Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, is a lively outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.
However, with over 60 dining establishments, it can be difficult to navigate where to eat!
And to further complicate things, the best food outlets offer a vast array of options – so how do you know what to pick?
Gideon’s Bakehouse is a stand-out among the vast array of eateries! In this article, we’ll explore:
- The Gideon Bakehouse menu
- Must-try desserts and sweets
- The best beverages to try
- Insider tips to have the best Gideon Bakehouse experience.
Let’s dive in!
Exploring Gideon’s Bakehouse Menu
As the name would suggest, Gideon’s Bakehouse specializes in baked goods. Gideon’s has attracted a cult-like following for its unbelievable baked goods, unique flavor combinations, and massive serving sizes!
Owner Steve Lewis has refined his recipes over the past 15 years to deliver a truly delightful culinary experience. This article discusses the best, must-try desserts and sweet treats at Gideon’s Bakehouse Disney Springs.
Must-Try Desserts and Sweet Treats
Gideon’s offers a variety of cookie and cake slices, as well as a line of deliciously unique coffees.
Along with the irresistible permanent flavors and items, Gideon’s stocks special limited edition items which change every month. This article will explain each section of the menu, and highlight items that simply cannot be missed!
Signature Cookies and Flavors
Gideon’s Bakehouse is best known for its seriously impressive cookies. These renowned cookies are popular for good reason; they weigh almost half a pound, and take over 24 hours to create!
Further, the array of unique flavors is sure to impress. With options like Pistachio Toffee Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Crunch, prepare to embark on a journey with your tastebuds.
Must-Try: Coffee Cake Cookie: A stand-out item is Gideon’s ever-popular Coffee Cake Cookie. A buttery vanilla cookie with a cinnamon swirl, and a double-baked butter crumbs topping.
It’s reminiscent of a Snickerdoodle, but even more delicious! With a crunchy exterior and a perfectly gooey inside, the Coffee Cake Cookie will have your mouth watering.
This insanely popular cookie is exclusive to Disney Springs and is available every day until it sells out. Get in quick!
Decadent Cake Slices
If cookies aren’t your thing, Gideon’s Bakehouse menu expands to cake slices that are equally as luxurious.
With an ever-changing line-up of different vanilla or chocolate flavors, you’re sure to find the perfect slice to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Slathered in layers of buttercream, these cakes are perfect for the frosting-obsessed. The flavors rotate daily, but the Banana Peanut Butter Double Frosted Cake is a crowd favorite.
These 8-inch, three-tiered massive cake slices are big enough to share – if you can resist eating the whole thing, that is!
Must-Try: Key Lime Pie Cake: Keep an eye out for the Key Lime Pie Cake – a Florida special.
A layered vanilla cake with tangy key lime buttercream and graham cracker crust pieces sprinkled throughout, this cake is a flavor explosion.
Seasonal and Limited Edition Offerings
Gideon’s Bakehouse stocks different seasonal and limited edition baked goods, which change every month.
Must-Try: Frankenstein Cookie: Certain limited flavors return annually, like the popular Halloween Frankenstein Cookie, made up of all your favorite Halloween candies: crushed Oreos, dark chocolate, and M&Ms!
Don’t miss this irresistible cookie if you visit during the month of October!
Outside of their cult favorite seasonal offerings, Gideon Bakehouse always carries a different limited edition flavor to keep things interesting.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Options
Whilst many of Gideon’s baked goods are unfortunately not vegan or gluten-free, those with dietary requirements may wish to head closeby to Disney Springs’ Valhalla Bakery.
However, what Gideon’s Bakehouse can offer to those who are vegan or gluten-free are some truly incredible beverage options. Keep on reading to find out more!
Gideon’s Bakehouse menu boasts an exciting range of unique beverages which pair excellently with their cookies and cake slices.
What’s better is that most of the beverages are vegan and gluten-free! Gideon’s Bakehouse is known for its Nitro Cold Brews which are so much more than your standard iced coffee.
