What you know is that your family adores Dewey’s Bakery for the one-of-a-kind cookies you’ve loved through the years and special occasion cakes that have highlighted every monumental celebration.
What you may not know is this tasty institution has been around since 1930, founded in downtown Winston-Salem during the Great Depression. Known for their wafer-thin Moravian cookies, the local business flourished – even shipping 12,000 pounds of fruitcake to servicemen in 1944 – in appreciation of their wartime efforts.
In 1955, Dewey’s moved into their flagship location at Thruway Shopping Center – and they remain the only original business still in the popular shopping destination today! In additional to the traditional favorite Moravian cookies, Dewey’s Meyer Lemon cookie is a long-time popular choice, made with grated lemon zest and cold pressed Meyer lemon oil. The collection of amazing Dewey’s cookies has more recently expanded with selections of Triple Ginger, Toasted Coconut and Salted Caramel – along with Vanilla Bean and Dark Chocolate Mint.
“The ginger spice and sugar are still our most popular flavors!” says Kayla Kubitz, Director of Operations. “And, a fun fact – you can only buy the classic ginger spice and classic sugar cookies at our three brick and mortar stores!”
Also, with October upon us – you’ll be thrilled to know that new Pumpkin Spice Cookies have joined the menu!
If you’re a lifelong Winston-Salem resident, you’ve also marked many occasions with incredible cakes and cupcakes, created by Dewey’s talented pastry chefs and cake decorators. The talented Dewey’s culinary staff will work closely with clients to design custom cakes that perfectly celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, bridal and baby showers! True Dewey’s connoisseurs can’t get enough of their Pink Lemonade cake squares – which have been around since 1976!
“A lot of our employees have special ties to Winston-Salem and to Dewey’s,” Kayla explains. “We enjoy hearing customers tell stories about their fun memories, and we love the bond that Dewey’s has with the community.”
The stories of tradition are many, but Kayla has a favorite. “The very first cake order I ever took (12 years ago) was for a lady who was having her first baby, and she needed a cake for her baby shower. She was patient with me while I fumbled through taking the order, and to this day, she calls me every year to design her daughter’s birthday cake. Since then, she has had two additional children, and I have helped her with those milestones, as well. That particular story reminds me why I love Dewey’s and the tradition that it holds within people’s lives!”
Since 1930, Dewey’s has also baked their fluffy, buttery Moravian Sugar Cake with yeast-raised dough, cinnamon, butter and molasses. This unforgettable coffee cake is a favorite for all and such a staple in the Winston-Salem community – all year long, but especially during the holidays! Find their super simple online ordering feature on the website – local.Deweys.com, where you can order sugar cake, pies, pastries and cake squares for your holiday gatherings.
For any occasion – but also a plus for the holidays – Dewey’s also has a great gift selection in the store.
“Folks love our custom gifts,” Kayla adds. “We work really hard to create items that are special to Dewey’s and Winston-Salem. It’s always a good feeling when you show up to a party with a gift that no one has ever seen before – and that’s always how we think about it when we’re searching for the next item to bring our customers.”
And, as a reminder, all corporate gift orders should be placed as early as possible, so all items can be shipped the week before Christmas, to ensure they make it to the recipient on time.
Kayla also promises they are baking up something “brand new” to debut in the new year – so stayed tuned for fresh new deliciousness and all your traditional favorites!
Dewey’s Bakery is located in Thruway Shopping Center at 262 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, 336.725.8321 and at Reynolda Manor at 2876 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, 336.724.0559. Follow them on Instagram @deweysbakerywinston.