As someone who spends most of their time in Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy, it can be easy to forget about places to eat and visit outside of my immediate area. Because of this, I travelled to Lucky Moon Pies and More, a bakery local to Mahomet.


The front of Lucky Moon with a single door nearly level with parking lot pavement. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Nestled on a corner near a residential area, parking is limited. I found it easier to drive a little way down the street and park outside of someone’s house. Walking towards the bakery, I had time to look over the daily menu posted outside before entering.

The exterior menu on the ground showing baked goods priced from $1.75 to $5.50. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Once inside, there were plenty of sweets and baked goods to look over, so I went slowly. The space inside was small and indoor seating wasn’t available. Anytime I had a question about food the staff at Lucky Moon Pies and More were quick to answer.

A display of packed goods on the counter inside of Lucky Moon that includes cookies, bars, and danishes. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.
A cylindrical display case containing various pies and cakes, some of which are made for pets to eat. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.
Cake pops packed on a counter. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

After thinking for a while, I settled on a biscuit bomb, a flaky cinnamon roll, a banana cream pie slice, and a strawberry cake pop.

A browned biscuit bomb resting on a small plate. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Since I arrived earlier in the day, I thought it best to begin with a savory snack. The bacon, egg, and cheddar biscuit bomb ($4.25) was about as large as a fist and was the daily special at the bakery.

I really enjoyed the buttery biscuit exterior, as it accented the savory meat on the inside. The bacon was nice and tender — and not crispy if that matters to you, though I personally prefer my bacon less crispy. The biscuit itself was the highlight for me which is a good thing as most of a biscuit bomb was wonderful buttery bread by volume. A great way to start breakfast.

A flaky cinnamon roll on a small plate with frosting covering the entire roll and about half of the sides of the roll. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

For my first sweet treat, I tried Lucky Moon’s flaky cinnamon roll ($3.50). True to its name, this cinnamon roll was incredibly flaky. So flaky, in fact, that the texture was closer to baklava than the typical doughiness of other cinnamon rolls.

Every bite except the very center of the roll was crunchy, crispy, and delightfully caramelized. Even the bottom of the cinnamon roll had a layer of sugar baked into it. This was easily the best cinnamon roll I’d ever eaten. Do not pass up the flaky cinnamon rolls at Lucky Moon Pies and More if they are available.

A slice of banana cream pie on a small plate with the banana slightly darked because it was left in the fridge overnight. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Trying something a little fruity, I took a bite of the banana cream pie slice ($4). Soft and creamy with a dollop of meringue on top and a well-made crust, this is a refreshing pie for any banana fan. I recommend eating this dessert right away, as the bananas darkened, and the pie filling dried out a little for my slice. It was my fault as I left mine in the fridge for about one full day, and that was too long. 

A strawberry cake pop standing on end on a small plate with a stick length more than five times the diameter of the cake pop. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

For something a bit smaller, I wrapped-up with a strawberry cake pop ($2.50). Encased with a thick layer of white chocolate and a drizzle of milk chocolate, this snack was rich and moist. I recommend cake pops at Lucky Moon Pies and More for anyone wanting a small snack of just the right size. While the strawberry cake was less fruity than I expected, this didn’t significantly lower my enjoyment of the cake pop.

A paper printed version per printed version of the outdoor menu with the same items listed. Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

By reading through the menu, an observant person will note that I barely scratched the surface of what Lucky Moon Pies and More have to offer. There are ample reasons to return to this Mahomet bakery again and again with how varied the menu is. Go on a trip outside your comfort zone, and drive to Mahomet to try this bakery.

Lucky Moon Pies and More
401 E Oak St
Mahomet
W-F 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sa 8 a.m. to noon

Top image by Matthew Macomber.