Located in Round Rock, Sanford Sourdough Bakery creates “All Organic San Francisco Style Sourdough Breads,” made by hand the authentic way. The owners, “Dave and Meriann Sanford,” have spent years working on the art of the “tangy, chewy, scrumptious sourdough artisan loaves” that San Francisco is so well known for. Sanford Sourdough Bakery is proud to bake their bread without the addition of extra yeasts, preservatives, or fillers. All of the breads they offer are “made with organic flour”, mostly heritage grains grown right here in Texas. Each loaf is naturally fermented using their organically-fed natural sourdough starter and contains no additives or preservatives of any kind.P.S. Their sourdough starter is over 12 years old! If you're looking for some sourdough with some personality then you can't go wrong with the sourdough from Sanford Sourdough Bakery.
Blue Baker (Arboretum) is a "local bakery for bread, pizza, sandwiches, croissants, muffins, cookies". This is a "very cool place to eat and hangout". Upon visiting, you will find that "the inside is spacious with plenty of tables, booths and even couches with a back patio as well". They also "offer free WiFi and a nice variety of food and drinks". Their "Powder Blue is the best turkey sandwich in Austin". You will "also love the tomato soup with a slice of their homemade bread". You can also find "loaves of bread that you can buy to-go, including a big selection of day-old bread that's 50% off (and still tastes great)". Their "bread bowl and broccoli cheese soup hit the spot". And finally, "Blue Baker makes an AMAZING chocolate chip cookie".
Rosen's Bagel Company, which is in Austin, Texas, is a bagel shop specializing in traditional bagels and house-made schmears. Customers are raving about the bagels here. Rosen's Bagel Company is fast becoming the place that produces bagels hailed as one of the best in Austin. They have a brick-and-mortar shop that is open from Wednesdays to Sundays starting at 7 AM to 2 PM. If you enjoy the bagels here, you might want to follow them on social media so that you'll know if they are releasing any more limited-time bagel flavors, like the delectable Smoked Brisket Schmearwich.
To Di For Bakery is established by Di, as she has been combining science and her geekdom for baking. Then she churns out bread that “smells like heaven” and “tastes as awesome as they look!” Made to order with high quality, local and organic ingredients, “your satisfaction is guaranteed” that you just “couldn’t stop at one” piece! From “first-class” bread loaves such as sourdough and challah, as well as English muffins, challah rolls, NY-Style or cinnamon raisin bagels, the sweet cinnamon rolls and the crumb cake that changes flavors seasonally, everything is just absolutely To Di For!
Texas French Bread is a staple bakery that makes exceptional freshly baked artisan bread, pastries, and desserts. Given that a reservation is a must if you want to secure a spot says a lot about how well known this place is. Texas French Bread adheres to the conventional methods of baking in French country. Today, they are now serving catered lunch and offers a bistro dinner service. What’s more is that they serve wine, cider, and beer, too! Texas French Bread is a “neighborhood gem” that offers “amazing bread and sandwiches”. Their “challah French toast” and “tostadas” are what make their devoted patrons keep on coming back.
Bringing "the true taste of Argentina," right to the heart of Austin, Texas! Argentine Certified Chef Dan Barreto cooks up a feast of her original recipes featuring "authentic Argentine food," perfect for every occasion or craving that you may have. All "fresh and made to order, using top quality and fresh ingredients." From sweet to savory, there is just so much variety to choose from! Aside from their scrumptious food selection, they are also known for their “excellent service”, with the option of having "unique and tailored menus" and customized catering based on your preferences. Whether for a corporate event or a private party, dazzle your guests while you relax, sit back and gorge on the Argentine treats served just for you!
Located in Austin, Bakehat delivers “Artisan Breads monthly,” freshly baked especially for you! You can choose between 2 varieties of bread and the selection changes every month. They have “Country White,” a naturally-leavened sourdough that is made with Texas-grown grains and the “Bakehat Focaccia” that is made with Barton Springs Mill Yecora Rojo and Oberkulmer Spelt, milled fresh in the kitchen. It’s salty, herby, and full of olive oil. This is naturally leavened and may have a bit of tartness. Bakehat takes pre-orders every month. If you’re in the Austin area, head to bakehat.com to place your order for some “beautiful, locally sourced, and naturally leavened bread.” All you have to do is to select how many loaves you want and which week you want them to be delivered!
