It took longer to get there than I wanted it to, but Brian and I finally found our way to Tyler and Pine Bakery this weekend. I’ve been hearing and reading and dreaming about stopping in for months – even purchasing items from the bakery at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market this winter – but it took a three-day weekend to finally get to the storefront.
Though Brian and I don’t really eat donuts on a regular basis, we do often plan our travels around donut shops. I can’t remember the last new city we visited that didn’t involve prior donut research. Bakeries aren’t overly common in the Berkshires and I was excited to see what Tyler and Pine had to offer.
When we pulled up to the location (on the corner of Tyler Street and Pine Street, naturally), I was immediately struck by how adorable it was. I don’t know what I expected, but I could not get over the sweet exterior of the shop. The interior was equally cute and cozy.
Tyler and Pine has more than just donuts. We were greeted by a case full of pies, cupcakes and bars, as well as a counter topped with cookies, cinnamon rolls, scones and more bars. Everything looked delicious, but we were there for the donuts. Tyler and Pine bakes 8 different flavors each week and we ordered one of each.
On Saturday, the options were cinnamon sugar, Oreo, raspberry pistachio, peanut butter + chocolate covered pretzel, lemon ginger, chocolate frosted, maple bacon and frosted with sprinkles. As far as I can tell, the donut bases were all the same, with different toppings on each. They were very light and fluffy, which made it easy for Brian and I to each consume 4 before the end of the day. All of the toppings were good but I especially loved the lemon which was so fresh and flavorful.
Another nice touch at Tyler and Pine is the free cinnamon-sugar donut holes that are thrown in with each order. I expected just a few, but we received about a dozen. They were nice enough to put them in a separate bag to keep allergy-inducing toppings away from the donut holes, which made my daughter very happy.
We find ourselves in Pittsfield just often enough that I’m sure we’ll be finding our way to Tyler and Pine regularly. You can follow Tyler and Pine on Instagram and Facebook, or read the Berkshire Eagle’s donut taste test. I’m looking forward to trying more than just donuts next time!