OUR SEASONAL PIES
We use only fresh, local and seasonal fruit in our pies (never canned nor frozen), so that’s why you’ll find a peach pie, for example, only when local peaches are at their summer peak. We make each pie by hand and use a metal pie plate so that you can claim you made it yourself, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Year ’round we’re baking apple pies (double-crust or Dutch streusel crumb), salted caramel apple pies, pecan pies, Kentucky bourbon pecan pie with chocolate, real mincemeat pie (praised by Esquire magazine, it’s the only pie that we ship). We’ve also been known to update old-timey pies from another era (mmm, sorghum and shoofly).
In the spring, as the fruit becomes available locally, in addition to the year ’round pies listed above we’re also baking strawberry-rhubarb pies, cherry pies and lemon chess pies.
In the summer, as the fruit becomes available locally, in addition to the year ’round pies listed above we’re also baking blueberry pies, blackberry pies, black-and blueberry pies, peach pies and other varieties as they become available.
In the fall and winter, in addition to the year ’round pies listed above we’re also baking pumpkin pies (ours was named by Washingtonian magazine the best in DC), sweet potato and bourbon pecan pie (which won honors in Garden & Gun magazine’s “Made in the South” awards), and our harvest apple pie with cranberries, walnuts and a hint of orange zest.
Please note that all special orders must be prepaid and are non-refundable. We consider this a contract and will be making this just for you; as this may involve advance ordering of ingredients and additional scheduling of staff, we can’t offer refunds even in the case of inclement weather or event cancellation. We make everything by hand using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, and therefore are unable to offer any quantity discounts; we hope you understand.
OUR UNIQUE CAKES
“Leave it to a baker in moonshine country to create a dessert rivaling the Kentucky bourbon ball. Red Truck’s chocolate moonshine cake is made with Virginny hooch and they’ve now unleashed a lemon & blueberry version.” —Garden & Gun
Items in red are available for shipping
- Double-chocolate moonshine cake
- Lemon & blueberry moonshine cake
- Alma Hackney’s rum cake
- Triple-chocolate cake
- Meyer lemon cake (January through August)
- Flourless chocolate truffle cake
- Almond cake
- Shenandoah apple cake (September through December)
- Bourbon cake (Kentucky Derby week and December)
- Havana fruitcake (December only)
- Almond stollen (December only)
- and many other varieties as the whim hits us
We also bake and minimally decorate 6” (serving 6-8) and 8” (serving 8-12) layer cakes; call the bakery to order giving us at least 3 days' notice. We don’t make wedding cakes (consider a Red Truck wedding pie bar).
In addition to our famous granola (“Red Truck Bakery granola is the best in North America” says the Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern), we’re always baking a variety of cookies, tarts, brownies, cupcakes, bars, slumps, grunts, crisps, pandowdies and other treats. Since it’s chef’s whim, we encourage you to stop by to see what’s out of the oven.
At both locations, we offer up a large assortment of freshly-baked muffins, croissants, pastries, quiche—and doughnuts on weekends. At our Marshall headquarters, we also are making biscuit sandwiches and other hot specials. We’re happy to help with larger quantities of pastries if you give us 48 hours' notice; we’d rather not wipe out the offerings for later customers.
At both locations, we offer up grab & go sandwiches (see selection below), hearty soups and a variety of quiche. At our Marshall location, we also offer a larger menu including seasonal flatbreads, wraps and other items. Although we’re not a sandwich shop but a bakery, our customers love our sandwiches and we try to have enough on hand to keep everyone happy but can make only a limited number of sandwiches each day. We must limit pre-orders to a maximum of four sandwiches; we no longer take orders for boxed lunches—thanks for understanding. Here are our offerings:
- Chicken salad sandwich
- Tuna sandwich
- Ham & cheese sandwich
- Beetloaf or veggie caravan
We offer up more at our larger Marshall location such as seasonal flatbreads and seasonal specials.