We make our handcrafted bread with organic flours from Lindley Mills in Graham, North Carolina, and from Carolina Ground in Asheville. Our traditional hearth loaves include both naturally leavened (sourdough) and yeasted varieties, all made without the use of preservatives. The use of preferments provides longer fermentation times that allow flavors to develop. Our French baguettes and Italian ciabatte are made according to authentic, Old World recipes, and every loaf is shaped by hand. Pan loaves such as sunflower, 7 grain, and Wonderful white bread make great toast and tasty sandwiches. We make a variety of rolls and bagels each day, and we make Irish soda bread, hot cross buns, and stollen seasonally. We bake our bread fresh daily.
Our extensive selection of pastries ranges from early morning muffins to mid-day cookies to late night pie. Our team of bakers makes everything by hand: buttery croissants, moist chocolate brownies, delectable tarts, and scrumptious frosted cakes, including some vegan selections. We use local eggs, milk, and cream as well as locally milled organic flour and the freshest seasonal fruits. Our traditional recipes and time-honored methods produce pastries that taste homemade.
Celebrating something special? We offer artfully decorated layer cakes for birthdays and other occasions, and we can personalize them for your event. The “regulars” you’ll find in our stores almost every day: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate ganache. Other favorites can be special ordered from our build-your-own cake menu, or try our tiramisu or a cheesecake.