My family does a lot of baking at home. Everything from cookies and cakes, to bread and pies! It’s hard to say no to these sweets, but what about when we’re on the road traveling? We love to stop in small local businesses and taste food from places we don’t have back home. So let me tell you about a visit we had to Titus Bakery in Lebanon, Indiana. The donuts on the side of the building caught our attention and we were not disappointed with this impromptu stop!
Products made the old fashion way!
Originating in the 1950’s, Lebanon Indiana business, Titus Bakery and Deli is a third-generation, family-owned business that has earned a reputation for providing some of the finest donuts and pastries in the State. The recipes and processes developed over this time provide today’s customers with not only consistent quality, but a tantalizingly wide selection of tasty treats.
Having operated at its current location in Lebanon since 1980, Terry’s father, Bill Titus, sought to retire in 2012 and enlisted Terry’s help in finding a buyer. However before long it became apparent to Terry that this would be an opportunity for her to grow the business and keep it in the family. Aside from expanding hours and visibility, a key element in her strategy was to extend the range of products offered to include cakes, pies, cookies and a host of new baked items. With this in mind, she changed the name from Titus Pastries to Titus Bakery when acquired in 2012.
So we were on the road when we stopped for gas and a bite to eat coming through Lebanon, Indiana, a while back and one of the crew started yelling from the back about seeing donuts on a building down the street. The pink background caught my eye first, then we saw donuts, cookies, pies, and coffee all painted on the side of this building! We definitely had to pull in and see what was inside Titus Bakery.
As you approach the building, you can smell the dough and sugar. Yum. They had products on display on the shelves so you could grab it and go, and they had a lot of their freshly baked items in the glass cases for you to pick out and either enjoy on site or take it home.
Being a wonderful family owned bakery that employs local folk, you know they make these delicious treats with passion. Everything looked delicious and professional (unlike some of my desserts at home) and we wanted to try everything.
Just to get an idea of what kind of products they have available are ALL SORTS OF DONUTS with cream, filling, sprinkles, syrup, nuts, you name it. And they have a bunch of cookies, flavored popcorn, cakes, pies, breads and more! Their seasonally decorated cookies and cakes were just adorable, and almost too cute to eat…but we did.
They even have dog treats they make in house so your pet isn’t left out!
And while you’re picking up your sweets, you can also visit the deli for sandwiches, soups, and chips, all made while you wait. Thirsty? Well, you can get some coffee, lattes, iced tea, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, soda, juice, lemonade, etc.
Titus Bakery also does large orders for catering and events, such as deli trays, large coffee service, donuts by the dozen, custom cakes; whatever you might need. They also have recently opened a second location in Westfield, Indiana, so you can get your bakery fix without going too far.
So be sure to stop by Titus Bakery in Lebanon, Indiana, or Westfield, Indiana, to check out this sweet “sweet” shop whether you need a donut and coffee, or a sandwich to go. We can’t wait to go back on our next trip through the area.
Karen Propes says
I will mark this down for when we are traveling this year. I love local restaurants and stores, you can find some of the best food and products like that. Thanks for sharing.
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
This looks like a great, family centered place to visit. I love the artwork on the building. The cookies are adorable. I wish I lived closer… I would love to visit!
Veronica Lee says
Those decorated cookies are so fun and cute! What a lovely bakery!
justin o says
i like helping local bakeries, too. Thanks.
What a nice bakery, I love shops like this. It is hard for some to stay in business, so they must be doing something right!