To kickoff Bridget’s Bites, I have recently visited a bakery in Charleston, South Carolina. If you have never visited Charleston, please, add it to your list of places to visit! From an outdoor market, historic housing, eclectic galleries, and delicious eateries, you are sure to find hidden treasures around every corner. So after lunch at the King Street Grill, I headed to Pastry Chef Lauren Mitterer’s Wild Flour Pastry to purchase a few desserts to sample. The bakery’s website says customers can expect wild, out-of-the-box pastries and desserts.
Here’s the verdict: The storefront is small, and the inside is trendy. One glass display case houses a sufficient pastry selection. When I visited, the desserts included cupcakes, cookies, fruit parfaits, and mini quiches. However, the shop also sells gourmet coffee and tea drinks. Prices are reasonable, but I was disappointed that the dessert flavor profiles were not out-of-the-box creative. The cookie flavors were classic and the cupcakes were decorated plainly.
My family and I had a taste test party! Here is how we rank and review the desserts we tested.
#1 Double Chocolate Cookie ($1.50): Fudgey middle, light and pillow-like outside, intense chocolate flavor, thick crackle style cookie, delish! Would recommend!
#2 Red Velvet Cupcake ($2.25): The buttercream icing was delicious and very sweet, different and more airy than a traditional cream cheese icing that is on many red velvet cupcakes. 1:1 cake to icing ratio. The sugar sprinkles on top provide a nice crunch and win me over any day! The cake was was slightly dry and lacked a strong red velvet flavor, but probably tastes better fresh out of the oven!
#3 Peanut butter cookies ($1.25): Smooth peanut butter cookies without any real peanuts, chocolate drizzle on top. The cookies were thick and buttery, but slightly dry. Good afternoon snack!
#4 Chocolate Chip Cookie ($1.25): With a traditional cookie, I expect nearly perfect execution. However, this cookie missed the mark. The name was deceiving because there were no “chips” in the cookie. Instead the chocolate was melted and mixed throughout the cookie in thin ribbons. The cookie was tough, crumbly, and dry. Overall our least favorite.
Wild Flour Pastry is most noted for its “Sticky Bun Sundays” which are held every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. unfortunately I did not have the chance to sample the famous Sticky Buns, but I would definitely consider stopping by on a Sunday if I had the opportunity!
Overall, I would go to the bakery again if I were in the area and in need of an afternoon sugar fix. The prices were reasonable, and the treats tasty.
73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Tuesday ~ Friday 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Sticky Bun Sundays 8:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.