Tahoe House Bakery
There are tons of bakeries around Lake Tahoe, but the Swiss-style sweets from Tahoe House give it a leg up on the competition. They serve up fantastic pastries, cookies, and baked goods, plus great coffee and a small section dedicated to European gourmet goods. Tahoe House’s hazelnut-filled puff pastries called nussgipfel almost always sell out by mid-morning. Expect lines on weekends, but know you can order ahead for cakes, pastries, and to-go sandwiches before a day on the lake.