From the best down home food recipes in North Carolina to dining and chef profiles, Our State magazine captures the flavor of North Carolina.

Mountain Pie Company

Merri and Bill Tyndall bake dozens of flavors of pie each day, including Blueberry Blintz, at the Mountain Pie...

Banana Pudding

It’s a simple dish built in layers, rich and comforting, reflecting the foundation of a satisfying Southern life.

The Sisters McMullen

Unfortunately, this dessert spot in Asheville is now closed. See our original post about them below and other North...

Bailey Café

In the tiny town of Bailey at Bailey Café, the shelves are full of cakes unlike any others.

Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery

Since 1998, Frank and Margaret Ballard have been dishing out huge slices of cake at the Hayes Barton Café...

Sugar on Front Street

At Sugar on Front Street in Wilmington, Samantha Smith provides and ever-changing selection of old-fashioned baked goods.


The Rosebriar in Albemarle is only open on weekdays for three midday hours, so hurry in for a slice...

Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe

With more than 50 cheesecake flavors available, making a choice at Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe in Morehead City isn't...

The Nabs Cake

Crunchy, cheesy crackers ― affectionately known as Nabs ― were the inspiration for this tasty Carolina cake.