Beach Pea Baking Co.

Sate that sweet tooth.

By Catherine Smart

This bakery makes everything from sandwiches to wedding cakes, but we head here for pastries and sweets. Croissants come in all stripes, from Ham & Cheese to Raspberry. Take one of each—or spring for a super-moist Carrot Zucchini Muffin. We always bag up a few cookies for “later,” which end up eaten before we’ve left the parking lot. Lemon Ginger Snap Cookies (two chewy disks of sugar and spice sandwiching lemon buttercream) are a favorite, as are the decadent Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies, which just happen to be gluten-free. If you need a dessert to impress, pick up an assortment of individual items like Eclairs, Tiramisu Cream Puffs, and Bon Bombs (chocolate rounds filled with pistachio cream, raspberries, and chocolate mousse atop rich chocolate cake). And you can never go wrong with a showstopping Fresh Fruit Tart. Everything made here feels special, the kind of treats you’d bake for someone you love—if only you had the time and talent.

Beach Pea Baking Co.

53 State Rd, Kittery, ME

  • Must Have

Lemon Ginger Snap Cookie

We’d stage a whole tea party for an excuse to indulge in these sophisticated spiced sandwich cookies filled with lemony buttercream.

  • Insider Tip

Have your cake(s) and eat them, too. Beach Pea serves a wide variety of cakes by the slice, so you don’t have to choose between Carrot and Triple Chocolate.

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