From Peanut Butter to Cookies and Cream, these iced beverages are truly indulgent.
Must-Try: Pumpkin Chai Cold Brew: A fall favorite, available all year round! This beverage is flavored with real cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, white pepper, nutmeg, and cloves, and is perfectly brewed with locally roasted coffee beans.
The Pumpkin Chai Cold Brew pairs perfectly with the Coffee Cake cookie for a moment of complete indulgence.
As with their other offerings, Gideon’s Bakehouse releases monthly limited edition Nitro Cold Brew flavors to complement their special monthly limited cookie releases.
The Gideon’s Bakehouse Experience
A visit to Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs is a truly immersive experience. On the outside of the Gothic building, you can spot the stone gargoyle protecting the bakehouse from above.
Step inside, and you’ll be greeted with a wistful yet eerie, dark atmosphere! Gideon’s Bakehouse encapsulates a spooky supernatural feel. Expect dim lighting, curved bookcases filled to the brim with vintage books, Gothic family portraits lining the walls, and flickering candles.
As with all things Disney, the environment takes you on a journey to a fantasy world, before you’ve even had the chance to indulge in their extraordinary baked goods. There’s also a merchandise section of the store for the true die-hard fans.
Insider Tips for Visiting Gideon’s Bakehouse
As one of the most popular establishments at Disney Springs, Gideon’s Bakehouse draws large crowds – resulting in long queue times!
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to beat the lines and maximize your experience.
It’s best to arrive at Gideon’s Bakehouse early. Ideally, you want to get in the queue BEFORE the store’s 10 am opening time, to minimize your wait time and get your hands on the best creations before they sell out.
You can expect a decent line to form before the store has even opened its doors.
Mondays through Thursdays are the best time to visit Gideon’s Bakehouse (especially during the back-to-school season) as the crowds are lower. If you visit on a weekend, be prepared to wait in a virtual line for up to four hours!
Once the line gets too long, Gideon’s Bakehouse switches to a virtual queue. This effectively allows you to sign up to queue, then leave and experience Disney Springs’ other attractions so you don’t waste hours in line.
You’ll eventually receive a text to return and join the end of the ‘return line’, where you’ll be handed a menu by one of the friendly staff members.
It’s a good idea to select which cookies you’d like to purchase before you get to the cabinet; it can be overwhelming!
As mentioned earlier, the Coffee Cake cookie is exclusive to Gideon’s Disney Springs location – and it sells out fast, so it’s definitely a must-try.
Along with this, you may wish to indulge in whichever limited edition flavor is on offer at the time of your visit!
Ask a friendly staff member if you have any questions or need direction. Further, if you visit in the evening, be sure to try the Dark Coffee Cake Cookie – a dark chocolate variation of the original Coffee Cake cookie which is only available after sunset.
When you eventually enter the Gothic bakehouse and sink your teeth into a luxurious baked good, you’ll understand that the experience is so worth the wait!
Gideon’s Bakehouse guests may buy up to 6 cookies per person at a time, which is reasonable considering each cookie weighs nearly half a pound! Each cookie and cold brew costs $6, with the massive cake slices costing $9.
Further, don’t miss out on the Hot Cookie Hour(s). Gideon’s Bakehouse has two hot cookie hours daily, from 2-3 pm and again from 7-8 pm, in which guests can indulge in a hot cookie fresh out of the oven and topped with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream.
Gideon’s Bakehouse is a must-visit location on your trip to Disney Springs. From the unique Gothic atmosphere to the mouth-wateringly delicious baked goods, Gideon’s truly lives up to the hype!
As detailed in this article, there are a few items you don’t want to miss.
Be sure to get your hands on one of the half-pound Coffee Cake cookies exclusive to Disney Springs, and check out which exciting limited-release flavors are on offer during your time of visiting!
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.