Explore best cookie/cupcake shops near Portland, Maine

When it comes to sweet treats, nothing quite takes the place of a freshly-baked cookie or cupcake. Here in Portland, Maine, we have a few choices when it comes to cookie and cupcake shops, with a range of flavors and styles. Whether you're looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner or an indulgent treat for the special occasion, here’s a round up of the best local bakeries, with a focus on their cookie and cupcake selection.

Original Crumbs Bakery

Original Crumbs Bakery has been delivering fresh cookies and cupcakes since 2003. Their decadent treats have been a sensation across the state of Maine and are sold online (they ship to all 50 states in the US) and across some major supermarkets such as ShopRite, Kings, Fairway, Gristedes, D'Agostino, Westside Market NYC and Foodtown.

At Original Crumbs, the range of cookie and cupcake flavors is vast, with more than 75 different flavors available. You can indulge in a cookie jar filled with Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Candy, Psychedelic Sugar, Sprinkle Sundae, Chocolate Cherry, Red Velvet and Cotton Candy. If cupcakes are more your thing, you’ll find a range of sizes from party packs to mini and classic. With flavors like Birthday cake, Chocolate Birthday Cake, Chocolate Raspberry, Cookies and Cream, Cotton Candy, Devil's Food, Red Velvet, Strawberry Crumb and Vanilla Coconut, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Original Crumbs doesn’t have any locations outside of Portland, however their products can be found in some supermarkets. All their products are nut-free and free of trans fats, with an extensive kosher list of items available, certified by the OU. Plus, everything is baked fresh to order, guaranteeing a sweet and indulgent treat each and every time.

Plum Perfect Cupcakes

Plum Perfect Cupcakes is a family owned bakery overlooking the beautiful Casco Bay, serving delicious cupcakes and other treats with a focus on sustainable baking. The intricately designed cupcakes are made with locally-sourced ingredients, and free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. These babies aren't just beautiful - they taste divine too, with a range of classic flavors on offer.

Their cupcakes come in four sizes: mini, classic, jumbo, and party packs, meaning no matter the occasion, you can find the perfect treat for you. Not only that, but they also offer gluten-free cupcakes, with options like tempting Raspberry Velvet, Sweet Potato Caramel and Apple Spice cake, all of which are sure to tantalize the tastebuds. Even better, their jumbo cupcakes are made from scratch with only the finest ingredients, so that's even more cake, frosting, and flavour.

Plum Perfect Cupcakes are passionate about using sustainable packaging that doesn’t damage the environment, and they are always looking for new and innovative ways to reduce their packaging waste.

Bakewell Bakery

Specializing in handcrafted, classic European bakery items, Bakewell Bakery is the perfect place to pick up a speciality treat. Their decadent cupcakes come in a range of classic flavors - Carrot, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Red Velvet, to name a few - as well as some unique options such as Salted Caramel and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Their specialty is the Single Serve Cake Pie - their twist on the classic cupcake, with a delicious cookie crust filled with a rick and creamy buttercream frosting, surrounded by a crumbly cookie. It’s the perfect way to indulge for one, or share with friends, and with plenty of flavors on offer, everyone’s sweet tooth