Three Great Road-Trip Bakeries in Wisconsin


Offering 15 flavors of kringle, the Olesen family has been serving Danish delights in Racine since 1949. Other specialties include Seven Sisters Coffee Cake, kransekager,  and pumpernickel and rye breads.

New Glarus Bakery – New Glarus

Hand-formed breads, nut horns and delectable holiday stollen made with marzipan have enticed customers to this Swiss-American bakery since 1910.

Norske Nook Restaurant & Bakery – Osseo, Hayward, Rice Lake, DeForest

Hands-down, banana cream pies are the big seller year-round, but hand-rolled crust and numerous fruit pies draw fans from around the state to bakeries in Osseo, Hayward, DeForest and Rice Lake. Pies also are sold at Northwoods Brewpub and Grill in Eau Claire.

Kristine Kierzek is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee. Content produced in cooperation with Wisconsin Trails.