The Face of Pastry
Honey Pies Bakery & Café Anne Wood, Executive Pastry Chef
Executive Pastry Chef Anne Wood says Honey Pies Bakery & Café is intended to feel like you’re visiting Grandma’s kitchen. The bakery was founded in 2016, and Wood joined the team the following year after it became clear that West Little Rock was looking for more than a pie shop. Her goal was to develop a lunch menu in addition to a take & bake menu and expand the bakery’s dessert choices. A year later, it has transitioned into a great place to visit at any time in the day; breakfast, lunch, or dessert.
Their daily offerings include gourmet coffee, nine flavors of scratch made pies in both individual portions and family size, cakes, super-giant cookies, crème brûlée, lunch options, as well as rotating sweet treats and breakfast goodies.
“I love how emotionally connected our community is to pie in a way we just aren’t attached to other desserts,” Wood said. “We love hearing about your aunts, grandmothers, dads, sisters, brothers making pie; it’s a dessert that is close to our Southern hearts like no other.”
Honey Pies is deeply involved in the community and has a daily mission of helping its Little Rock neighbors.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner directly with the Arkansas Foodbank through Honey Pies’ ‘One Cup, One Meal’ initiative, where one meal is donated to the Arkansas Foodbank for each cup of coffee served,” she said. “Since the program's inception, Honey Pies has donated more than 13,500 meals to Arkansans in need throughout central and southern Arkansas.”
In addition, to helping the hungry, Honey Pies’ philanthropic support extends to fundraisers with Youth Home, the Arkansas Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis, UALR, and Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas.