Always Fresh, Always from Scratch
As a small business, attempting to pivot to a new business model is tricky; doing it suddenly in the middle of a pandemic is even worse. We made the difficult decision to close our doors rather than remain open until we have the equipment, staff, and a well thought-out plan to safely reopen. Open for select holidays.
Akron is our home, and downtown is the heart of it! We love being downtown Akron's premier micro-bakery, because we know if it's downtown it needs to be the best. Since opening in 2015, we start our mornings early to bake you the freshest pie, cookies, birthday cakes, pastries, and more. Walk through downtown in the early morning and you just might catch the smell of cinnamon rolls baking, wafting down Wheeler Lane onto Mill Street.
As a part of downtown Akron's small business community, we encourage you to patronize all of downtown's small businesses, especially during the Main Street construction project. We need your support now, more than ever! Please take advantage of on street parking in front of the bakery on Mill Street (free on weekends!), the free parking lot in the rear of the building (accessible from High Street), or one of the many adjacent public parking decks.
High-quality, fresh ingredients are the foundation of each product we make. As a micro-bakery, every item is crafted in small batches using time-honored techniques to ensure the highest quality baked goods every time. No mixes or pre-made junk here! We're lucky to have access to a wide variety of quality local businesses, and you'll find ingredients from the Akron Honey Company, Not Yo' Daddy's Hot Sauce, Brunty Farms, Bent Tree Coffee Roasters, Norka Beverage and more among those we use in our products and carry in our shop. We put thought into every item we use, so you don't have to. Check out our menu page Here.
Owned and operated by Mary Hospodarsky, a West Akron native and St. V-M Alum, Sweet Mary's Bakery isn't your typical bakery. We make it a priority to champion the success of all female and minority entrepreneurs in our community, in the desire for a local marketplace that better reflects the faces and unique needs of our consumers.
When Mary took the leap to start this business, she knew it wasn't something she could do all by herself. Big goals require a strong team, and she had the best one already assembled: family.
With her husband Justin's penchant for planning and networking, combined with her own background in baking as well as accounting, she then drew on the vast baking experience of her mother, Patty, and her sister, Hilary. With their powers combined, they are (the team behind) Sweet Mary's Bakery!
Because we are passionate about what we do, we put our hearts into our food and into this business. Sometimes that means our hearts interfere with traditionally accepted business practices and we feel the need to stand up for our values and make a statement regarding current events.
At our core, we're just people who love to bake. People who live and breathe the same air as everyone else. And we believe that food made and shared with love can truly make this world a better place. So to that end we will always fight for what we believe in, and we might even put it on a cookie.