America's Best Bakeries
Muddy’s Bake Shop, Memphis, TN
Take one look at the pastry case, and it’s clear that owner Kat Gordon has a healthy sense of humor. Classic American desserts are labeled Prozac (chocolate cake with chocolate frosting) and Frankly Scarlet (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting). Mismatched coffee mugs and vintage furniture complete the quirky vibe at Muddy’s, named for her grandmother. Yet the banana pudding, molasses gingerbread cookies, and blueberry pie confirm that this bakery means business.
Must-Try Item: The Nancy’s Boy pie, a classic chess pie with coconut. muddysbakeshop.com