A bakery is a shop that sells bread and other baked goods. Your neighborhood bakery might specialize in frosted cupcakes.

Some bakeries are storefronts selling a selection of pies, cakes, breads, and cookies, while others are simply places where these items are made, to be sold in other shops. People who work in a bakery are bakers — their work involves mixing batter, kneading dough, and cooking baked goods in hot ovens. The earlier term was bakehouse, which was replaced in the US by bakery in the 19th century.

Definitions of bakery

n a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold

bakehouse, bakeshop
a bakery specializing in French pastry
Type of:
shop, store
a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
work, workplace
a place where work is done

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