Ceres Bakery

Head to this local institution for much-beloved breads.

By Catherine Smart

Ceres is pure Portsmouth; unchanged and uncompromising, it’s been serving up quality baked goods since 1980, long before craft cocktails and Boston-level rents were a thing in this quaint coastal city. Regulars and tourists alike head here for comforting lemon cookies, decadent coconut cream cake, and fresh sandwiches piled onto next-level cornmeal molasses anadama bread (the embodiment of New England in a loaf). Overwhelmed by all the delightful carb choices? Look to the specials scrawled on the blackboard (quiche, soup, burrito bowls, etc.) and don’t forget to pick up something sweet.

Ceres Bakery

51 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH

  • Must Have


Sample this bread in some form-whether it's sandwiched, sliced, or ripped right off the loaf.

  • Insider Tip

Ask for a sliced loaf of one of Ceres’ excellent breads, and keep it in your freezer for a week’s worth of perfect toast.

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