So you don’t like to bake, or you like to bake but you’re not going to tackle a Bûche de Noël. That’s fine. Go to a bakery.
Here’s a roundup of what’s available at some Triangle bakeries:
Annelore’s German Bakery
Stollen, Lebkuchen, Pfeffernuesse, assorted Christmas cookies and Gingerbread Tea Cake. Special order only: Black Forest Cake, Whiskey Chocolate Cake, Cranberry Lime Tart, Apple Almond Tart, Pear Bittersweet Chocolate Tart, Pumpkin Buttercream Roll. Prices vary.
Order: Email email@example.com or call by Dec. 18.
Info: Selling 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at State Farmers Market and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Western Wake Farmers Market; 919-294-8040, facebook.com/AnneloresGermanBakery
Spiced Date Levain Bread, $7.50; Apple Pie, $25; Kouign-amann, $16; plus Soft Gingerbread and Cranberry Chess Pie.
Call, visit store or online by Dec. 20.
614 W. South St., Raleigh, 919-999-3984, boultedbread.com
Chicken Bridge Bakery
Knäckebröd rye crisp, $2; Oatmeal Cocoa Nib Cookie, $2; Swedish Friendship Bread, $5.
No pre-orders. Sold 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the Durham Farmers’ Market.
Weihnacht’s Stollen, $6.25-$23.50; Bûche de Noël, $48; Opera torte, $25; Red Berry Tart, $5.25-$30; Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tart, $3.95-$25; Apple and Cherry Strudel, $4.95-$28; Coffee Cake, $12; Eggnog Eclair, $4.95; French Macarons, $7.95/six; sugar cookies, $4.75.
Christmas specialty cookies:
Spekulatius $4.95/quarter-pound; Zimtstern, $4.95/quarter-pound; gingersnaps, $5.95/five; Linzauer, $7.95/six; Florentiner, $9.95/three.
Savory party specialties:
Cheddar Cheese Shortbread, $6.95/quarter pound; Black Pepper Sea Salt Crackers, $5.95/quarter pound; Cranberry Roll with Orange, $1.25-$6.75; Harvest bread, $8.95.
Call or online by 6 p.m. Dec. 21.
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. 919-401-2600, guglhupf.com
Christmas cookie assortment, $24-$35; assorted breakfast pastries, $18; Yule Log, $31-$57; Red Velvet Cake, $31.50-$41.50; cupcakes, $19/six, $35/dozen; pumpkin or zucchini bread, $7-$15.
Call or visit store by Dec. 21.
2603 Glenwood Ave., Suite 123, Raleigh, 919-787-3995, hereghty.com
La Farm Bakery
Chocolate Cranberry Bread, $7.99; Linzer Challah, $7.99; Stollen, $8.99-$15.99; and Giandjua Babka, $12.99.
Call, visit store or online by Dec. 21.
4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, 919-657-0657, lafarmbakery.com
Purchase in store until Dec. 24. Visit store or call (no answering machine orders) by Dec. 19 to guarantee. Specify pick-up at store, Durham or Chapel Hill farmers markets.
111 W. Parrish St., Durham, 919-797-1254, nando.com/loafdurham
Three types of Bûche de Noël (gingerbread, $39; pistachio, $41; chocolate, $43); Christmas morning box of 12 assorted pastries, $37.
Call or visit store by Dec. 18. Pickup is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24.
235 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, 919-307-4950, lucettegrace.com
Night Kitchen Bakehouse
Stollen, $16.75-$19.50; Linzertorte, $5.50-$28; Apple Brown Butter Tart, $5.50-$28; Spiced Maple Syrup Pecan Tart, $5.50-$28; Chocolate Whiskey Cake, $22-$42; cookies (spiced shortbread, vanilla crescents, Zimtsterne, biscotti), $1.25-$15.50; Rugelach, $2.75-$15.50.
Call, visit store or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 20 for pickup Dec. 23-24. Orders for pickup before Dec. 23 require 48 hours notice.
