A Guide To Maine’s Best Whoopie Pies
Get to know the state’s favorite sweet treat
There is no dessert more beloved in Maine than a whoopie pie. In 1925, Labadie’s Bakery in Lewiston, Maine, began selling them and the rest is, as they say, history. Essentially, whoopie pies are comprised of two circular soft cookies with a fluffy white filling in-between, but today, you can found all sorts of creative versions on the classic sweet treat. Below, the five best whoopie pie spots in Maine that reign supreme.
Bam Bam Bakery
Located on Portland’s Commercial Street, this cozy bakery owned by Tina and Lance Cromwell offers up a wide assortment of gluten-free goodies, but it’s their whoopie pies that locals can’t get enough of. When in season, be sure to try the pumpkin and gingerbread flavors.
Two Fat Cats Bakery
Arguably Portland’s most famous bakery, this business has made big business with their classic take on Maine’s favorite dessert, which is also offered in miniature versions and for bigger appetites, a cake. Online ordering is available as well, if you’re not a local.
Bread and Roses Bakery
Quaint and cozy with a bit of European flair, this female-owned bake shop – it’s also conveniently close to Cliff House Maine – is renown for their whoopie pies, which are equal parts fluffy and sweet. Wash it all down with piping hot coffee made with beans from local Carpe Diem Coffee Roasters.
Big Sky Bread
This Portland-based business and cafe boasts multiple locations and might be best known for their wide array of artisanal breads, but their baked sweets are no slouch, either. Beyond the standard chocolate, you’ll also discover more unusual whoopie pie flavors like peanut butter and blueberry.
Congdon’s Family Restaurant & Bakery
Opened in 1945 by Clint and Nana Congdon, this beloved Kennebuk restaurant maintains all the charm and warmth of its older days. While locals rave about the house donuts – there’s 24 flavors to pick from – the whoopie pies are equally enticing. (Tip: the giant-sized ones are terrific for sharing.)