There is no shortage of wonderful bakeries in Mississippi. But if it’s yummy treats + added charm you are looking for, add Sugaree’s Bakery in New Albany to your list.
Heirloom. Quality. Memories. These are the words Mary Jennifer Russell uses to describe her classic Southern bakery, Sugaree’s, located in New Albany, Mississippi.
As you all know, sweets are an important part of every meal here in the South. Sugaree’s works hard to give their customers a truly authentic experience that will hopefully take them back in time to enjoying grandma’s homemade desserts. Russell began her business out of her home in 1997 making simple family cake recipes, like caramel and coconut cake. She hoped people would be interested in buying them. Lucky for her, her business took off. Today, she distributes her cakes to delis, restaurants and individuals across the U.S. while also running her bakery storefront in New Albany.
The Brick & Mortar Experience
As you venture into the picturesque downtown of New Albany, Mississippi, you can already smell whiffs of sugar flowing through the air. They’re coming from none other than the brick-and-mortar Sugaree’s Bakery.
As you reach to open the glass door, you may notice one small detail: the building used to be Gray Drug Company. The original door handle still bears the name of this 50 year occupant that preceded Sugaree’s.
This building is also on the National Register of Historic Places determined by the United States Department of the Interior – serious history for a bakery building where heritage family cake recipes are baked daily.
Inside the bakery, Russell made a point to integrate vintage furniture and art that complement the high ceilings and exposed brick to add to the overall Southern charm of the building.
Russell’s love for the rock band, The Grateful Dead, inspired her to name the bakery after one of their songs, and she also adds the band’s famous bear mascot as decor around her brick-and-mortar retail space.
Let’s Talk Sweets
At Sugaree’s Bakery, an array of sweets await you. Whether you choose a slice of rich red velvet cake, a creamy cheesecake bar or a beautifully decorated sugar cookie, you can’t go wrong at this bakery counter. Sugaree’s strives to make sure their sweets are fresh, moist and full of flavor.
They pack a punch of flavor into all of their goodies, especially their cakes. If it’s your first visit, you have to start with the all-time crowd favorite : The Caramel Cake. It’ll be impossible to put down your fork once you start into a love-filled slice of this cake!
Sugaree’s Bakery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m til 5 p.m and you can also order their whole and half cakes among other products online at sugarees.com.