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Jaarsma Bakery


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards

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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to look around and get some Dutch letters. The are really good but very pricey. Nice bakery but a terrible set up for people to look and purchase items.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 26lovetotravel26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before with my wife, remember she enjoyed the pastries. Was my good luck to remember it was Vday while I was in Pella for work. Very reasonably, all tasty.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dmarkiowa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They have so many wonderful treats it is hard to choose! Personal favorites are the Bismarks, the Spekuloos and the almond banket! So many delicious choices!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank laughlinfamily5
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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 January 6, 2019

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 December 30, 2018

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 December 26, 2018 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
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