The Best Bakeries in Strasbourg

Bakery delights
Bakery delights | ©Sylvia Edwards Davis

The position of the capital of Alsace, right on the border, brings the best of German and French baking traditions to the table. From light and airy French croissants and baguettes to fluffy beignets, soft pretzels and tiny bredele butter cookies, you are never far from a tasty treat walking around the center of Strasbourg. Simply follow the aroma to your nearest bakery or pick one from our list of top local favorites.

1. Dreher

Bakery, French, Pastries

Founded in 1987, Maison Dreher is a family business originally in Kehl, Germany, that has now successfully expanded on both banks of the Rhine River. Dreher is known for its irresistible pretzels and their masterpiece Kugelhopf, but that’s just the beginning of the sensational selection on display. They have a lovely café and tables on the sidewalk to enjoy their goods sur place.

2. Au Pain de Mon Grand Père

Bakery, French

Patrick Dinel opened his first bakery in 2002 which he named ‘The Bread of My Grandfather” as an homage to ancestral Alsace baking tradition. His son Bruno joined his father the following year. Bruno became the youngest Maître Boulanger in France in 2006 at the age of 22 years, while his father Patrick obtained the Baker of the Year Award in 2007.

3. Du Blé au Pain

Bakery, French, Pastries

With a true passion for his profession, Julien Ducret wanted to start his own business in order to be the leader of his own bakery. In 2001 he obtained his diploma, and in 2002 he was named Meilleur Apprenti de France. From there on he has gone from strength to strength, building a loyal following that rave about his creative breads with figs, raisins, and the original sweet cocoa loaf at Du Blé au Pain.

5. Pains Westermann

Bakery, French, Pastries

In the shadow of the Cathedral, in the heart of the Carré d’Or, the Westermann bakery has been delighting patrons for 20 years. They make more than 20 kinds of bread each day with walnuts, hazelnuts olives, mustard, figs and many other varieties, plus an amazing selection of pastries and viennoiseries.

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