakeshops are here in the city for you to pop in (or call up) for a nice bite.
Brioche from Heaven is run by Chef Gai Thanunya, the dessert chef who shoots to Thailand's culinary stardom thanks to her appearance on Iron Chef Thailand. The bakery boasts a big variety of brioche or French-style bread that the chef racks her brain to come up with intriguing recipes.
The cinnamon brioche is the shop's signature that you will find it so irresistible because of the overload of caramel sauce on top. Apart from the brioches, Chef Gai also snatches everyone's heart with her yuzu meringue that is one of the store's best-selling stuff.
Delivery: call 06 4847 0049, Lalamove, and Line Man
Custard Nakamura offers a variety of Japanese-style sweet and savory baked goods. Potato croquettes, pork sandwiches, strawberry shortcakes, custard buns and other delicious items are available at reasonable prices. Locals usually flock to the shop during lunch break.
Delivery: Line Man or call 0 2259 9630
The brainchild of Oats X Somewhere, one of the city’s most popular lifestyle bloggers, Drop by Dough is a minimalist space that would feel right at place in central Copenhagen. The donuts here are soft and chewy cream-filled treats made with South Korea-imported flour. The flavors are rather exotic, such as raspberry with hints of aromatic rose, young coconut with crunchy coconut bits, or crème brûlée with vanilla and glazed with burnt sugar. A good selection of coffee is also available.
Delivery: Line Account (@dropbydough) or Line Man
When it comes to the best croissant in the city, James Boulangerie surely holds a spot near to the top. This French-style bakery and café shot to pastry stardom because of its sought-after croissants, which lure the devoted to queue up as early as eight in the morning.
Sweet tooths are also tempted by the café’s other offerings, including its vanilla scones. The café is located pretty far from central Bangkok on Ratchaphruek Road, but the drive is definitely worth it.
Delivery: Line Man or call 06 4958 9588
Now’s your chance to explore the many varieties of Bavarian bread. Landhaus in Ari, which borrows its concept and recipes from Gragger & Cie, its sister bakeshop in Austria, is one of the very few places in Bangkok where you can get a Kaiser roll or a brezel (a croissant pretzel).
Delivery: Facebook or call 0 2165 0322.
This shop on Soi Sukhumvit 24 is led by Middle Eastern chef Nir Netzer, who is going hard on the simple concept of sourdough bread, as well as purveying a wide array of Mediterranean-inspired goodies such as Jerusalem bagels (B80 each) and Jewish brioche challah (B70/small; B100/big).
Delivery: Call 09 5815 5839
As the immense hype about croissants in the city is still on, let's meet another pastry powerhouse in the city Susan Croissant. This bakery is specialized in churning out homemade croissants with creative twists that will never stop intriguing your sweet cravings.
What you should try here includes Frido or the cronuts that used to be globally hyped and salted egg croissant (B35), custard & raspberry croissant (B159), spinach croissant (B32), and bacon & mushroom cronut (B159).
Delivery: Line Man or Line Account (@susan.c)