I came across this storefront some time ago, and just thought it was so amazing to see such a little neighbourhood bakery tucked in just north of Barton. I imagine it looking just the same as it did 30+ years ago. When I was a kid I remember going to bakeries just like this to get fresh kaisers, onion buns and loaves. When I walked into the store a little old school bell dingled, and I could smell the sweetness of fresh bread and baked goods. They had egg-buns, rolls, rye breads, pies and other baked confectionery. It really felt like walking into a 1970′s time warp. I savoured every minute of this soaking in all its bready aromas. Really Baltic Bread and Bakery has been around for much longer than the 70′s. The rumour is that they’ve been around for more than a 1/2 century traditionally baking the finest of European bread.
I took the photo for nostalgic reasons, and then realized that Baltic Bread is sold everywhere! Since noting this bakery I’ve seen their bread sold in grocery stores and at their stall in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market -yeah I know it took me a little while to make this connection! It was the super vintage lettering that has the “I” dotted with a star that gave away the fact that they were all one in the same -Baltic Bread.
If you can’t make your way to visit their home location on Gibson Ave. you most definitely will be able to pick up some of their bread at the Farmer’s Market. They do make a tasty rye. I ate some of their delicious dark rye with my eggs at breakfast this morning.
*Baltic Bread, 200 Gibson Ave. Hamilton, 905.549.5929