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Jaarsma Bakery


The delicious breads you order today are baked w/ the old-world recipes our founder, Harmon jaarsma, brought from holland. fresh quality pastries w/ the finest ingredients & no preservatives are baked daily by the 3rd & 4th generation jaarsma family bakers. we take pride in the quality of our baked goods every step of the way.
Dutch Apple Bread
Cinnamon Bread
Currant Almond Bread
Dutch Apple Bread
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best bakeries in the area. Widely known for their Dutch Letters plus many more delightful selections. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied after a visit to this quaint long time Pela tradition.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vnikkel17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drive the 40 plus miles to Pella from West Des Moines every few months to purchase special pastry treats at Jaarsma Dutch Bakery. Routinely we select 4 dozen Dutch Letters and 2 dozen Cinnamon Crispy rolls. These are uniquely delicious fresh pastries. Since they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh baked, delicious choices of bakery items. Donuts, Bismarck’s, Dutch letters and dinner rolls we bought, were all delicious. None of our group was disappointed with any choices.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a stop in 2 get some Dutch letters and left with way more than I had planned on..everything looked great.. 4 me the pillow puffs and coffee cake were my favorites! U must try this place!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tybo1977
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Have read a lot about Jaarsma Bakery so we had to stop and buy some things on our way to Thanksgiving with relatives. First time there and it was busy the day before Thanksgiving. Wasn't sure of how the process worked until we got inside...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I love stopping at this awesome place. We've been getting pastries, cookies and breads from here for several years. Even when they are busy, you dont have to wait very long. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 990bridgetr
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Famous stop for dutch pastries. Great variety to satisfy your sweet tooth. Convenient location on the south side of the square in downtown Pella.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee Z
Reviewed October 20, 2018

During a recent visit to Pella, a beautiful Dutch town located about 45 minutes east of Des Moines, we made a stop at Jaarsma Bakery. We'd seen it on Facebook and just had to check it out. What a charming place! The bakery was just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sgfintl
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Dutch Letters are good but machine made and not as good as a bakery down the street hand made. Puff pillows are excellent. Service is confusing. Many goodies to choose from.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We were advised to try the Dutch Letters. Only regret is that we did not get more. Great any time of the day Next time I want to try the Bee Hive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 21rendam
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