Do you know what is good? Bread. Do you know what is great? Locally baked bread! And we have lots of it here at Martindale’s. With local bakeries making drop-offs of freshly baked goods right to our door every day of the week. Whether you like it crusty, sweet, flaky, or perhaps sans gluten, we surely have something for you. So grab your butters, jams, and jellies and let’s talk about bread!
Sweet Water Baking Company
A wide assortment of sliced bread (and scrumptious cookies) comes in every Wednesday– all handmade with care in small quantities. Sweet Water Baking Co. operates in partnership with Camp Hill Village in Kimberton, PA. They really take the quality of their bread to heart. This means they naturally leaven their bread, then mix and shape by hand, and bake in a wood-fired brick oven. Additionally, their ingredients are of the highest quality– organic and local whenever possible, whole-grain flour is freshly ground in a stone mill, unbleached white flour has the wheat germ retained, and they only use unrefined salt. Have a top-notch lunch with a sandwich made on one of their rustic breads and with a side of cookies that taste just like mom’s.
Wild Flour Bakery
Wild Flour Bakery drops their locally baked bread off to Martindale’s every Monday. They got their start in South Philly from seasoned pastry chef Nishon Yaghoobian in 2003. By 2006 they had grown out of that location and moved to their current location in Northeast Philadelphia. With a pastry whiz behind their operations, this bakery not only has phenomenal breads and rolls, but so much more. Taste their cornbread, sweet quickbreads, and cookies. Also, keep an eye out for their pies and eclairs during the holidays. So delicious!
Local baked goods are delivered to us from Le Bus every Tuesday and Friday from King of Prussia, PA. Le Bus’ beginnings were small but full of heart. Since 1978, David Braverman has been baking for the folks of Philadelphia. In fact, he began the business in an old school bus converted to a food truck, baking his very first bread in a small propane oven in the back of the bus. It’s safe to say that they’ve come a long way since then, but the incredible quality has stayed the same. Enjoy a variety of bread loaves, baguettes, croissants, dinner rolls, and much more from Le Bus in our fresh and local baked goods section.
Merzbacher’s of Germantown
Every Thursday, the fine folks from Merzbacher’s (previously known as Philly Bread Company) drop off delectable bread and their famous Philly Muffins. The Philly Muffins are rich, square-shaped (no cutting corners here!) English-style muffins. Go sweet with cinnamon raisin or go savory with everything seasoning. These crusty delights will make your morning egg sammie very happy. While you are here, you can also pick-up a loaf of Pullman sandwich bread from Merzbacher’s, too.
Taffets Gluten Free Bakery
Looking for a locally baked bread but gluten free? We’ve got you covered! Every Tuesday and Friday we receive a delivery from Taffets bakery based in downtown Philadelphia. Their bakery is a dedicated gluten free facility, so you can rest assured every product they make is never compromised. Taste, the soft, crumbly goodness of challah, sandwich bread, rolls, Philly pretzels, bagels, and more. Try Taffets Bakery for all of your favorites, freshly made, without the gluten.