As I’ve said before, I love cafes, but even more, I love bakeries. The Bay of Quinte and Northumberland County region is filled with a variety of them, and I’ve visited a fair bit of them, which will be the spotlight of another post. BUT! I live in Trenton, and there just aren’t as many options right here in town for fresh baked goods. Then I discovered Wannamaker’s, and the best part? it’s only a few minutes from my door.
I see this place every day on my way to work, and then my coworker told me about how delicious is it, so I knew I had to try it. Unfortunately, my shift ends after they close, so yesterday I left for my daily commute to Brighton a bit early to get to the bakery so I could bring some treats to work. I immediately loved their outside decor with its pink and brown vintage awning and poster board. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to get inside.
You are instantly hit with a delicious aroma of fresh baked goods and sugar. I was in heaven! I was quickly browsing the neatly organized selections of cupcakes, cookies, the biggest cinnamon buns ever, a mini egg pizza cookie, fresh bread, and what I came for, donuts. I forgot my phone in the car so I didn’t get a picture of the display, but if you check out their page, you’ll see what I’m talking about. I could not decide and was happily greeted with patience and kindness from the staff behind the counter who made small talk with me with I drooled on the floor. I finally settled on two cream filled donuts, topped with chocolate, and a chocolate chip cookie. I was hoping they would make it to work so I could share, but alas, the cookie met its demise in the car. It was still warm, with a crunchy outer rim, and gooey chocolate chips in the middle. The perfect cookie. I only had a small sampling of what they offer, but I will be back!
And the cherry on top? There is a whole other side of the bakery that sells home decor that has a beautiful vintage feel to it, and if you’re like me, you’re still loving this vintage trend and will want to buy everything!
So if you’re looking for a tasty treat, stop into Wannamaker’s and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere while mowing down on a delicious cookie! I think this place will become my weekend go to for fresh bread and baked goods, and I am excited to share it with friends and family who come from the East Coast to visit! The prices are pretty fair for fresh baked goods and lots of variety, with my total for two huge donuts and a pretty big cookie equaling to about $8.00. I have no problem spending a bit extra on food that I find worth it, so for me, it wasn’t outrageous, and I’d happily pay it again.
Bonus note: for gluten-free options, they do seem to often times carry Ste. Anne’s Bakery products!
A few pictures I happened to snap while creepily sitting in my car, eating my cookie.
A cute sign that I’ve noticed pretty much every day while driving home.
Don’t let the picture fool you, that cookie is almost the size of my hand and so are the donuts.
Such a cute box to package up your sweets, and it held up to my driving and carrying it to work.
Wannamaker’s Home Sweet Home is located at 391 Dundas Street West, Trenton, Ontario. Open Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.