Locally made and utilizing artisan techniques, are you ready to raise your bread game? Handcrafted in Austin, Texas, Austin Bread Company produces “organic and artisanal crafted breads.” Their selection includes Baguettes, Country Loaf, Focaccia, Hamburger Buns, Italian Rolls, Pizza Dough and Crusts. They use the “highest quality ingredients” including all organic flours. The breads and crusts they make go through an extended fermentation period that provide a “superior flavor and crust.” All of their products are “mixed, raised and baked to perfection.” Whether it’s their Country Loaf for Sunday dinner or the signature dough and crusts for pizza night, Austin Bread Company look forward to breaking bread with you!
“Chewy, cheesy, awesomeness” that “brings the flavours of Brazil” to Texas. This is the promise of Lua Brazil, as they fulfill their "mission to deliver delicious Brazilian snacks to the United States" through the heart and soul of their business, their Pão de Queijo. This Brazilian Cheese Bread is a traditional Brazilian food that they tweaked into their gourmet, healthier version, that is gluten and grain-free! Grab some Traditional Cheese Bread for yourself, or order the 60-piece large bag for parties and your family. Lua Brazil has also upgraded their traditional cheese bread into delectably tasty gourmet flavors such as Pizza, Jalapeno, Basil, Cinnamon, and even a Truffles and Mushrooms flavor, They also have a Vegan Power Bread option that has the same taste, but without eggs and dairy in it! Get these hot and fresh, or in frozen bags of 12, that you can throw into the oven "anytime, anywhere!"
ThoroughBread is a small-batch bakery specializing in “all-organic flour and naturally leavened sourdough.” This charming establishment in the heart of Austin is seriously impressive! Upon entering, you will be greeted with a smile, a genuine interaction, and the smell of “freshly baked breads.” Their full bread lineup includes sourdoughs like white, whole wheat, rye, olive, cinnamon raisin, and gluten-free. They use organic flour, grains & produce wherever possible. The loaves and boules are beautiful and the “warm and gooey cookies” are huge and inviting. The coffee selection is simple, but “carefully and thoughtfully selected.” If you haven’t tried all the delicious bread and out of this world cookies please do yourself a favor by visiting ThoroughBread!
Food can also be a work of art, as in the case of Local Creative Edibles! Run by a husband-and-wife duo in Austin, they work together to provide “seasonal and locally sourced organic cuisine” as well as other digital art services to the community. Here everything is vegan and dairy-free, and their sweets homemade from scratch using organic white spelt! Let go of your concerns for your special dietary needs and indulge in their fried pies, oatmeal fruit bars, glazed potato doughnuts, fruit jam cookies, cinnamon rolls, and energy bites. You can even take a walk on the darker side and get sinful with their 63% dark chocolate chip cookies and their 3-layer chocolate ganache cake! Let's not forget the must-try Gluten and Gelatin-Free Rice Crispy treats – which has become “Austin’s Favorite!”
The Moonlight is a great and “one of a kind bakery in South Austin” that is definitely worth stopping in to satisfy your sweet tooth, especially if you're a fan of light-as-air croissant pastries and tarts. They also have a dependable menu of “delicious European-like bread and pastries, pies, cakes, and kolaches” that has the perfect size, always warm and ready to go! You can't go wrong with anything they offer, but the “cinnamon rolls” are arguably the best in Austin. They were more than worth it! Fat, thick, moist in all the right places, and with just enough sugar icing on top.
Mr. Natural South Austin is a family-owned restaurant that offers a variety of vegetarian items and can also be made wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Keeping true to their family’s belief that “good nutrition starts at the dining table,” they encourage everyone to “embrace a nutritious and tasty lifestyle” through their cuisine. Everything is made in-house covering every meal of the day, even snacks and cravings: appetizers, breakfast, burgers and sandwiches, soups and salads, tacos, and even a dinner menu! Mr. Natural managed to create “great Tex-Mex vegan fare at a good price.” They also have a bakery that uses whole wheat flour or spelt and natural sweeteners, everything natural and without any preservatives! Grab one or more of their cakes, empanadas, muffins, cookies, and more pastries!
