Gering Bakery

Bakery | Donuts
One of the best

Thank goodness for eagle-eyed Jane. As we drove through the town of Gering, I gazed with admiration on the handsome old sign of Gering Bakery. Jane looked below that at a small, plain sign posted in the window advertising cabbage burgers. Being that this is Nebraska, home of the Runza and the Bierock – bread pockets stuffed with ground beef, cabbage, and spice – we pulled over to check it out.

Sure enough, a cabbage burger is a non-corporate Runza (that latter name has been trademarked by a chain operation out of Lincoln), and a delicious one at that. Available in bulk or one at a time, heated up by the kind lady behind the counter, they are fully enclosed pillows of tender bread inside of which is a heap of juicy beef and peppery bits of cabbage and onion. Delicious; real comfort food.

Our hearts won over by the cabbage burger, we had to sample some of the good-looking sweet pastries on the bakery shelves. We very much liked the crisp-edged old-fashioned cake donuts and fell instantly in love with something called a peanut butter pretzel. That’s a twisted piece of pastry dough generously frosted with sweet peanut butter icing.

Most business is take-out, but Gering Bakery offers a few window tables as well as help-yourself coffee and a cooler full of soda for those who want to dine here.

What to Eat
Gering Bakery, Cabbage Burger
Cabbage Burger
Gering Bakery's cabbage burger is a unique Nebraska pocket meal also known as a bierock or runzie
Gering Bakery, Peanut Butter Pretzel
Peanut Butter Pretzel
If you like peanut butter and have a serious sweet tooth, the frosting on Gering Bakery's peanut butter pretzel will send you into orbit.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday5:30 am - 1 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 762 MILES | 12 hr 9 min

When Russians of German ancestry settled the Nebraska Midlands over a century ago, they brought with them recipes for a unique meat pie. A bun of soft bread dough is baked with a stuffing of ground beef and cabbage, as well as enough spice to give it pizzazz, but not so much that it is…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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