Home of the world’s best scones and pies!
Miners traveling through this area in the mid-1800s were focused on reaching the Fraser Gold Rush to the north. But decades later, a new kind of “pay dirt” began to draw people—the fertile soil of the Nooksack Valley, where Dutch settlers began to immigrate, establishing family-owned dairies around the growing town of Lynden.
Since 1907, when the Starkenburg family began fixing baked goods for the town’s residents, the Dutch Bakery here on Front Street has become a beloved part of life in Lynden. It’s been over a century since those early days, when the basement wood-burning oven would be fired up around 2 a.m. for the bakers, who began the day’s work a couple of hours later. Cookies were the first to go in at the higher temperature; then, as the oven cooled, the day’s bread would go in.
Today we still enjoy doing what we’ve always done—preparing fresh-from-the-oven baked goods for local residents and visitors to Lynden alike, using the best quality ingredients sourced close to home. We hope you’ll visit us here at the bakery soon, where you can experience true Dutch hospitality!
The Lynden Dutch Bakery couldn’t be better located, surrounded as it is by Nooksack Valley’s family-owned dairies and some of the best berry farms in the nation. We’re proud to source our products from nearby Whatcom County farms—many of them organic—such as succulent raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, rhubarb, and fresh milk from local dairies.
Most of our bakery items are handmade from scratch—and many of our good, old-fashioned cookie, pie, and scone recipes have remained unchanged over the decades, following traditional European ingredients and baking methods. Our popular speculaas recipe, for example, has been around since the mid-1900s—and we even still use the original equipment from the bakery’s beginnings over a hundred years ago to roll out the traditional windmill cookie patterns.
Today we put the same care into our products that’s gone into them down through the generations, and we’re always trying out new variations on our traditional recipes to create the following products:
- pies (over two dozen flavors!)
- custom cakes (including wedding cakes): 6”, 8”, 12”, 14”, and 16” rounds, as well as quarter, half, and full sheets (18” x 26”)
- bread & rolls
- scones (sweet & savory) & muffins
- coffee cakes & butter cakes
- cinnamon rolls
- speculaas (traditional almond-topped & almond-filled)
- almond sticks (also known as “banket”), almond butter cakes, & almond tarts
- eclairs & cream puffs
- oat-rageous bars (regular & gluten free), Nanaimo bars, & peanut butter bars
- deli items: soup, sandwiches made with our homemade bread, mini pizza rolls, & pizza pretzels
- holiday baked goods, including the popular oliebollen
- and more
We hope you’ll visit us here at the bakery soon, where you can experience true Dutch hospitality and the pride we put into each and every one of our baked goods!