Man cannot live by bread alone, or can we?
Even though a few popular diets might have given bread a bad reputation, some of us still can’t resist a perfectly shaped grainy substance on our plates. Try one of these bakeries in Pretoria for a wholesome, fresh loaf.
Lucky Bread Company
The freshly baked breads lie heavily on the wooden shelves in this small safe haven in the middle of the busy Brooklyn mall. A wonderful mix of grounded coffee beans and bread floats in the air. They use only stone-ground flour, wild yeast sourdough and old-school mixing to create bread with a fluffy and soft interior and golden and crusty exterior.
012 346 0979, www.luckybread.co.za
Health Nook delivers a wide variety of bread, made with freshly stone milled flour and natural sourdough yeast to your doorstep (anywhere in Pretoria). This delicious, wholesome and filling bread doesn’t have the same negative side effects we experience with regular bread and is all natural, with no added preservatives or additives.
084 581 2631, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Sunnyside East, Clydesdale or Arcadia, Millers Bread can deliver fresh bread to your home or you can meet up with Peter Savage at the Pretoria Boeremark and taste his fresh bread made in his self-built wood-fired oven.
Knead Bakery, at the Club Shopping Centre, has a rustic, easy-going feel to it. The wooden furniture, copper lampshades and cosy check blankets are appealing and comfortable to look at. Make sure to get a spot in the winter sun outside while eating their grainy goodness. Bread is their passion and they make theirs by hand from the finest flours, natural yeast and oils available.
012 346 2265, www.kneadbakery.co.za
The Bread Gyspy
At the Bread Gypsy’s farm north of Pretoria, fermentation is a slow-paced process and no preservatives are added. The bakery produces a wide range of artisan breads using Eureka stone-ground flour, and wood-burning ovens. Stockists are Lucky Bread Company, Pretoria Boeremark and Hazel Food Market. You can also buy directly from the farm.
082 458 4864, www.thebreadgyspy.co.za
Broodhuijs is a trendy bakery well-known for its artisan bread. The owners focus their attention on the most delectable pastries and bread. They also offer boutique wines, gourmet sandwiches, great coffee and craft beers. Pumpkin bread, Multigrain, Ciabatta, French baguette, Olive bread and 100% Rye are only a few options of what they have to offer.
012 346 5753, www.broodhuijs.com