Frederick's bakery scene has grown tremendously over the last few years. The area has gone from a small handful of options to over 20 dedicated bakeshops serving up a wide variety of sweet and savory treats. With so many great choices, it can be hard to decide where to start. You could easily spend weeks trying every spot (and if you can, you should). If you are only here for a few days, this list should help you to narrow it down. These are some of Frederick's best bakeries!

4 The Love of Sweets

The Death by Chocolate Milkshake from 4 The Love of Sweets

Have you seen those instagrammable milkshakes people have been posting from vacation? You know, the ones with a second dessert sticking out of the cup. This is where you can find those milkshakes. You can also make a sweet and delicious breakfast here with gourmet waffles or stuffed french toast.

Stone Hearth Bakery

Stone Hearth Bakery cinnamon rolls and fruit tarts

Fans of Europe's famous bakeries will love this shop. You'll find a wide variety of fine European breads and pastries including a few unique treats that you won't find elsewhere.

Hive Bakeshop

Hive Bakeshop's chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and sprinkles

If there's a holiday coming up, this is a great place to pick your celebratory treats. This bakery always has a diverse array of holiday-themed specials in addition to their typical selection of macaroons, cupcakes, and other treats.

Deb's Artisan Bakehouse

Assorted pastries from Deb's Artisan Bakehouse

You'll have to plan ahead to enjoy this popular spot, they are only open for a few hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays and they require pre-order. The planning will be well worth it when you taste these pastries.

Ed's Country Bakery

Display case of baked goods at Ed's Country BakeryThey weren't kidding when they added country to their name, you'll think you are driving onto someone's farm when you arrive. They do have an exclusive city feel though, only opening on the second Saturday of each month. People come from all over the state to stock up on this limited supply of goodies. While you're there, you can also grab farm fresh eggs and a variety of meats.

Ibiza Cafe

Ibiza Cafe's Ruby and Pearl Tea in a to-go cup

Technically this spot is a cafe, but they have a rotating selection of local baked goods that is to die for. If you like a good cup of coffee or tea with your baked goods, this Downtown Frederick spot is the perfect choice. The offerings change every day, but you can usually find out what's in the pastry case if you follow them on social media.

Glory Doughnuts

Snores doughnuts on trays at Glory Doughnuts

If you are looking for vegan treats, this popular doughnut shop and diner is your best bet. Always offering a different variety of flavors, this bakery sells out almost every day. If you really want something in particular, be sure to arrive early!