Best of NH 2022 Desserts, Ice Cream Stands, Coffee & Bakeries – New Hampshire Magazine


Editor’s Picks

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Lemon cupcakes from Editor’s Pick A Southern Girl Bakery

Comfort for All
Originally from Atlanta, mother-daughter team Courtney and Romonia Daniel thought Dover could use a bit of Southern comfort. Specifically, in the form of baked goods. And so, A Southern Girl Bakery was born. Romonia told us back in October (see the story here) that she learned to love baking in her grandmother’s kitchen, and Courtney adds that their goal is “bringing those memories from the South, and just trying to recreate it per se, here in New England.” And, yes, no doubt the menu is full of decadent, delicious treats, from cupcakes (including booze-infused ones) and coconut pie to cobbler and double-layer cakes, but those with special dietary needs aren’t left out. They also offer a number of different baked goods that are gluten-free, “everything-free” (no nuts, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, coconut or sesame), sugar-free and vegan.

Gourmet Cotton Candy
When it comes to cotton candy, there really is no ceiling in terms of flavors. Sillie Puffs in Manchester has 64 cotton candy flavors and counting. It’s not just the type of flavors one would find at their favorite ice cream stand, like apple pie, cheesecake, gingerbread or strawberry banana. There are options to add some whimsy to your favorite summertime cocktails, like bacon cotton candy with a shot of bourbon or piña colada cotton candy on a piña colada. The sky’s the limit. Sillie Puffs are also sold at several locations throughout New Hampshire and cater special events including weddings, birthday parties. 

Bird Food Baking Co

From Editor’s Pick Bird Food Baking Co.

Prodigious Baking
Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, krispie treats, stuffed waffles, waffle pops and … cruffins (a croissant and muffin hybrid)? Don’t mind if we do. Trina Bird creates her prodigious carb-y Bird Food Baking Co. masterpieces out of her residential kitchen in Goffstown, where you can pick up your own orders, or you can stop by local spots like Apotheca Flowers, Loon Chocolate and The Bookery to sample fresh coffee and treats like a blueberry cake or whoopie pie doughnut.

Readers’ Poll Winners

Bakery Overall
Bearded Baking Co.

Manchester
beardedbaking.com

Bakery Overall Multilocation Regional winner
Frederick’s Pastries
Multiple Locations
pastry.net

Bakery Concord Area
Bread & Chocolate

Concord
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Bakery Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Blue Loon Bakery
New London
blueloonbakery.com

Bakery Great North Woods Region
Polish Princess Bakery
Lancaster
polishprincessbakery.com

Bakery Lakes Region
Yum Yum Shop
Wolfeboro
yumyumshop.com

Bakery Manchester Area
Black Forest Café
Amherst
theblackforestcafe.com

Bakery Monadnock Region
Culture

Milford
culturenh.com

Bakery Nashua Area
Buckley’s Bakery & Café
Merrimack and Hollis
buckleysbakerycafe.com

Bakery Salem Area
Klemm’s Bakery
Windham
klemmsbakery.com

Bakery Seacoast Region
Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop
Dover
harveysbakery.com

Bakery White Mountains Region
Red Wagon Bakery
Canaan
redwagonbakery.com

Cakes
Bearded Baking Co.
Manchester
beardedbaking.com

Cakes Multilocation Regional
Frederick’s Pastries
Bedford, Amherst and North Andover, Mass.
pastry.net

Chocolatier
Van Otis
Manchester
vanotis.com

Coffee Shop Overall
Blue Harbor Coffee Co.
Hampton
blueharborcoffee.com

Coffee Shop Overall Multilocation Local
A&E Coffee & Tea
Amherst, Goffstown and Manchester
aeroastery.com

Coffee Roaster Multilocation Local
A&E Coffee & Tea
Amherst, Goffstown and Manchester
aeroastery.com

Coffee Shop Concord Area
The Brothers’ Cortado
Concord
brotherscortado.com

Coffee Shop Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Lucky’s Coffee Garage
Lebanon
luckyscoffeegarage.com

Coffee Shop Great North Woods Region
The Granite Grind
Lancaster
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Coffee Shop Lakes Region
Wayfarer Coffee Roasters
Laconia
wayfarerroasters.com

Coffee Shop Manchester Area
Hometown Coffee Roasters
Manchester
hometownroasters.com

Coffee Shop Monadnock Region
Union Coffee Company
Milford
unioncoffee.co

Coffee Shop Nashua Area
Riverwalk Café & Music Bar
Nashua
riverwalknashua.com

Coffee Shop Salem Area
The Grind
Derry
thegrindnh.com

Coffee Shop Seacoast Region
Adelle’s Coffeehouse
Dover
adellescoffeehouse.comCoffee Shop

Coffee Shop White Mountains Region
Metropolitan Coffee House

North Conway
metropolitancoffeehouse.com

Cupcakes
Queen City Cupcakes
Manchester
qccupcakes.com

Doughnuts
Klemm’s Bakery
Windham
klemmsbakery.com

Ice Cream Overall
Moo’s Place Homemade Ice Cream
Derry and Salem
moosplace.com

Ice Cream Overall Multilocation
Hayward’s Ice Cream
Nashua
haywardsicecream.com

Ice Cream Concord Area
Arnie’s Place

Concord
arniesplace.com

Ice Cream Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream

Sunapee
icecreamkidbeck.com

Ice Cream Great North Woods Region
Moose Alley Cones

Pittsburg
partridgecabins.com/about-us/moose-alley-cones

Ice Cream Lakes Region
Jordan’s Ice Creamery

Belmont
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Ice Cream Manchester Area
Puritan Backroom

Manchester
puritanbackroom.com

Ice Cream Monadnock Region
Sundae Drive
Brookline
Facebook

Ice Cream Monadnock Region Multilocation Local
Kimball Farm

Jaffrey and Mass. Locations
kimballfarm.com

Ice Cream Nashua Area
King Kone
Merrimack
kingkonenh.com

Ice Cream Salem Area
Jay Gee’s Ice Cream
Salem
jaygees.com

Ice Cream Seacoast Region
Lago’s Ice Cream

Rye
lagosicecream.com

Ice Cream White Mountains Region
Bishops Homemade Ice Cream

Littleton
bishopshomemadeicecream.com

 

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