Now that your 2009-exclusive talent of snapping your fingers and conjuring baked goods from thin air has vanished on the January breeze, today's Groupon gives you an alternative method for keeping your life smelling like warm sugar. For $6, you get $12 worth of baked treats from Hart Bakery and Gifts on East 10th Street. Stock your upper shelves with tooth-pleasing pastries, toffees, cookies, and more so that your nephew who just learned to walk but hasn't yet learned to grow quits filching your sweets.
As a family-owned shop that is the third-oldest bakery in the city, and the only one free of toffeegeists, the Hart Bakery secret recipe box overflows with beloved morsels for the seeing, the smelling, the chewing, and the photo-montaging. All confections are preservative-free, chemical-free, and personally whipped up by Master Baker Sandy, who considers blissfully glazed eyes and crumb-strewn sweater fronts the highest compliment for her wares. Follow your tingling baker sense to Danishes ($0.98), turnovers ($1), pineapple cakes ($1.49), and Hart Bakery's signature crown bread ($3.98), which serves up to a dozen (or one standard metric round table) of gallant lords and ladies. Hart is also the only Indy bakery to make princess bars ($0.89), which imbue a black-seedless-raspberry magic into pieces of heavy coconut streusel.
For those with birthdays coming up on their gifting schedules, an assortment of charming toys and collectibles can also be found among the pastries (to determine which is which, simply bite into things at random until you chip a tooth). Brighten up a collector's day with selections from Precious Moments, Ginny Dolls, and more for when those 32 miniature football helmets don't quite add up to "Happy birthday, I love you." Giving the gift of homemade desserts made with love, or the love of homemade desserts made with gifts, might also make amends for that time you accidentally filled your brother-in-law's basement with asps while he was away on vacation, then forgot to tell him about it.
- They have the best icing for cakes, the old fashion sweet icing. – Gayle S., CityVoter
- …they strive to please every customer all the time. – Matt W., CityVoter
- Do yourself a favor and try an apple fritter. You should call ahead to order one, they'll make it fresh and have it ready for you...since they're not a mega chain they don't keep dozens of these things sitting around. Also, the glazed donuts are fantastic… – Chuck, Google Maps
7030 E. 10th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219Get Directions