5 to Try: Bakeries

Craving chocolate cake, freshly baked bread or a flaky pastry? Indulge in decadent carbs at these top Cleveland bakeries.

Updated: February 06, 2004

5 to Try

Aladdin's Baking Co

1301 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Incomparably fluffy, fresh pitas, huge baklava squares, apricot rolls and more make for some intoxicatingly sweet aromas.

Presti Bakery

12101 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Authentic Italian cannolis, silky cookies, sundry biscottis, tiramisu and cassata cakes perfected over 100 years.

Lelolai Bakery & Cafe

1889 W 25TH St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Bona fide Puerto Rican nosh--including exotic flans and cheesecakes--with great views of bustling West 25th Street.

Rudy's Strudel & Bakery

5580 Ridge Rd, Parma, OH 44129

Preservative-free, not-to-be-bested, Eastern European strudels and kolchikis, made-to-order wedding cakes and pastries galore.