In just a bite of one of her baked goods, and it brings you straight to France! Exquisitely plated and wonderfully presented French pastries and delicacies, baked by "award-winning French graduated pastry chef and blogger" Julie Myrtille. Superbly flavored and incredibly textured breads and brioches are available along with other sweet, savory, and filling offerings such as quiches, croissant sandwiches, salads and toasts, croissants and danish, patisseries and cookies.Every visit will surely be one French gastronomic adventure, without having to leave Austin! Dubbed as "Austin’s premiere French bakery," the Julie Myrtille bakery has been awarded by Time Out as the Best Austin Bakery in 2016 and 2017 and as the Best International Bakery in 2019 by The Austin Chronicle.
Jinx Bread, which is located in Austin, Texas, is a neighborhood bakery specializing in naturally-leavened bread. The bakery does not use commercial yeast. The bread here also has no seeds, sugar, nuts, dairy, or artificial sourdough flavoring. Customers love the bread here because the caramelized crust of the bread provides a perfect crunchy texture that compliments the extra soft bread underneath that crust. Visit the store for some much-deserved excellent bread. They have The Original Rustic, Whole Wheat, Rustic Mini, and Guzzini Bread Box. They also have Sugar Cookies (Classic and Premium) as well as Fresh Pasta (Classic, Premium, and Fancy). While you are here, buy a jar of Herb & Garlic Butter as well. You can pick up your order of bread in any of these locations. If Wednesday is a good day for you, visit the Dripping Springs Farmers Market anytime from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If you want a Saturday pick-up, head up to Barton Creek Farmers' Market anytime between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Every Sunday, the Pedernales Farmers Market is where you can pick up your order, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Time to discover just "how delicious gluten-free food can be when prepared correctly" with the GFY Kitchen A.K.A. Gluten-Free Yourself Kitchen. As their name says, all their baked products are "proprietary gluten-free, nut-free, rice flour blend and do not contain any preservatives, artificial ingredients, or cornflour." This has been the mission of GFYK’s baker Tim after he experienced just how limited options are for people who need the food that they consume to be gluten-free. They have also been recognized for their appetizing, made-daily artisan food options, which include being a top 25 finalist in the HEB Quest for Texas Best in 2017, being a runner up in the Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream pitch room competition at SXSW placed 5th in Anderson Cooper’s cookie competition and getting handpicked to participate in Martha Stewart’s American Made Summit in New York City. GFY Kitchen’s menu includes a substantial selection of bread, muffins, cookies, and toaster pies that are devilishly good and yet, GFY or "good for you!"
Crema Bakery and Cafe describes itself as "Southwest Austin's one-stop shop for amazing baked goods, custom desserts, exceptional café fare, locally roasted coffee and more, all wrapped up in a space that welcomes guests and invites them to stick around for a while". That is an amazing sales talk. I would surely want to get in, have a drink, and have a bite! If you are wondering what to order, how about a Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler and a Cappuccino? If it is warm outside, you can order a cold brew instead. And if you are planning to stop by, why not bring your family and friends too? I'm sure they too will enjoy the food and ambiance here.
Skull & Cakebones is a "plant-based" market, bakery, and eatery all in one spot. It specializing in serving "all-natural" food and products that are both vegan and non-GMO. It offers a seasonal menu that showcases the best of every season, featuring brunch food like "avocado toast", appetizers like "cauliflower wings", greens like "caesar salad", sandwiches like "grilled cheese", and entrees like "roasted tomato & pesto gnocchi". Baked goods are also available daily, and you can enjoy "gooey cinnamon rolls", "seasonal quiches", and more "savory" treats. The core of Skull & Cakebones is built around locality and partnerships, thus, it is committed to incorporating local ingredients that are sourced from local farms and artisans into every meal and product it offers.
Humble pie takes a different meaning for Flake Bakery and Larder. This bakery is very humble in how it describes its business: a place to get your daily bread, your daily pies. You'd think they sell your typical loaves of bread and pies, but no. Reading Flake Bakery and Larder's menu gives you an idea of what is really going on in the kitchen. They make Cherry Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Frangipane and Stone Fruit, and Beef Burgundy, and yes, this is just the tip of this sweet and savory iceberg. If I have all of these to choose from daily, my taste for Flake Bakery and Larder food will never wane.