10 W. Franklin St., Suite 140, Raleigh, 984-232-8907, raleighnightkitchen.com
Ninth Street Bakery
Stollen, $6.75; Pan Forte, $12; Gingersnaps, $7.95/1-pound; Pecan Pie, Apple Cranberry Pie or Buttermilk Cranberry Pie, $13.95; Spiced Eggnog Pound Cake, Cranberry White Chocolate Pound Cake or Gingerbread Pound Cake, $11.95.
Call or visit store by Dec. 21.
136 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham, 919-688-5606, ninthstbakery.com
Wedding Cake: Yellow Vanilla Cake, $26; Lemon Layer Cake, $26; Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, $27; Coconut Macaron Cake, $40; Pineapple Buttercream, $30; Old South Hummingbird Cake, $40; 14K Carrot Cake, $35; Red Velvet Cake, $35, Coconut Pineapple Cake, $42; Sweet Potato Cake, $35; Tortuga-style Vanilla Rum Cake, $35; Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake, $75; Old Fashioned Pound Cake in Vanilla and Lemon, $30; Sis Gal’s Coconut Pie, $18; Sweet Potato Pie, $18; Pecan Pie, $22; Pumpkin Pie, $22; Bread Pudding, $35.
Call or visit store by Dec. 16.
6617 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 105, Raleigh, 919-703-0095, premier-cakes.com
Rose’s Meat Market and Sweets Shop
Apple Galette (Plain Apple, Apple and Sour Cherry or Apple Almond Crumble), $5.50-$35; Apple Cinnamon Croissant Bread Pudding, $20-$32; Chocolate Buttermilk Cake, $25-$45; Fresh Ginger Cake, $25-$35; Apple Pecan Cake, $25-$35; Pie Dough, $5; Riccarelli cookies, $16/pound; Double Chocolate Cookie, $2.25; Gingersnaps, Chocolate Wafers, Lemon Shortbread and Almond Biscotti, $13/pound.
Call or visit store by Dec. 20.
121 N. Gregson St., Durham, 919-797-2233, rosesmeatandsweets.com.
Pies and Tarts:
Toasted Oat and Salted Honey, $20; Buttermilk Sweet Potato, $20; Chestnut Cream, $24; Coconut Caramel Cream, $24; Brown Butter Pecan, $24; Roasted Peanut Chess, $20; Heirloom Apple with Sesame Streusel, $24, Shaker Lemon, $24, Chocolate Chess, $20; Lemon Chess, $20; Vanilla Grapefruit Tart, $18; Mocha Almond Tart, $18; Shaved Brussels Sprout and Bacon Crostata, $16; Potato & Creamy Green Onion Crostata, $16; Ham, Cheddar and Chive Farmhouse Pie, $20.
Cakes and Cookies:
Espresso Mandelbrot, $8; Poppy Seed or Green Olive Rugelach, $10; Sesame or Cinnamon Raisin Challah, $8; Chocolate Chestnut Babka, $24; Holiday Cookie Box, $20; Chocolate Orange Marmalade Cake, $24; Fullsteam Gingerbread, $24; Donut Muffins, $20; Pigs in a Blanket, $15; Cheezy Bacon Jam Buns, $30; Lunn Buns, $5; Sweet Potato Biscuits, $14.
Call or email email@example.com or download online form and return it to store by Dec. 21. Delivery available with a $50 minimum.
111 Orange St., Durham, 919-956-5200, piefantasy.com
Yellow Dog Bread Co.
Sweet Potato Pie, $20; Salted Pecan Pie, $20; Cranberry Apple Pie, $25; Coconut Cake, $25; Decorated Gingerbread Folk, $3.50; Pumpkin Walnut Bread, $7; Stollen, $8; Rosemary, Cheddar and Pumpkin Seed Boule, $5.50; Yeast Rolls, $3.50-$6.
Call or visit store by Dec. 19.
219 E. Franklin St., Raleigh, 984-232-0291, yellowdogbread.com