Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia and New Hampshire all claim to be the birthplace of the whoopie pie, but here in New England we know the truth. Not only did we invent the delicious treat, we also perfected it - just ask fans of the Whoo(pie) Wagon!
Married couple, Mary and Chris Bandereck opened their bakery business in a converted country store in downtown Topsfield.
While Mary baked all sorts of fresh cakes, cookies, cannoli, and goodies, she soon found herself known as “the Whoopie Pie Lady.” The cream-filled cakes were by far her most requested item.
In October 2008, The Whoo(pie) Wagon was officially born!
The famous treats come in a variety of flavors, including vegan and gluten-free options.
Chocolate lovers can choose from traditional whoopie pies, or sample the chocolate chip, chocolate salted caramel, Bean Town brownie, and even cannoli (or whannoli!) flavors.
They are also known for their red velvet, pumpkin, oatmeal, s'mores and gingerbread whoopies.
They even have Whoofie Pies for dogs!
As locals themselves, the Banderecks are doing their part to help out during the current pandemic. They are raising funds through CaterCow to help support COVID-19 first responders with surprise whoopie deliveries!
"As everyone knows, both hospitals and our local restaurants are going through tough times: hospital workers are putting their lives on the line to save others, and restaurants are hurting without business," the campaign reads. "To help do our part, The Whoo(pie) Wagon has organized this campaign to raise funds to donate treats to nearby hospitals. 100% of proceeds are directed to The Whoo(pie) Wagon, which will in turn be used to put smiles on the faces of healthcare workers. This will allow us to continue doing what we love to do and show appreciation for the real heroes in this crisis. If it is within your means to help out, please consider donating! #GOTWHOOPIE"
The Topsfield Bakery is open during limited hours for pickup and delivery Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.