Heading out for an adventure? Local, made-from-scratch goodies give you the energy you need to conquer the day.
Bestow Baked Goods
Before embarking on these high-energy adventures, fill up with delicious baked goods from Holly Springs’ Bestow Baked Goods.
Grab a to-go box full of made-from-scratch breakfast offerings, such as sweet or savory scones, Chunky Monkey muffins and the universally popular Sweet Potato Donut.
Owner Heather Sutton began baking as a hobby, developing her own recipes and giving away her creations to friends. Her grandmother’s sweet potato pie provided inspiration for some of Sutton’s signature offerings.
“Her recipe was ‘a little of this, a little of that,’ and when I tried to duplicate it, it turned out to be like magic,” Sutton says, resulting in Bestow’s Sweet Potato Cupcake — their most popular wedding cake flavor.
“I grew up in North Carolina and we have access to sweet potatoes year round. Whether it’s a savory or sweet recipe, they are fabulous all the time,” says Sutton.
In addition to breakfast pastries, Bestow Baked Goods offers decadent desserts — Nutella-stuffed Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Cream Pies and the Sea Salt Brookie to name a tasty few.
Everything is made fresh daily. Online ordering is available.
Bestow Baked Goods
4208 Lassiter Road, Holly Springs
After a day of exploring, you’ve earned a tasty pick-me-up. Stop into Fuquay Brus for coffee, sweet treats or an adult libation to celebrate conquering those trails.
Owner Tracy Gower didn’t intend for Fuquay Brus to be a bakery, but popular demand led to a bakery case full of delicious, unique baked goods.
“We try to do things other bakeries don’t have,” Gower says, such as sky high cream puffs, ganache-filled bundts and keto-friendly treats.
The Broad Street cafe was open a mere seven days before stay-at-home orders went into effect last March. Offering the bakery treats helped Fuquay Brus weather the closure.
Gower says a second location of Fuquay Brus is opening soon in the former Chocolate Fix location on Main Street. An expanded breakfast and lunch menu will be offered.
400 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina
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