Profile: Ashleigh's Bake Shop
Nestled inside of Pryde’s Kitchen & Necessities in Westport, Ashleigh’s Bake Shop serves up fresh-baked pies and treats. Style Editor Josh Montes sat down with founder Ashleigh Luna to discover the origins and inspiration of the bakery.
How many of you out there share my affinity for sweets? Well I have a HUGE sweet tooth and no other place in KC satisfies my sweet addiction like Ashleigh's Bake Shop. I met Ashleigh, I believe in 2017. I was about to do a little shopping in Westport's Pryde's building. As soon as I opened the door into Pryde's the aroma of fresh baked goodness overwhelmed me. Of course, I beelined my way right to the back of Pryde's into Ashleigh's Bake Shop where I met the owner/baker Ashleigh Luna. She greeted me and her other customers with such a smile. Trust me she is as sweet as pie *wink wink*.
Ashleigh's Bake Shop was established in 2015 by Ashleigh, her father Bud Luna, and her now husband Jim Lower. Growing up in a food-loving family, Ashleigh was always in the kitchen with her family. They would watch cooking shows and she would dive into every cookbook she could find. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado, she returned to Kansas City with the goal of opening up her own bakery.
Becoming pie-obsessed, Ashleigh and her father spent the next year testing pie and cookie recipes until they came up with recipes which are now some of the bakery's most popular items. In August of 2015, Luna was presented with the opportunity to open a shop in the Westport landmark, Pryde's Kitchen and Necessities.
From their all-butter pie crusts and their salted chocolate chip cookies, to freshly baked pies and my favorite pecan bars, everything is baked fresh every Thursday through Saturday. Some of their most popular flavors are Cherry, Rhubarb, Peach, Butterscotch, Salted Honey Custard, Chocolate Chess, Crab Pie, Key lime and their amazing quiches. So do yourself a huge favor and head on over to Ashleigh's Bake Shop any Thursday through Saturday.
Ashleigh's Bake Shop
115 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm