|Making space at the Breadery in Oella|
The bakery in Oella is just across the river from downtown Ellicott City. It's already a terrific place to stop for breads, sweets, and the best hot dog rolls. Now, they're expanding the retail area to expand their line.
They're already selling wine. In a few weeks, the talk says, they're hoping to sell cheeses and beer as well.
The Breadery is one of the rare food spots that can be shopping and entertainment. It's worth your drive just to buy loaves, rolls, and flat-breads -- along with the long-standing coffee from Zeke's and nice jams from Stonewall Kitchen. (It's also just blocks from the J.W. Trueth butcher.) But, in addition, the bakery sits on a beautiful walking trail down to Ellicott City.
You can get start at any public lot -- at the Breadery or on Main Street -- then create a walk where you eat and shop along the way. Start in Oella with breakfast, then walk down to Main Street to look around. Or get coffee on Main Street, walk up to Oella to buy your breads and then back for lunch
You can't go wrong. With some warm weather, you can enjoy yourself and work it off.
If you're shopping along Main Street, nose around the new Randy & Steve's general store that has all kinds of gourmet foods. I'm also a fan of Sweet Elizabeth Jane for cookbooks and kitchen wear. We also love the tutus at the Little Sunshine Trading Company -- our signature gift for little girls.