- Retro Bakery
- 7785 N. Durango Drive #130, 586-3740.
- Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sweet nostalgia. That's the specialty at Retro Bakery. There are custom-made, buttercream-covered birthday cakes capable of re-installing your childhood cheer. There are giant, old-fashioned sugar cookies just like mom used to make, and there are creative cupcake flavor combinations that will inspire dreamy thoughts of your favorite treats way back when. Indulging at this northwest shop is the tastiest time travel, and now they've done it again.
Retro's new My Pies ($4) look like individualized cream pies, but they're actually the perfect size for sharing. Starting from the top down, there's a beautiful, thick swirl of fresh whipped cream—enough of a treat all by itself—hiding a dreamy pie filling. Mine was cherry, a fluffy, fruity-sweet, almost cheesecake-like cloud of pure enjoyment. Underneath, a simple graham-cracker crust offering that just-right crunch. Are they simple? Absolutely. Will you want one every day? Probably. My Pies come in a variety of flavors including chocolate and coconut lime. There are typically two flavors available every day. I recommend you head north early to make sure they're not sold out.