Winkler Bakery
Winkler Bakery
4.5
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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Vicki R
Wooster, OH31 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
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, rolls, cinnamon buns, the famous Moravian Sugar Cakes and Cookies are some of their specialties. We bought the Ginger and Sugar Wafers, the Sugar Cake, and a great Garlic, Basil bread cooked and created in the old ways of the Moravian bakers. The workers in the store went out of their way to help us and answer all of our questions. Oh, did I mention, they have samples of what they baked that day to try!! We also bought scones but have yet to try them. It's a fun, interesting place steeped in history with volunteers in period dress. A great place for families but also a great place for couples.
Written September 20, 2013
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Gringoloko
16 contributions
Great sticky rolls and cookies. See how they are baked in old fashioned wood burning ovens. This place has been around for 200 years. We love it
Written October 23, 2011
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jswflights
Houston, TX468 contributions
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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drpclarke
North Carolina261 contributions
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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PearmanCasa
South Fork, Colorado43 contributions
Jul 2011 • Family
Old Salem in itself is amazing and beautiful. When you walk down those cobblestone streets among the historic buildings and see the characters walking around in period garb, you think you've gone back in time. If only... However, one of the highlights of a tour or walk through the quaint village is taking a detour inside Winkler's Bakery.

It's fascinating to see the authentic ovens and bakery set up. The methods of baking can be learned by listening to the staff, who happen to be dressed in appropriate period attire. The Moravian cookies...oh my word! They literally melt in your mouth! The cakes, rolls, breads, cookies...just the thought of them is making me homesick for North Carolina.

This past Christmas, I made my traditional Buckeye candy and rosemary roasted nuts, but I had to do something to insure I would be the hit of the family gathering! :) So, I ordered a box full of Winkler deliciousness and placed them on Mom's beautiful goodie table. I'm SO glad I reserved some at home for my husband and I, because there was nothing left after the family gathering was over. The only drawback of ordering through the mail is not being able to experience the charm and historic draw of visiting there in person. However, if you can't make the drive, they'll have it delivered right to your door packed very well and everything in perfect condition. Do yourself a favor if you're ever in Winston-Salem...or the Piedmont Triad. Go to Old Salem and definitely take a few minutes to stand in line at Winkler's for something for your sweet tooth!
Written June 6, 2012
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mcdh4561
Fredericksburg, VA574 contributions
Sep 2021
This historic bakery still bakes with wood-fired ovens, just like they did in 1800. Costumed interpreters were very nice as they explained baking during that time. The biggest seller is their sugar cake, or carrot walnut loaf, but they also sell wonderful mixes for baking it yourself.
Written September 22, 2021
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Diane L
Wilton, CT41 contributions
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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sophiedog6123
Winston Salem, NC221 contributions
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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Grace I
3 contributions
Amazing sugar cookies. I can't stop eating them!! Small and crowded at times, but great food! The rum cake thing was amazing too!
Written August 9, 2014
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infogrlSevierville
Sevierville94 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
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.
Written May 18, 2013
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