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Food Review: GoGo’s Bakery in Old Fort


Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls in GoGo’s signature pink box

July 10, 2022

Old Fort- I have seen multiple posts and pictures of the pink boxes filled with GoGo’s Cinnamon Rolls in Old Fort on Facebook. I do love a good cinnamon roll but they close at noon and I tend to be a night owl. It is a bit of a drive from where I live so I did not just run up to get some.

Lemon Sweet Rolls

Last week I saw where they were making lemon sweet rolls for special order. I could not resist trying that so I ordered six lemon sweet rolls and 6 cinnamon rolls to try. They were what I considered a little pricey at $20.00/6 but I was really intrigued by how they looked online. (btw if you order a dozen it is a bit less and soooo worth it)

Cinnamon Rolls

Wow, was I happily surprised when I saw them. They were huge and had loads of cream cheese frosting on top. I can see why they cost that much. They are stable at room temperature (NC State University actually tested them) so they do not have to be refrigerated and they can be frozen if need be. They said to flash freeze them till firm then place in a Ziploc type freezer bag and enjoy when you want.

I placed mine in the microwave for about 20 seconds and it was perfect. The lemon was amazing. They got the exact balance of lemon in both the roll and the icing. It was one of the best I have ever had for sure. The cinnamon roll was better than the ones I have had from Cinnabon. I will be going back to try their other flavors.


They have six regular flavors. Call or go online to see seasonal ones. You can choose from Strawberry, Maple Bacon, Chocolate, Caramel Pecan, Original, Apple Pie, Banana Nut and Orange Creamsicle. The Lemon is seasonal for now and Strawberry will end in August. You can go to the shop and get regular sized rolls to enjoy right there. They also have mini rolls but you have to preorder those and if you want a regular sized dozen at

They are located at 212 E Main St, Old Fort, phone number is (828) 668-6024.

Email is:
and website is

They are available for catering and special events.

Hours are Tuesday – Friday 6:00 am -12:00 pm and Saturday 7:00 am- 11:00 am.

They also have rolls available at Ingenious Coffee Roasters in Marion. Mountaineer Coffee & Ice Cream in Bakersville. The Moo and Brew at Mimosa Market in Morganton!

Wendy Lewis
Wendy’s Grandmother “GoGo”

In May two years ago Wendy Lewis was furloughed because of Covid. Her husband Jerry told her he thought people would buy her cinnamon rolls. She laughed out loud! They had no earthly idea where that one remark would lead them.  On her website she says “I’ve spent almost all of my life in a kitchen, either in an elementary school cafeteria, a college cafe, or my own. My grandmother, “GoGo”, and my mother, Libby, taught me everything I know about cooking.”

These are worth not only the trip but the price as well. She certainly knows how to make incredible cinnamon rolls. I have to think that  her mother Libby and “GoGo” would be proud!