Selling savory croissants, delicious pastries, and freshly made bread — Three Girls Bakery is a Pike Place Market staple (and trivia answer) in more ways than one. Founded in 1912, the bakery is one of the oldest businesses in Pike Place Market. First selling in the Corner Market building facing Pike Street and later moving to the Sanitary Market next to Jack’s Fish Spot. Three Girls Bakery was also the first business licensed to women in the city of Seattle.
Current owner Jacob Levy has a Market story as well. Jacob has worked in Pike Place Market for over 50 years. He started working at his father’s produce stand in 1966 and in 1979, Jacob and his sister Zelda bought Three Girls Bakery.
At their pastry kitchen in Ballard, they create all the lovely pastries and cookies you can see through their large display cases. In addition to sweets, Three Girls Bakery carries the best bread from bakeries across the city, bringing you a variety of different loaves together in one shop. Their leftover bread is donated daily, so you can count on their loaves always being fresh!