Red Truck Rural Bakery

Bakery | Donuts | Sandwich Shop
Worth driving from anywhere!

The original Red Truck Bakery is an adorable little spot in a former gas station at Courthouse Square in Warrenton’s Old Town. Some of its unique specialties are 160-proof moonshine double-chocolate cake, suet-rich real mince pie, and bourbon cake that includes honey-sweetened root beer and Montmorency cherries. The bakery case contains harvest wheat bread with cranberries, golden raisins, and walnuts; a variety of savory, cheesy, and slightly sweet focaccias; dinner rolls, baguettes, croissants, and coffee cakes.

All those things and more are available at the second Red Truck Bakery, in Marshall, which was opened so customers have more places to sit and baker Brian Noyes has more room for cooking and for his thriving mail-order business. The Warrenton location is still open and still utterly charming; the new place has a menu expanded to include breakfast sandwiches, flatbreads, and other breakfast and lunch specials.

We are big fans of the fabulous sandwiches: chicken salad made from local chickens, egg salad made with eggs laid by those local chickens, ham and local (of course) cheese, meat loaf and a remarkably succulent non-meat beet loaf. There’s always a soup of the day (French onion is divine), and no matter what time of day it is or which location you are visiting, it is mandatory to walk out with a bag of Red Truck Bakery granola, which is the best on earth.

In Warrenton: 22 Waterloo St., Warrenton, VA. 540-347-2224

What to Eat
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tuna salad on made-that-morning wheat bread.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Egg Salad Sandwich
Egg Salad Sandwich
Local eggs make egg salad rich and sunny.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Granola
The best granola on earth
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Double Chocolate Moonshine Cake
Double Chocolate Moonshine Cake
Double-chocolate moonshine cake is infused with corn liquor from Culpepper County.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Birdseed Cookie
Birdseed Cookie
Birdseed cookie features the fetching sweet licorice twist of anise.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Cranberry Orange Muffin
Cranberry Orange Muffin
Creamy, sweet, tart, luxuriously rich cranberry orange muffin
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Red Truck Cookie
Red Truck Cookie
Red Truck cookies
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Meatloaf Sandwich
Meatloaf Sandwich
A quartet of sandwiches, including beet loaf in the upper left
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake
Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake
Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake, slathered with Bailey's Irish Cream icing.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Aunt Darla’s Pimento Cheese
Aunt Darla’s Pimento Cheese
Aunt Darla"s pimento cheese is sharp, smoky and peppery.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Ham & Chive Scone
Ham & Chive Scone
Ham chive scone, haloed by coarse salt
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Cinnamon Granola Ice Cream
Cinnamon Granola Ice Cream
Cinnamon ice cream laced with veins of Red Truck's four-star granola
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Shenandoah Apple Cake
Shenandoah Apple Cake
Shenandoah apple cake is gilded with a thick maple syrup glaze.
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
Best of all worlds: Bourbon chocolate pecan pie
Red Truck Rural Bakery, Donuts
Cake donuts are weekend-only treats
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday8am - 5pm
Monday8am - 5pm
Tuesday8am - 5pm
Wednesday8am - 5pm
Thursday8am - 5pm
Friday8am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 5pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 218 MILES | 4 hr 15 min

Skyline Drive

The 105-mile two-lane that threads through Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, has decent food at its National Park Service Oases. (Try the Smithfield Ham Monte Cristo or the roast turkey with cornbread stuffing at Big Meadows Lodge at mile 51.2.) But when big appetite beckons, we head for one of the four entry/exit…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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