GR’s “Wealthy” home of tasty treats


Located just southeast of downtown Grand Rapids is a delightful third place full of sweet and tasty treats that first opened in 2002. The Wealthy Street Bakery was one of the first places Alison took me in Grand Rapids after we met and it remains one of our favorite local hangouts for a quick snack, hearty lunch, or for yummy treats like scones, Danish pastries, and muffins.

A delightful aromatic blend of coffee and baked goods permeates the bakery upon entering. Its eclectic atmosphere, hardwood floors, and charming 1930s era grocery store location will warm your heart. Anyone who appreciates historic preservation and adaptive reuse of old buildings will enjoy the sights and sounds of the bakery in addition to its fine food offerings.

Next time you are in Grand Rapids, consider taking a trip to the Wealthy Street Bakery – the experience will be enriching.



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6 Responses to GR’s “Wealthy” home of tasty treats

  1. Dianna A says:

    Wealthy Street Bakery is a wonderful place – to START! Wealthy Street offers so many wonderful treats like Nourish Market (organic groceries / deli) 1 block to the east and the Winchester in the same block. 1 more block to each is Phil’s stuff for antiquing and the Yoga studio. One could spend a whole day and never travel more than 2-3 block! Love Wealthy Street!


  2. Paul says:

    Having lived a couple blocks away from Weatlhy Street Bakery for the past few years, it has been a delightful way to start the day- usually with a cup of coffe and a pain au chocolat (or two!). Its location is perfect since I hop on The Rapid route 5 about 30 feet away five days a week. Its a fun strip along Wealthy from the bakery heading East to include Rowster coffee, Nourish market, Jonny Bz, The Winchester, all the way down to Wealthy at Charles (the owners Mike and Len are a hoot!).


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