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Winkler Bakery

521 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5327
+1 336-721-7302
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Terrific Moravian Cookies and Love Buns in Old Moravian Building

This bakery has bream, cookies, love buns, and some pastries breads, e.g., stollen. The atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Interesting costumes and set up.

Interesting costumes and set up.is it really smells like a bakery it would've been nice if there... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Wilmington, North Carolina
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In 1799, the church elders chose Thomas Butner to be the town’s new baker. Brother Butner hired Gottlob Krause to build a bakery with a living area for his family. Unfortunately, Brother Butner seemed to prefer farming and shoemaking to baking so, in 1807, congregation leaders brought in a new baker, Swiss-born Christian Winkler, from Pennsylvania. He bought the Bakery and the dwelling house from Brother Butner in 1807.Brother Winkler, his wife Elizabeth, and their six children would live and work in this house for the rest of their lives. When Brother Winkler began suffering from asthma, his sons carried on the work of the bakery. In the fall of 1827, the Winkler’s second son, William, officially took over his father’s business. William Winkler and his descendents resided and worked in the bakery for generations afterward, until 1926.The dome bake oven at Winkler is typical of bake ovens used in Salem, both in public buildings such as the Tavern and the Single Brothers’ Workshop, and in private homes such as the Vierling House. The Bakery’s oven is still heated with wood as it was nearly 200 years ago.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
19 Nov 2017
“Terrific Moravian Cookies and Love Buns in Old Moravian Building”
25 Aug 2017
“Interesting costumes and set up.”
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521 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5327
+1 336-721-7302
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This bakery has bream, cookies, love buns, and some pastries breads, e.g., stollen. The atmosphere is authentic and quaint Moravian. Upstairs serves coffee, tea, and brownies. It is nestled in Old Salem, but you do not need a separate entrance fee or ticket to go...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Interesting costumes and set up.is it really smells like a bakery it would've been nice if there was some samples so you could buy something. Just wasn't the most appealing bakery in town.

Thank 23Luv2Travel
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This bakery is part of Old Salem which is an original Moravain settlement located near Winston-Salem, NC. It was the original bakery of the town. The ovens usef are all original and so are the recipies. I recommend the Sugar Cake Bakery closes at 5...More

Thank Danny A
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I love cakes and sweet bread. This place was great. Going back this week for more but with family this time.

Thank Derek A
Reviewed 30 September 2015

They only way I would give it average rating. It has a good supply of cookies and other treats. The bakery is small and hard to move. When it fills up quickly. They Moravin cookies and other food. The employees are curt. And the prices...More

Thank sophiedog6123
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Baker's dressed in period clothing follow the original recipes to make breads, cinnamon rolls, delicious pond cake and the famous Moravian Sugar Cake. Other Moravian products, such as the cookies, are also available in the bakery. Must stop in.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 21 December 2014

A fun way to get a little history and some cookies at the same time. Great little hole in the wall that is well worth the visit.

Thank Starminder
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Amazing sugar cookies. I can't stop eating them!! Small and crowded at times, but great food! The rum cake thing was amazing too!

1  Thank Grace I
Reviewed 20 September 2013

On the way to Myrtle Beach, we decided to stop by and check out Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. One of the village businesses we loved was Winkler Bakery. Using traditional Moravian recipes, they have created the most scrumptious confections. Breads,...More

3  Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We ate lunch here before meeting our tour at the Horton Museum. Purchased 5 loaves of Sugar Cake, which is awesome and had turkey sandwich and bean and bacon soup is the best.

1  Thank infogrlSevierville
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