Last week, we were in Traverse City Michigan enjoying the lovely weather and the view of the water. Every visit we make to the city includes a stop at this wonderful bakery. Visiting Bay Bread Co. is a tradition for us, since the charm of this bakery and the delicious baked goods are worth the trip.
They use old world techniques at Bay Bread and offer forty different types of fresh bread, along with other baked goods. It is a traditional bakery in that you can order and take home to enjoy, however; they also offer breakfast and lunch sandwiches either boxed to go or to enjoy in the Roost above the bakery. The Roost is a charming spot with a mix of tables and chairs that is not only comfortable but really cute. It has been recently remodeled and is a perfect place to enjoy a morning scone and a cup of coffee.
Located on Randolph Street, with a view of the Bay, the bakery offers some of most delicious breads and sweets. We especially enjoy the Traverse City Cherry Walnut bread, the Greek Olive Sourdough bread, and the seeded ciabatta pretzel bread. Many of the standard breads are offered including whole wheat, French breads, sourdoughs, rye, pumpernickel, savory and Italian breads. My husband always purchases a large cinnamon roll, although Bay Bread also offers muffins, granola bars and even cookies that are perfect for a breakfast treat.
Don’t miss this spot when you are visiting Northern Michigan. It is a wonderful way to support local businesses.