Winkler Bakery

Winkler Bakery, Winston Salem: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Winkler Bakery Reviews: 4.5/5

Winkler Bakery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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drpclarke
North Carolina232 contributions
Not what I expected but still nice
Jun 2021
This is not a bakery in which you'll go in, peruse the goodies freshly baked on the counter, pick out a muffin, and grab ya a cup of coffee. This is the kind of bakery where you buy stuff to take home, already wrapped in plastic.
Good variety - moravian cookies, different strudels, banana bread, nut breads...
small building and can get claustrophic.
Written June 12, 2021
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rmksmk
Willoughby Hills, OH260 contributions
Quick visit to see baking done snd get some goodies
May 2021 • Couples
We stopped here before checking into our B&B. So many goodies to choose from ! Truly a delightful visit! Cinnamon buns were still warm. We had one once we checked in and it was so good!
Written May 19, 2021
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Nee H
New Bern, NC3 contributions
A Family Legacy
May 2019 • Couples
We live on the coast of N.C. while my Uncle lived in Winston Salem when I was young. Christmas wasn't Christmas without the Sugar Bread Christmas morning. Eating the lovely taste of just enough sugar,a simple spice & bread saturated with butter, the only quiet time on Christmas Day. During the Christmas holidays. Over the years I often closed my eyes savoring the unique taste that only comes from Winston Bakeries in my mind. Decades went by but memories of my family eating the warm bread was the ONLY quiet time as we ate this hand made Sugar Bread. Several years ago thinking of my Uncle now retired living in Bonita Springs Florida, a thought came to mind. " I think I can go online & purchase the Sugar Bread for his Christmas gift. I ordered it for him as well as for my family. MY Uncle called with what I call a twinkling delightful surprised voice saying " how on earth did you remember the Sugar Bread from Old Salem"? I don't know if he was more delighted that I remembered him bring trays of Sugar Bread home or having the warm Bread for his Floridian Christmas morning breakfast. I will continue to gift him with this staple from Old Salem's bakery & keep the tradition eating the Sugar Bread with my family. Thank you all for the hard work & long hours during the months of November & December!
Written December 1, 2019
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Diane L
Wilton, CT37 contributions
Incredible nail salon in Winston-Salem NC
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Aqua Spa in Winston-Salem is the ONLY place to go for a mani/pedi! Ask for Helen...she is incredible! We were there for a wedding so I thought perhaps going to the Hanes Mall would be a good idea...don’t do it! I walked into two nail salons and the sanitary conditions were below minimal! The polish was old, there were polish samples hastily drawn across the shelving, the people were unfriendly and hardly professional! And then I found Aqua Spa! Simply immaculate, beautifully appointed, and highly professional. Helen spent a full 50 minutes on my pedicure and it was the best😀
Written August 9, 2019
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LeAnna B
Lexington, NC80 contributions
Such a cute place and yummy treats!
Jun 2019 • Solo
I went in a lady had just finished baking orange scones that were very delicious!! It was neat to see her work in the org bakery. The place itself offers many treats to buy. The building is very charming a must stop if you are strolling through Old Salem.
Written June 14, 2019
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jswflights
Houston, TX468 contributions
Terrific Moravian Cookies and Love Buns in Old Moravian Building
Nov 2017 • Family
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 here. Their cookies are outstanding—a must for the holiday season for you, friends, or family!
Written November 19, 2017
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Phyllis M
Wilmington, NC10 contributions
Interesting costumes and set up.
Aug 2017 • Friends
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.
Written August 25, 2017
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Danny A
Asheboro, NC38 contributions
Wonderful Bakery
Jun 2016 • Family
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 pm.
Written June 27, 2016
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Derek A
Kernersville, NC1 contribution
Sweet Reminder
Feb 2016 • Business
I love cakes and sweet bread. This place was great. Going back this week for more but with family this time.
Written March 7, 2016
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sophiedog6123
Winston Salem, NC221 contributions
NOt a great place
Nov 2014 • Friends
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 are more expensive for the cookies and other food. I give it an average for the type of food being sold. The other two grades below for the service and high prices. The Moravin products that are sold here like cookies. Cannot be bought any where near here.
Written September 30, 2015
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Winkler Bakery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM