13 Famous Bakeries Where You Can Order Last-Minute Treats Online

Photographed by Aeschleah DeMartino.
If you ask us, the absolute best gifts are edible. Who could turn down a personal platter stacked full of warm and fresh-baked cookies or, better yet, a dozen cupcakes that are sized and frosted to perfection?
Unless you have a bunch of Scrooges who are utterly opposed to sweets on your holiday list, this idea is foolproof. With seasonal festivities at their peak, however, baking everything yourself could be a tad tedious. Instead, put down your oven mitts and enlist some outside help from the pros by ordering online. Not only will you free up precious time, time which can be spent creating memories away from the kitchen, but your loved ones will find whatever treat you choose hard to resist.
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From Shari's Berries and Milk Bar to Little Pie Company and Levain Bakery, we've rounded up a list of 13 popular bake shops that ship nationwide worth considering. After all, the clock is ticking down with not a moment to spare. Good luck!
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Magnolia Bakery

Ask almost any New Yorker, and we bet they will say that Magnolia Bakery sells some of the world's best-tasting banana pudding — like, ever. It is available in a variety of flavors including seasonal picks like chocolate peppermint, making it a great snack to keep stashed away whenever you need a sugary pick-me-up.
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Cheryl's Cookies

If cookies are more your style, look no further. A great majority of these ones come decorated and frosted with a delicious buttercream icing. (Pssst, there's even an assortment of gluten-free options for our friends with food allergies.)
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Shari's Berries

Who said chocolates and fruit were only a Valentine's Day thing? Available year round, we recommend giving the chocolate-covered, cheesecake bites and dipped strawberries at Shari's Berries a whirl.
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Harry & David

As stated in the brand's Insta profile, the folks over at Harry & David take gift-giving and entertaining pretty seriously. So much so that they offer what seems like hundreds of pre-wrapped items at a moments notice, which comes in handy for some especially during the busy holiday season.
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Zucker Bakery

Located in New York's historic East Villiage, Zucker Bakery provides its customers with unique eats, from Argentinian cookie sandwiches to chocolate babka, a sweet yeasted cake perfect for breakfast — or anytime.
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Baked By Melissa

Baked By Melissa creates the most innovative cupcake flavors. From holiday flavors, like Cookies & Milk and Hot Cocoa, to the shop's "original greats," like Red Velvet and Mint Cookie, your taste buds won't know what hit them.
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Levain Bakery

Chocolate chip cookie lovers, meet your newest addiction. These mounds of gooey goodness draw massive lines outside each of Levain Bakery's four locations daily. Don't believe us? Check out the bake shop's line cam for proof! Lucky for you, the cookies can also be shipped to your doorstep in a gift box.
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Milk Bar

While you won't necessarily get to snap your very own Instagram pic outside one of Milk Bar's infamous neon pink signs, you can still enjoy its many desserts by shopping online. Fresh-baked cakes, cake ball truffles, pie, and cookie tins are all on the menu.
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Little Pie Company

You haven't tasted pie until you've had a nice, thick slice from none other than Little Pie Company. With 11 flavors to choose from (think banana coconut cream, Southern pecan, Mississippi mud, key lime and sour cream apple walnut), it's all but guaranteed that you'll fall madly in love after just one bite.
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Sprinkles Cupcakes

Home to the world's first cupcake bakery and cupcake ATM, it's safe to say that Sprinkles Cupcakes is for cupcake connoisseurs when it comes to putting together a batch of irresistibly sweet treats. Thankfully, there are several ways to order online, so you won't have to worry about missing out IRL.
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Carlo's Bakery

Buddy Valastro, a.k.a The Cake Boss of Carlo's Bakery and his family, make way more than just towering wedding cakes. Italian-style cookies are another one of their specialties that fans just can't get enough of.
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Nothing Bundt Cakes

Founded in 1997 by two dedicated bakers, this shop has since then become an authority on all things bundt cake. Sold in various sizes including a traditional 8-inch version as well as bite-sized "bundtinis," there's something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.
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Georgetown Cupcake

Gourmet cupcakes made with premium ingredients? Count us in! Ingredients such as high-quality cocoa, Belgian chocolate, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, sweet cream butter, and fresh fruit are combined to create an assortment of baked masterpieces worth the wait.
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