Ocean City has quite the reputation as a health-food lover’s haven. And though there are plenty of smoothie, yogurt, gluten-free and vegan options in the beach town, let’s not forget about the good ol’ fashioned bakeries in Ocean City.
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America’s greatest family resort still has a ton of established eateries known for their sweets, like Brown’s, Fractured Prune and Dot’s Pastry Shop. These places have remained humming, despite the pervasive trend toward healthy foods.
Two new bakeries have also recently opened their doors in Ocean City, Nauti Donuts and The Beachin’ Bakery, with another, Dead End Bakeshop, soon to open for business. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from these scrumptious sweet shops.
Nauti Donuts’ specialty is hot, made-to-order cake donuts that can be dressed up any way you prefer. Step one is choosing the coating, which ranges from vanilla to blueberry to maple and more. Step two adds toppings like cinnamon sugar, Fruity Pebbles, bacon or even pork roll. In the final step, guests choose a drizzle, like salted caramel, marshmallow or peanut butter.
This hot spot opened in June, and has satisfied the sweet tooths of many Ocean City guests ever since. Those indecisive few who have a hard time choosing all three steps can go with one of Nauti Donuts’ pre-designed options, or even dig into a Jonny Tsunami, a glazed donut with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, hot fudge and powdered sugar on top.
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 2133 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Go to NautiDonuts.com.
The Beachin’ Bakery
The Beachin’ Bakery had been making custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies from online orders for some time now, but they only just opened their brick-and-mortar shop on Asbury Avenue this spring.
The bakery specializes in unique creations. Looking for a unicorn cake? Cookies for a bridal shower? Mermaid cupcakes? The Beachin’ Bakery can make it happen. Hit them up for any unconventional birthday or party desserts, and they’ll work their magic to make your vision happen. They also occasionally offer specially made chipwiches, ice cream sandwiched between two cookies, at the store. Check The Beachin’ Bakery’s Facebook page for updates on what’s available from day to day.
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays. Located at 1046 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Go to The Beachin’ Bakery on Facebook.