Bakery

Kowalski's Artisan BreadsOur bakeries strive to offer the highest quality, freshest products possible with knowledgeable, friendly customer service. Always top of mind are our strict standards: to make quality baked goods made with the cleanest ingredients possible, all while providing the best in taste, freshness, variety and price. Our strict shelf life standards ensure that you have maximum time to enjoy your purchased baked goods.

While we bake many of our own products on site, we also partner with local artisan bakers so we can offer the very best selection of baked goods, artisan breads, pastries and other sweet treats. We choose partners based on their ability to produce unique, quality products and strive to build good relationships that ensure sustainability. Our partners include A Gourmet Thyme Too, Bread Loafts Morning Buns, Lily Bloom's Kitchen, Minneapple Pies, North Country Fudge, Day Brightener's Cookies, just to name a few.

We also have a Central Bakery that produces, packages and ships to every store daily, resulting in fresh product and limited use of our freezer. (Freezing product is a common practice that our competitors rely upon heavily.) Always top of mind are our strict standards: to make quality baked goods with the cleanest ingredients possible, all while providing the best in taste, freshness, variety and price.

Our Bakery Features

Kowalski's Signature Bakery BarsFresh Pastry Case

All the sweet treats you'll find in our pastry case are baked fresh daily on site, including our melt-in-your-mouth Morning Buns, croissants, bagels, jumbo muffins, donuts and more.

Signature Bars Program

Bars are a big part of the Kowalski's bakery story. All of our bars are baked from custom recipes, decorated and cut right at our Central Bakery and shipped daily to each and every one of our locations. Our selection includes: rich Chocolate Brownies, Iced Brownies, Nut Goodie Bars, Seven-Layer Bars, Mint Bars (available seasonally), Lemon Bars (available seasonally), Fudge Revel Bars, Irish Creme Bars (available seasonally) and Pumpkin Bars.

Fresh Artisan Breads

Chances are you'll smell our fresh baked artisan breads before you see them. Our Artisan Bread Table is brimming with a diverse selection of European breads baked right in our stores, including crispy French baguettes, sweet onion rolls, five kinds of focaccia, flaky 72-layer biscuits and more. Our variety surpasses any bakery in the market. We also carry a selection of Take & Bake artisan breads, including our popular Garlic Buttered and Salsa di Parma Baguettes.

Signature Cake Program

Kowalski's Red Velvet Dessert CakeOur traditional birthday cakes are made with moist, rich cake and frosted with our Family Favorite Buttercream. This buttercream recipe has been in the Kowalski family for over 30 years and is made from scratch with just five simple ingredients, including real butter (not immitation flavoring).

Our specialty Dessert Cakes are a collaboration between Kowalski's culinary and bakery experts. Each unique recipe is made from scratch using top-quality ingredients. Flavors include our rich Red Velvet Cake with luscious cream cheese icing; our super-moist, super-chocolaty Chocolate Ganache Cake; our perennially popular Carrot Cake packed with walnuts, carrots and a touch of sweet pineapple; our elegant Champagne Cake, a white cake that we have made sweeter and brighter with the addition of real Champagne (also available topped and filled with fresh seasonal fruit); and our decadent Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake, which we have brushed with a lightly simple syrup and frosted with caramel-swirled buttercream. Stunningly decorated, they are great for entertaining or celebrating that special occasion.

Family Favorite Cookies

Kowalski's Signature Fruit PieWe've taken all the work out of fresh-from-the-oven cookies! From Chocolate Chunk to Date Corn Flake, these old-fashioned favorites are handmade from family recipes for a comforting, familiar flavor. They are available in a size that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. They're amazingly delicious!

Signature Fruit Pies

Our real fruit pies are made with only the best ingredients, hand-selected from farmers we know and trust – from apple and cherry to peach and boysenberry and everything in between. We even offer a unique Rustic Apple Pie bursting with 4 lbs. of fresh apples!

Local Partners

A Gourmet Thyme Too • Bread Loafers • Bistro Meringue • Great Harvest Bread Co.Minneapple Pie • New French Bakery • Lily Bloom's Kitchen

We also feature our own Signature Products line. These are items we have tested ourselves, and we are proud to put our name on them.