Want to diversify your list of baked good go-tos? Check out the ethnic offerings at these five Greater Cincinnati multicultural mainstays.
Chako Bakery Café
In December, Hisako “Chako” Okawa moved her Pike Street café to MainStrasse, where she offers Japanese bites handmade from the finest mix of local and Japan-sourced ingredients, like fresh azuki sweet bread and fluffy matcha rolls.
611 Main St., Covington (859) 609-0166, chakobakerycafe.com
La Antigua Bakery
La Antigua’s cakes range from the simply decorated single-pan variety to towering interconnected works of art, while its large variety of Mexican breads remain simple and fresh—just the way we like them.
3091 W. Galbraith Rd., Colerain Twp., (513) 729-2253
Bread House Bakery
A traditional Chinese bakery with a modern twist, Bread House even offers local pickup and delivery, making it easy to snag its freshly baked items, ranging from pineapple buns to milk loaves to shredded dried pork rolls.
11974 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, (513) 386-9641, breadhousebakerycincy.com
Brij Mohan Sweets & Restaurant
Prepare to indulge in everything from gaajar burfi (grated carrot and pistachio in small cake-like rectangles) to ras malai (cheese patties cooked in milk syrup and covered with almonds.) There’s also plenty of fresh-out-the-oven Indian breads.
11259 Reading Rd., Sharonville, (513) 769-4549, brijmohancincinnati.com
While Jing Gao bakes beautiful traditional birthday cakes, her Asian offerings are
standout: sweet potato flower buns, fruit-and cream-doused sponge cakes, and soft and crispy mooncakes.
10400 Reading Rd., Evendale, (626) 592-7577