This Tiny Shop In Alaska Serves Apple Fritters That Are To Die For
Alaska is filled with hidden treasures that start as a ‘last frontier dream’ and turn into an
iconic piece of history. This special spot on the Kenai Peninsula fits that definition perfectly. It is a small and fairly unassuming treasure located off the Sterling highway in the heart of Soldotna that has become one of the most sought-after bakeries in all of Alaska.
Owned and operated by locals that love all that Alaska has to offer, they take pride in serving their local community and they truly pour every ounce of heart and soul into each item that they churn out. They are committed to providing the best baked goods, seasonal items and customer service in all of Alaska. We’d say that by the looks of those summertime lines, they certainly hit the ball out of the park each and every time.
The Moose Is Loose restaurant and bakery off the Sterling Highway in Soldotna is truly second to none when it comes to great products, exceptional service and fair prices. When visiting The Kenai, Alaska's Playground - a stop at this renowned shop is an absolute must.
If you walk inside and see a jam-packed store like this (see above), don't be discouraged. The apple fritters, donuts, muffins, cookies, coffee and other baked goods are worth the wait EVERY time. Plus with a line like that, they've got to be on to something good, right? Oh yes.
The famous Moose Is Loose apple fritters have developed quite the cult-like following over the years. On record days, The Moose Is Loose has sold around 1000 fritters in one business day.
Locals love being close enough to indulge in these scrumptious treats on a chilly winter day. But in the busy summer season when visitors flock to the peninsula from all over the planet for world-class fishing, let's just say that their first stop is always at The Moose Is Loose. After flying, driving or boating thousands of miles, nothing says "Welcome to the Kenai Peninsula" like a stop at The Moose Is Loose. Cure your sweet tooth craving and then go out and enjoy the Kenai River all day long. It's a win-win situation any way you look at it.
If fritters aren't what you're in the mood for, The Moose Is Loose is pretty much like an one-stop-shop for anything bakery related. They have freshly baked donuts daily and a variety of different sizes to perfectly suit your cravings.
If you need a great reason to visit The Moose Is Loose as frequently as possible, they are known for having decadent seasonal offerings. From adorable decorated cookies and muffins to pumpkin-spice donuts during the fall months. The Moose Is Loose never misses a season and strives to have a great assortment of fresh items to offer their loyal customer base that comes back time and time again.
Muffins and cupcakes are a hot commodity at The Moose Is Loose. Baked fresh with homemade frosting, it's impossible to stop your mouth from watering.
If you have a birthday or a special occasion to celebrate, don't go to the chain stores. Stop by The Moose Is Loose and get one of their incredible hand-made multi-layer cakes. They will even write on your cake if you want to personalize it for the occasion.
If you don't have a sweet tooth, need not worry - you might be surprised to learn that The Moose Is Loose even has you covered on that front. They make fresh bread and rolls that pair perfectly with your lunch, dinner or meal around the campfire during the summer months.
And of course, because of the ever-growing popularity of The Moose Is Loose, they even have a stocked up gift shop so that you can take home more than just sweet treats. There are so many fun Alaska (and moose) themed items for adults, kids, babies and even if you want to get a head start on shopping for Christmas gifts.
More than anything, The Moose Is Loose is known for having a great personality. The silly gift shop items and memos on the outdoor street sign are the proof in the puddin'. It's impossible not to drive by without laughing out loud and smiling to yourself. The owners and team members alike are fun, hard-working and they truly create a happy atmosphere that is so incredibly contagious.
Is your mouth watering yet? Well, good – make sure to stop by
The Moose Is Loose in Soldotna the next time you are on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground. And if you love good food, be sure to check out these 10 festivals in Alaska that food lovers should definitely NOT miss.
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