Our History

Dewey G. Wilkerson founded Dewey’s Bakery in downtown Winston-Salem in the midst of the Great Depression. It was the area’s first all-electric bakery, and focused on treasured Moravian baked goods. The store had a few downtown locations before settling at 114 West 4th Street, where it remained for the next several decades. 

On Easter Monday, 1955, a fire destroyed the bakery. After an outpouring of support from the Winston-Salem community, Dewey’s was able to stay in business and moved the flagship location in the newly constructed Thruway Shopping Center, where it remains today. 

Because Dewey's has baked the same delicious recipes in the same way for generations, the tastes have become a part of the lives of the community. They have a familiarity that transcends taste and time. They awaken memories of special occasions, holidays and home.

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