Create History at Eilenberger Bakery


Credited as the oldest bakery in the Lone Star State, Eilenberger Bakery in historic downtown Palestine remains a savory staple in the Upper East Side of Texas. Serving residents and guests high-quality baked goods since 1898, the bakery also meets the delicious demands of Eilenberger fans worldwide with the use of their online store.

Many enjoy Eilenberger from around the globe, but it is the brick-and-mortar bake shop that provide guests with an unparalleled experience. The redolence of old-fashioned goods fills the cozy atmosphere encompassing shiny hardwood floors and trim that resemble the golden brown of their Texas pecan cakes.

The bakery specializes in sweet treats ranging from their world famous fruitcake to brownies and cookies baked and decorated by hand. Additional desserts include chocolates, bite-size cakes, chocolate covered cherries, and peanut butter pleasures. Over the years Eilenberger’s increased their offerings significantly to complement many of their generations-old family recipes they still use today.

In addition to baked goods and desserts, the bakery offers a lunch menu. With the serving of soups, salads, and sandwiches on their homemade gourmet breads, the shop makes for a nice place to take a break from the holiday hustle.

For Eilenberger fans looking to avoid the shopping crowd altogether, the online shop serves as a portal for purchases and deliveries. Much of the online offerings include rush shipping fees due to the bakery’s need for assurance of freshness.

Some of the goods are considered pricey in comparison to large chain bakeries, but the bake shop prides themselves on offering tasty treats with a side of tradition and originality most chains don’t offer.

Located at 512 N. John St., Eilenberger Bakery is open Monday through Saturday. For more information on the bakery, call 903.729.0881 or visit

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