By K. Lee Graham
Cheery blue-and-white awnings welcome you into the doors of Strossner’s Bakery. Once inside, you’ll find locally baked bread, pastries and desserts that have made the bakery a favorite in Greenville for the past 70 years.
Three generations of the Strossner family have served up some of the tastiest bites in Greenville. Richard and Beatrice Strossner established the bakery in 1947; now their grandson Tapley Strossner owns and operates the business. “As a child I thought about it — growing up, being a part of this,” said Tapley, who moved out West in his 20s, but whose strong family ties didn’t let him stay away for long. “What brought it back to wanting to come here was having my daughter.” And whether it’s his own daughter or another family member, Strassner is sure he’ll be followed by another generation, too.
Times may change, but the right slice of pie is enduring. It’s a commitment to their roots and to quality that has kept Strossner’s a favorite throughout the years. Many of the same recipes Strossner’s used in 1947 are still used today. “We make everything in house, and keep that same vision of quality products, quality ingredients.”
The Crème Pies are one of the items the bakery started with in the ’40s, and they’re still on the menu today. The Pumpkin Pound Cake is also a signature during the holidays, and their quiches are fan favorites.
Made for you
Strossner’s also makes custom cakes, including wedding and groom’s cakes, as well as cakes for any holiday. They’ve got a team of in-house consultants to help perfect your design while delivering the signature Strossner’s flavors and quality.
Strossner’s is open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Visitors should be prepared to leave with a signature blue-and-white-striped to-go bag filled with cookies, cakes and pastries to rival your own Grandma’s cooking.