Happy 80th Birthday Savage’s Bakery! Our hearts “Meltaway” for you

Savage’s Bakery in Homewood attracts people of all ages! Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Happy 80th Birthday Savage’s Bakery!

With all the new restaurants opening up throughout the  area, we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate a “Birmingham Original’s” birthday – Savage’s Bakery.

Located at 2916 18th Street South in Homewood, Savage’s was first opened by William Savage in the Highland Plaza shopping center (the current location of Taj India and the former Western Supermarket) on Highland Avenue in Southside in 1939, according to Bhamwiki.


The 1950s photo of the Highland Plaza is from Bham wiki. The current photo is from Pat Byington for Bham Now

In 1947, the bakery was one of the original tenants of Mountain Brook’s Crestline Heights Shopping Center at 64 Church Street.

It moved to its current location in Homewood in the 1950s. It has been owned by Van Scott since 1978. His daughter Margaret Scott currently manages the business.

This month, the Homewood Star published an outstanding feature profiling Savage’s owner Van Scott, his daughter Elizabeth and the staff.


In honor of Savage’s 80th Birthday, Bham Now dropped by the legendary family owned and operated bakery to sample our favorite… the  “Meltaways” and capture the sights and “smells” of this classic bakery.

Here are the photos we took on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

From cakes to Meltaways, Savage’s has been serving Birmingham for 80 years. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Wide selection of bakery items at Savage’s. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Happy Birthday Savage’s Bakery!


Bham Now Readers – tell us your favorite Savage’s Bakery story.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.