We know by now that the town of Petaluma does food well. If you’re walking downtown and just the right moment, the delicious scent of freshly baked goods can be wafting through the air. This is due to Petaluma’s many amazing bakeries. Here are our favorite places to grab a sweet treat.
If you are craving Italian pastries and snacks this is the place for you – focaccia sandos, puff pastry filled with fresh fruit and custard, cookies, pies, and espresso drinks. Seat outside or inside and enjoy a chat with a friend or a quality read with a nice book. PS. Their social media promises delicious pizzas as new menu items soon! IG @stellinapronto
Mama Mel’s Bread
Artisan, gluten free, locally made bread is what you will find at Mama Mel’s. Here they take gluten free very seriously with a dedicated gluten free kitchen and certified gluten free dry ingredients. Mel, a Neuropathic doctor, put her career on hold to start Mama Mel’s micro-bakery in 2017 even though her journey with baking started back in 2009. Order your favorites online and pick up twice a month in Petaluma or Santa Rosa. Check out her menu, pick up schedule and more details here. Ig: @mamamelsbread
Della is a true favorite for Petaluma locals as well as visitors. Their breads are even sold in markets all around the area. Sit down in the eclectic restaurant and try their baked goods paired to perfection on their breakfast menu. They specialize in topping their seeded wheat toast with a number of amazing things like avocado, egg salad, or house-made jam.
Pane di Vero
Veronica Herico (Vero) is the mastermind behind Pane di Vero. She brings not only delicious but nutritious bread straight to your door. Vero shies away from the over-sugared plain white breads so common in the grocery store. Whatever she offers gives you nutrients. It’s not just empty carbs or a hit of sugar. No. It’s whole grains, organic flours, ancient grains, spelt, durum, etc. Like Mama Mel’s you can order online and pick locally twice a month, for all the details go here or check her IG @pane_di_vero
Petaluma Pie Company
At the Petaluma Pie Company, they pride themselves in making their pies with organic and locally-sourced ingredients. From banana cream to cherry to chocolate to maple, their whipped cream topped pies do not disappoint.