Bluebird Bakery

2 Little Shambles, York YO1 7LY, 01904 627706

Located just around the corner from The Shambles, Bluebird Bakery sells a fantastic selection of artisan breads, cakes and pastries to tempt you. We’re rather partial to their pork and fennel savoury pastries and brownies. Around Easter time, their hot cross buns are incredibly delicious.

Opening hours: Tues-Sat 09:00 – 17:00


73 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, 01904 270390

If you’re staying in one of our recommended apartments near the Museum gardens, you’ll be happy to know there’s a great bakery near-by. Dough sells artisan breads, pizzas, and pastries with an Italian influence.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:30 – 16:30, Sat 08:00 – 18:00

Haxby Bakehouse 

Ryedale Court, 8 Ryedale Ct, Haxby, York YO32 3SA, +44 (0)1904 765878

Our favourite artisan baker and the bread we eat more than any other, Haxby bread is absolutely fantastic. Haxby Bakehouse is located in the village of Haxby, 4 miles from the centre but fortunately, you can buy Haxby bread at many of the shops we recommend including The Good Food Shop, Love Cheese, Brew and Brownie Bakehouse. You will find their bread in just about every restaurant and cafe we recommend!

Opening hours: Tues-Fri 09:00 – 17:30, Sat 08:30 – 16:00

Pinder and Scott

6 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, +44 (0)1904 627701

Another artisan producer of fine bread, Pinder and Scott sell a wonderful selection of breads including their famous cheese and marmite bread. We really like all their cheese and herb offerings. They also sell a great selection of loose leaf teas.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 09:00 – 17:00, Sun 11:00 – 16:00