Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sanitary Bakery

Sanitary Bakery
126 East Ridge Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-6630
Phone orders accepted for worldwide shipping

Sanitary Bakery in Nanticoke is the oldest bakery in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Its name comes from a long-ago time when the word "Sanitary" indicated a level of quality and cleanliness beyond that of run-of-the-mill bakeries. In Nanticoke today, simply saying "Sanitary" brings to mind the best fresh-baked cakes, cookies, breads, and pastries this side of your grandmother's kitchen!

Block out plenty of time for your visit to Sanitary Bakery, because there's sure to be a line of people ahead of you. Walk in, take a number, look at all the delicious items in the glass cases, and if you're able, hold the door open for folks leaving the place with their arms full of boxes of goodies!

The mornings are always an especially busy time at Sanitary Bakery as people line up to get a fresh-brewed coffee and maybe a just-made donut or danish for the ride to work - or a box of them to share with their co-workers. Visiting Sanitary on Sunday morning after church is a tradition for many families. And their birthday cakes and cupcakes are the finest around, far better and less expensive than what supermarkets or big-box stores have to offer!

Seasonal and ethnic foods are a specialty, too. These include kruschicki (crisp-fried pastry bow-ties or ribbons dusted with powdered sugar) and, during the Lenten leadup to Easter, ponchki (also called paczki, punchki, or pounchki), dense, delicious, donut-like pastries traditionally filled with prunes or prune paste (lekvar) but also available with other fruit fillings.

And these treats are not solely available to residents of Nanticoke and surrounding areas! No, thanks to their website ( people from all over can see what Sanitary Bakery has to offer, and can order their favorite items by calling (570) 735-6630 (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted). But if you are anywhere in or near Nanticoke, you must experience the sights and smells of Sanitary Bakery in person!

For directions to Sanitary Bakery, go here.

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