Happy National Pastry Day! Here are our favorite sweet spots in Palm Beach County

It’s National Pastry Day! You can never go wrong with these easy grab-n-go’s — whether you’re celebrating a silly, Internet holiday or not. From classic croissant to Cuban pastelito to French quiche, you’ll be happily fulfilled. And lucky for you, Palm Beach County has plenty of places to cure your cravings and help you celebrate today’s sweet holiday.

Here are 7 places to get your pastry on today:

Sugar Monkey

“Making the world a sweeter place…

Parisian macarons from the Sugar Monkey at the Grand Tasting Tuesday night at 150 WORTH on the last day of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2012. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Parisian macarons from the Sugar Monkey at the Grand Tasting Tuesday night at 150 WORTH on the last day of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2012. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

… one cake at a time” as they say. This Lake Worth bake shop specializes in custom orders and sweet treats. Owner Jennifer Reed is known for blending classic French sweets with a splash of the Midwest. If you’re driving through the Dixie Corridor, keep an eye out for the Sugar Monkey.

Address: 2402 N Dixie Hwy #2, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone: (561) 689-7844


Tulipan

Vamo’!

guava pastry

Guava pastry from Tulipan

No chairs, no tables, no worries. Tulipan is a true take-out joint located in West Palm Beach and in North Palm Beach. This is a friendly-shop where people simply do their time in line, take their food and leave. What’s Tulipan known for? Authentic Cuban pastelitos and cafe con leche.

Address: 740 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 | 731 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Phone: (561) 832-6107 | 561-842-4847


Upper Crust

A line worth the wait.

LAKE WORTH - A pecan pie baked fresh at the The Upper Crust in Lake Worth. The pie baking company offers as many as 34 different types of pies including meringue pies, fruit pies, cream pies, and specialties such as no sugar added apple and French California strawberry. The business was founded by Raul "Rudy" Quintero and his wife Helen 31 years ago. While Quintero unfortunately passed away this past September, the business is still family operated. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

LAKE WORTH – A pecan pie baked fresh at the The Upper Crust in Lake Worth. The pie baking company offers as many as 34 different types of pies including meringue pies, fruit pies, cream pies, and specialties such as no sugar added apple and French California strawberry. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

Nothing keeps customers from forming huge lines outside of the Upper Crust in Lake Worth during certain times of the year. This 38-year-old bakery is known especially for its pies — especially the strawberry rhubarb pie and the pecan pie.

Address: 2015 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone: (561) 586-5456


Paneterie

Keep calm, eat pastries.

The chocolate eclair at Paneterie. (Samantha Ragland/The Palm Beach Post)

The chocolate eclair at Paneterie. (Samantha Ragland/The Palm Beach Post)

The relaxed Paneterie bakery in downtown West Palm Beach offers a quick bite with a few tables inside and outside. Choose from a variety of French fares such as salade nicoise and quiche with pricing between $7 to $10 each. But if you’re planning to enjoy the National Pastry holiday, then you need to have a few macaroons and definitely the chocolate eclair.

Address: 205 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (561) 223-2992


Ganache Bakery Cafe

“Everything tastes better with love”

That seems to be the motto behind this West Palm Beach Bakery since both founders had a love for baking since their early ages. Joan and Jamal founded this online business, giving customers made-to-order baked goodies all year round.

Address: 120 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (561) 507-5082


Patrick Leze

Mmmm…délicieux.

Patrick Leze Palm Beach offers blueberry macarons and blueberry muffins. (Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Post)

Patrick Leze Palm Beach offers blueberry macarons and blueberry muffins. (Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Post)

Named after the chef who owns the bakery, Patrick Leze is a Palm Beach gem featuring mouth-watering French pastries. What do people buy here? The pastry case full of decadent macaroons, brioches, croissants and tarts.

Address: 229 Sunrise Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Phone: (561) 366-1313


Cafe Sweets

It’s a family affair

A place that focuses on making their customers feel like family is Cafe Sweets in West Palm Beach. A traditional, bakery with a sweet touch of Southern hospitality makes this shop a go-to. If it’s been in the family for three-generations, they must be doing something right. My recommendation: The banana pudding cupcake. Though not exactly a pastry, it’ll hit ya in the heart in the best way.

Address: 519 25th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone: (561) 249-7167

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