Gideon's Bakehouse coming to Disney Springs

Jun 17, 2020 in "Gideon's Bakehouse "

Gideon's Bakehouse overview
Posted: Wednesday June 17, 2020 9:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Springs will welcome popular local Orlando bakery Gideon's Bakehouse to The Landing later this year.

Currently sold in limited numbers at Polite Pig, Gideon’s is best known for small-batch, handmade cookies and cakes. Cookie flavors include Peanut Butter Crisp, Cookies & Cream and Pistachio Toffee Dark Chocolate. 

Gideon’s original location opened in late 2016 at Orlando’s East End Market with one employee and an $800 budget. The Bakehouse quickly gained international recognition for its almost ½-pound, small-batch handmade cookies. Word quickly spread, and lines up to 80 minutes long became a regular sight – with locals and visitors alike all hoping to get their hands on their favorite flavor before Gideon’s sold out.

“This opportunity is truly a dream come true and will allow us to flex all of our creative muscle in both desserts and décor. We’re passionate, inspired, and ready,” said Steve Lewis, owner and creator of Gideon’s Bakehouse.

Gideon’s Bakehouse plans to bring an expanded menu of its cookie and cake slices to The Landing at Disney Springs. Taking advantage of this larger space, Gideon’s will add its own line of unique iced coffees, like the Original Peanut Butter Iced Coffee, built to pair flawlessly with their desserts. Guests can expect to see all of their favorite cookie flavors, plus new limited editions available exclusively during timed daily releases. Guests will be able to enjoy the ever-popular Coffee Cake Cookie (previously only available one month a year) every morning at Gideon’s in Disney Springs. For those looking for something extra special after dinner, Gideon’s is introducing a Hot Cookie Hour each evening. “We’re also excited to bring more cake flavors to our new location, offering never-before-seen creations like our special line of Double Frosted Cakes,” said Lewis. “There are more than a few secrets we have up our sleeves, but you’ll have to wait and see. It’s not Gideon’s if it isn’t a little dark and mysterious.”

Guests can expect a whimsical Victorian design to the new shop, but they can also look forward to collectible art becoming a part of their product packaging. “We aim to make the wait in line entertaining by immersing everyone in a transformative environment that will share our story as they progress towards the counter. Experience is everything to us, so memorable sweets and whimsical atmosphere exist hand in hand. This opportunity is truly a dream come true and will allow us to flex all of our creative muscles in both desserts and decor. We’re passionate, inspired, and ready,” said Lewis.

Gideon’s buildout is being led by STUDIO 407’s Hospitality Studio Director, Diana Chase, AIA. Diana is an Architect and Interior Designer with over 20 years of experience. She has completed a wide variety of projects, including several restaurant projects at Disney Springs.

The new bakehouse will take over from the Rustic Cuff, just across from Wine Bar George.

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Archie123Nov 25, 2021

I think that their cookies are overrated. Not bad but just slightly below average. I will say the store looks cool when you are inside.

jaklgreenNov 25, 2021

My issue with most chocolate desserts is that they use crap chocolate. Hersey's is a travesty to the word chocolate. If businesses used good quality chocolate in their desserts, I would be right there with you.

MarvelCharacterNerdNov 24, 2021

Here's the thing - a) I'm a chocoholic and b) I love soft chocolate chip cookies and/or cookie dough. The funny thing is, you would think these are sugar overload based on all the chocolate chips, but IMO they're not sugar overload - they're richness overload! I know nothing about how these are made, but I'd guess it involves BUCKETS of butter. lol But the richness oddly cuts the sugar rush of them. But it also keeps me from eating too much at one time. Probably why after trying a couple of different flavors (including coffee cake and cookies 'n cream - neither of which were really repeatable need for me), my fave is actually the triple chocolate chip cookie. So. Much. Chocolate. It also tastes best after long travels and being frozen and reheated. Having now tasted these (almost) fresh, however, the original chocolate chip is fantastic fresh vs. 'only' being really good after longer travels and frozen and reheated. lol I love big gooey chocolate chip cookies - at DLR, I pass on the plain Num-Nums but recommend their cousins which are used as part of the chocolate chunk sundaes at the Golden Horseshoe. I think they taste better when softened up under the ice cream. But none of the above compares to the dear departed Chef Cookie's Deep Dish at DL's lost and lamented Big Thunder Ranch BBQ. That thing was literally the greatest cookie/dessert ever.

ppete1975Nov 23, 2021

you better be getting them a great christmas present

DznyGrlSDNov 23, 2021

NOW you know why they won't ship them :)

MrPromeyNov 23, 2021

Okay... getting someone else to wait for you may actually be THE best strategy. 😏

jaklgreenNov 23, 2021

You are not. We tried their cookies and cakes and were not impressed at all. They gave us a day old cookie and the cake frosting was grainy.

UNCgolfNov 23, 2021

I feel like I'm the only person in the world who thinks their cookies (at least the chocolate chip ones) look bad. Too much chocolate, too little cookie.

MarvelCharacterNerdNov 23, 2021

I am so lucky to have an awesome friend. Who went to Gideon's yesterday. Waited in a more than 3 hour long virtual queue. Then got on a plane and came home late last night. And I arrived at their home first thing this morning to pick up less-than-24-hour-old Gideon's cookies (only slightly smooshed by the TSA dropping a heavy bag on top of the cookie box)!!!! O M G Having them (almost) fresh makes a HUGE difference. I mean even a week+ old as I previously had them they're still pretty darn good. But less than 24 hours old where they are soft and fresh and the chocolate hasn't bloomed and salt flakes haven't fallen off? HEAVEN in a cookie. 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 But now I'm totally spoiled and want them that fresh again. lol And I may not get that lucky again on timing!

MrPromeyNov 22, 2021

Ummm... NO! ... Stupid face! That's a horrible idea! ... Nobody should do that! :oops: ... Like, ever... ;)

DznyGrlSDNov 22, 2021

Drive to East End? better yet - PREORDER from East End?

MrPromeyNov 22, 2021

Actually, there is a better strategy but I don't like the whole of the internet enough to spill that semi-secret in public and ruin it. ;)

MrPromeyNov 19, 2021

Yeah, best strategy is probably to go there first and try getting into the virtual queue so you then have a few hours to do other things before going back.

MarvelCharacterNerdNov 19, 2021

A friend of mine was there this afternoon and said the line was 2-3 hours long so they couldn't wait and get me cookies. :( Hoping they'll get there again before they leave!