Meet Beth of Bethy's Bakery
"In 1984, I had just returned from France where I received my Master’s degree and fell in love with the French food and culture. I thought our customers would love it too, so I started baking fresh butter croissants in our Norwalk store. From there Bethy’s Bakery just grew and grew. Today our team of bakers start at 3 a.m. every morning, firing up the ovens to bring our customers the very best in breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and our famous apple cider donuts, made fresh in front of you all day long."
– Bethy Leonard Hollis, daughter of store founder Stew Leonard Sr.
Start Your Day Off Right
Need a simple weekend breakfast or brunch option? This recipe has it covered. Thick slices of rich brioche bread are dipped in buttermilk and cooked until golden brown. Served with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle of pure maple syrup, this delicious morning treat is a tasty meal for the whole family.
3 Fun Ways To Top A Cheesecake
Buying delicious and creamy store-bought cheesecakes are only made better with the addition of fresh berries, easy fruit sauces, and your favorite melty hazelnut spread. Bring on the chopped pistachios and milk chocolate, and you'll create unique toppings that can be done in minutes.
Stew Leonard’s Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
We sponsored local food star, Nina Joy Poosikian - Founder of "What Nina Ate" to shop at Stew’s and find a fun summer recipe using some of her favorite finds at Stew’s. What she came up with is a perfect summer treat! You can find our New frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie balls in Bethy’s Bakery!
First, bake the pre-made Stew Leonard’s frozen cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Once fully cooled, add one scoop of ice cream to half of the cookies and place the other half of the cookies on top to make a cookie sandwich. Place the sandwiches in the freezer for one hour and then remove. Roll the visible ice cream in the middle in the chocolate chips and then place back in the freezer for another 1-2 hours. When fully frozen, they’re ready to serve!
Fresh Cannolis in 60 Seconds!
Every day the Pastry Chefs at Stew Leonard's start working at 3am! They're busy mixing, baking, frosting and filling the best bakery treats you can find! Best of all - they're made FRESH every day. You can see them working while you shop at Stew's, thanks to the open design of Bethy's Bakery.
Stew Leonard's Edible Cookie Dough Is A Tasty And Safe Treat For Kids Of All Ages!
Unlike raw cookie dough, Stew Leonard’s Edible Cookie Dough is made using heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs, to create a sweet, creamy, and chocolate-chip packed treat. It’s available at the Stew Leonard’s ice cream counter in either a cup or a cone. Enjoy a scoop or two, today!
Try These Customer FavoritesStew Leonard’s breads are made from scratch every day without preservatives or dough conditioners. Our all-butter croissants are crafted using the recipe and technique Bethy learned in France in 1984. Our bagels are boiled the old-fashioned way and hearth baked, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Stew Leonard’s award-winning chocolate chip cookies get their signature taste from semi-sweet chocolate chips and other all-natural ingredients. Apple cider donuts are made fresh right before your eyes. Their amazing taste comes from the fresh cider used in the dough. You’ll even find elegant French macarons, direct from France. No wonder our customers can’t get enough!
Incredible Photo CakesJust select your cake in the store, provide a photo in person or by email, and you’ll have a true original to celebrate any occasion! You can also choose from our wide selection of other themed cakes, with great options for kids!
Our 1/4 sized sheet cakes are approximately 9” x 13” and serve 15-18 people. Our 1/2 sized sheet cakes are approximately 12” x 15” and serve 30-40 people.
- 1/4 Decorated sheet cake (flowers, balloons etc. ), starting at $17.99.
- 1/2 Decorated sheet cake (flowers, balloons etc. ), starting at $31.99.
- 1/4 Photo sheet cake, starting at $26.99.
- 1/2 Photo sheet cake , starting at $41.99.
- 1/4 Character sheet cake, starting at $26.99.
- 1/2 Character sheet cake, starting at $41.99.
203-847-7213 ext. 11212
Making Our Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stew Leonard's Sourdough Bread
Beth Leonard talks about how we make our customer favorite sourdough bread which has been using the same starter for more than 32 years!