Hot bread at 11:30 am every day of the week. What else do you need to know before you go try The Breadery in Ellicott City?
The Breadery is a small, independent bakery on Rte 40. As the name says, it is a bread place, although they sell coffee and some muffins and cinnamon buns as well.
This is healthy bread with real flavor that comes from flour that The Breadery grinds itself. They're baked right there in more than a dozen varieties, ranging from challah and white to cheddar-parmesan and orange-cranberry-pecan. Although The Breadery sells jams and spreads, it correctly touts its different varieties as so flavorful that you'll make sandwiches without condiments. You can pick up a schedule to know what is baked each day, and you can call ahead for special orders.
Last week, I picked up a half-dozen challah rolls. We warmed them in the oven, and they developed a nice crisp crust over a light, eggy interior. Great with a chicken dinner, eating on their own and sopping up sauce.
If you can't get up to Ellicott City, look for The Breadery's loaves at Roots, David's Natural Foods and some Whole Foods. You can also find them in the bakery at the Dutch Country Farmers Market in Burtonsville.
If you are looking for other bakeries, check out labels to the right where they're all listed under "Bak - NAME." Start with the sweets at La Boulangerie at Rte 29 and Rte 40, the French bread and pastries at Bonaparte Bread in Savage, or the coffee shop vibe of Old Mill Bakery Cafe near downtown Ellicott City.
The Breadery -- MOVED in 2011 to Catonsville
NEAR: The Breadery is on the south side of Rte 40 just west of Rte 29. It is in a shopping center that has a Starbucks on the corner closest to Rte 40.