Tasty Tuesday: Little Red Hen Bakery
The Little Red Hen Bakery on Adams Street is a cozy little spot that has been a long time in the making.
Owner Emily Lewis had spent years baking out of her home and selling her treats at local farmers markets. In May, she decided it was time to make her dream of owning her own bakery a reality.
"This was her goal, was just to have a place where people could come and enjoy being with their family, or where women could have luncheons and things like that," said Stacey Honsaker, the front-of-store manager.
Located on Adams Street, the shop has dine in and take out options, and even has a cozy reading nook for customers.
The owner comes in every night to whip up treats for the next day. Some of the most popular items include pepperoni rolls, fresh breads, and giant cinnamon rolls with traditional icing or a pecan glaze.
"Once she makes it and puts it out on the shelf, it goes," Honsaker said.
The bakery also serves breakfast and lunch. Customers say they love the biscuits and gravy, the salads, and the paninis.
"I like the apple/cheddar/turkey panini, the mac & cheese, and the salad. And I'm going to try one of their giant cinnamon buns, because they look amazing," said Gabe Gonzalez, a regular customer.
Besides the delicious food, another thing that draws in customers is the prices. The bakery's cinnamon rolls are as big as your face, but only cost four bucks.
Even though they've only been open for six months, the bakery has seen a great response from the community, with new customers coming in each day.
The manager says that the goal of the bakery is just to make each customer feel at home.
"Maybe this is the only part of [someone's] day that was okay, or they're having a bad day at work and this was somewhere they could come and relax, enjoy, and just have a good time," said Honsaker.