Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop, Poptimism • Bakery & Desserts
Kaylen Wissinger sold her cupcakes at area farmers markets before she opened Whisk in 2012 in Benton Park. For nearly as long, she has been selling the ice pops that have since gained their own Poptimism brand, food truck and, since August 2021, one of the stands inside the new Food Hall at City Foundry. Whisk’s full name is Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop. Its growth was organic. Wissinger founded it with nothing more than crowdsourced funds and a small inheritance from her late grandmother. Remodeled in early 2020 to increase production space, Whisk puts Wissinger’s baked goods on display at the counter: cupcakes, of course, not too big or over-iced; large, soft chocolate-chip cookies; pop tartlets nearly as flaky and buttery as a croissant. For Poptimism’s ice pops, Wissinger might take inspiration from seasonal bounty (peach and basil, plum and ginger) or other treats (cotton candy, Pharaoh’s Donuts). Famously, she serves a Provel-flavored ice pop. If that does the trick for you, keep an eye out for her crab Rangoon pop.
📍 Where Whisk, 2201 Cherokee Street • More info 314-932-5166; whiskstl.com • Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or until sold out) Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until sold out) Sunday (closed Monday-Wednesday) • Pricing $
📍 Where Poptimism, Food Hall at City Foundry, 3730 Foundry Way • More info poptimismstl.com • Hours Open daily (closed Tuesday) • Pricing $