Gideon’s Bakehouse bringing award-winning cookies to new Disney Springs location

Company says new location will open later this year

Multi-Award-Winning Local Bakery Gideon’s Bakehouse to Open Location at Disney Springs (Walt Disney World)

ORLANDO, Fla – Orlando’s best kept secret for mouth-watering cookies is about to be unveiled to the world.

On Wednesday, officials with Walt Disney World said Gideon’s Bakehouse will be opening a location at Disney Springs later this year.

Gideon’s first location opened in 2016 at Central Florida’s original food hall, the East End Market, along Corrine Drive in Orlando.

The Bakehouse has perfected the chocolate chip cookie and has been awarded and recognized by the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and many other publications.

Award-winning Orlando business Gideon's Bakehouse will open its long-anticipated second location later this year at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Gideon’s Bakehouse)

Gideon’s Bakehouse gained international recognition for its nearly half-pound, small-batch handmade cookies and cakes.

Locals know the bakeshop runs out of cookies quickly due to popularity.

“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.

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I opened Gideon's Bakehouse just over three years ago on a budget of $800 and a single employee. We pushed through some unbelievable challenges to keep up with our growth and are now ready to take our next big step. We're pleased to announce that our first Flagship location is coming this year to Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World Resort. ⁣ ⁣ We're a small team with a single owner and no partners or investors. We did this purely on our own steam fueled by you, our local community. This step is enormous, to say the least, but we've learned so much over the last few years, and we're ready for this challenge. We're proud to be a representative of the fantastic local food scene in Central Florida and look forward to chatting with visitors about what makes Orlando so special. We hope to have your support on this evolution of the Gideon's experience. So what can you expect? We would tell you more, but we're nothing if not a little mysterious. Stay tuned!! ⁣ ⁣ #DisneySprings #WaltDisneyWorld #WDW #disney

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Disney said in a blog post that Gideon’s plans to bring an expanded menu of cookie and cake slices to Disney Springs, plus add its own line of unique iced coffees, like the Original Peanut Butter Iced Coffee.

The new store will be located in The Landing across from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.