Looking to try the best bakeries on a budget in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most popular such spots in Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the top places to satisfy your cravings.
1. Mt. Washington Creamy Whip
Topping the list is Mt. Washington Creamy Whip. Located at 2069 Beechmont Ave., it's the highest-rated inexpensive bakery in Cincinnati, boasting 4.5 stars out of 41 reviews on Yelp. The spot also offers ice cream, frozen yogurt and more.
The Yelp site has lots more information on Mt. Washington Creamy Whip.
"Generations of the family bakery in our building and now the Creamy Whip with a touch of baking," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile.
As to what the business is known for, "Here we share old memories with our select baked goods from the Old Mt. Washington Bakery, and we create new memories with our Creamy Whip!"
2. Taste of Belgium
Next up is Over-The-Rhine's Taste of Belgium, located at 1801 Race St. in Findlay Market. With 4.5 stars out of 154 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and creperie has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
The site can tell you a thing or two more about Taste of Belgium.
"We started at the back of a produce store in May 2007 at Findlay Market," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "We have been expanding and adding new products ever since. We now have a full-line bakery at Findlay Market and another store at the North Market in Columbus."
As to what the business is known for, "Liège-style waffles, sweet and savory crêpes, full bakery and a new line of French macarons (not to be confused with macaroons)," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "We also do the full line of specialty coffee/espresso. We can also cater any size parties, from corporate events to weddings."
3. Happy Chicks Bakery
Over in Northside, check out Happy Chicks Bakery, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 90 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the vegan bakery by heading to 4035 Hamilton Ave.
The site offers up a thing or two more about Happy Chicks Bakery. In terms of signature items, "Creative flavors made with kindness and love," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Always free of dairy, egg and artificial dyes (vegan) bakery striving to create amazing treats. All of our products are made from scratch in our Northside shop."
4. Bonomini Bakery
Finally, there's Bonomini Bakery, another Northside favorite with 4.5 stars out of 68 reviews. Stop by 1677 Blue Rock St. to hit up the bakery, which offers doughnuts and more, the next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget.
The site has more information on Bonomini Bakery. "Enjoy the sweet things in life. Family owned and operated, 3rd generation" it notes on Yelp.