My mother and I visited the Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton, Virginia this morning. I stopped in there a few weeks ago and bought some amazing rosemary focaccia topped with sea salt and other items and wanted to share the goodness with my mom. Owner and baker-in-chief Brian Noyes has been churning out focaccia and other hearty loaves, seasonal pies, croissants and muffins, coffee cakes, savory quiches, and delicious soups and sandwiches in a renovated 1921 Esso filling station since 2009.
The Red Truck Bakery was founded in a farmhouse in Orlean, Virginia, which is located approximately 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. Prior to opening his Warrenton shop, founder Brian Noyes delivered baked goods to local businesses in this 1954 red ford truck that originally came from designer Tommy Hilfiger’s Connecticut farm.
Today I sampled one of these citrus cupcakes with burnt sugar icing, Alma Hackney’s rum cake, a meatloaf sandwich, and of course, the rosemary focaccia.
The locals enjoy coffee, baked goods, and homemade sandwiches at this communal table which is made from beams from a local barn torched by General Philip Sheridan during his march through the Shenandoah Valley. What a charming spot to host a meeting.
An antique toy truck decorated the counter.
And red radio flyer wagons added additional charm.
The Red Truck Bakery is located on 22 Waterloo Street in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The items sell out quickly, so if you’re planning a visit be sure to arrive early or call ahead and reserve the items you want.
If you don’t live nearby you can still enjoy baked goods from the Red Truck Bakery; they ship nationwide. For information on online ordering visit the Red Truck Bakery website.