I live in an adorable little town. First off, the name Red Lion makes me feel like I’m living in England. Secondly, the name came from a local tavern sign way back in the day.
There is a historical society, library, pharmacy, record store, a rail trail in the process of going in, a gorgeous park, fun community events like Bull and Oyster Festivals, and several charming spots to grab a bite to eat. One of these is Red Brick Bakery.
The spot is nestled in between one building and a storefront. You enter through a gate and follow a narrow walkway to the front door. The space is intimate and cozy. Cozy to the point where I was slightly nervous walking between tables with two toddlers to get to the counter near the back wall to place my order. I pulled my purse in front of me so I didn’t accidentally knock a tea pot onto the floor and I held my breath as the kids followed me.
There were no accidents. Hallelujah.
I need to check those out too.
This time around I ordered two biscotti (I think they may have been cranberry almond), a toasted walnut brownie, an M&M brownie, a triple berry bar, and half a dozen snickerdoodle cookies. This was all for research purposes, of course. I can write both the $15 and the calories off, right?
I did not eat all these desserts, nor did anyone in my family. In fact, we composted some of it. Okay, we did eat all the cookies. I mean, they’re snickerdoodle.
Everything was delicious. Fresh and delicious. Large and delicious.
The cookies were huge, soft, and chewy.
The brownies were cut into large rectangles and were thick and moist. (please, no TWSS)
The biscotti was dense and firm without being dry and crumbly.
And that triple berry bar was my favorite.
I’m kind of salivating right now while thinking about it. The base was thick and kind of like a tender shortbread cookie. Buttery and melt-in-your-mouth-like. On top was a sweet jam coating and adorable little dollops of that shortbready goodness. It was served chilled and everything about it was divine.
Heavenly presence right here in my little village of Red Lion.
Address: 55 N. Main St, Red Lion, PA 17356
Hours: Bakery & Lunch-Wednesday through Saturday from 8am-3pm; High Tea-Wednesday through Saturday with reservations