From Our Editors
At Swirl Bakery, when you take a bite from a gooey ham and cheese sandwich or ice box pie, the familiar, down-home feeling might tempt you to look into the kitchen expecting to see one of your grandmothers. That’s actually not so far off the mark: the owners of the café and bakery designed their menus with their own grandmothers’ home cooking in mind. In some cases, the recipes they use for family favorites even come from ingredient lists kept so secret over the years, they had to be replicated through trial and error and one very expensive genie wish.
The team creates everything from hearty breakfast dishes to comfort food dinners, specializing in classics such as house-roasted turkey with cranberry-pineapple relish, and pan-fried chicken served with biscuits and honey butter. For dessert, they serve cupcakes, slices of pie, and iced cookies available in seasonal flavors that play up the weather like a meteorologist hoping to get a job in an action movie.