In an earlier post, I wrote how an excellent bakery can anchor a neighborhood. In the interest of fairness, I felt I should explore and re-visit some other bakeries and report back my findings. (Tough research job, I know.) So, from time to time, I will feature bakeries (and restaurants, cafes, delis, etc.) that I find noteworthy.
Broadway Daily Bread is located in the heart of Alamo Heights - on Broadway, just north of HEB's Central Market and next door to Cappy's and Cappycino's. It is (in my opinion) one of San Antonio's best neighborhood bakeries. Nearby neighborhoods including Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, or Mahncke Park are close enough to enjoy Broadway Daily Bread. For those further out, Broadway Daily Bread has a second location near Shavano Park on DeZavala Road.
Broadway Daily Bread grinds its flour from whole grain wheat onsite. They use local honey to sweeten their breads. In short, they are the real deal. Broadway Daily Bread offers many different varieties of breads and baked goods. Some are offered daily, some once a week, and others seasonally. Every day, you can find honey whole wheat and BDB's famous Birdman breads. There are also muffins, scones, cookies, kolaches, biscotti, cupcakes, bars, croissants and even monkey bread (that delicious cinnamony swirly giant sweet roll that you can pull apart in chunks and devour.)
My personal favorite is Friday's Spelt Birdman bread -- nutty and dense -- perfect toasted for breakfast with butter and good coffee. Spelt Birdman's ingredients include whole spelt flour with sunflower, flax, millet, and poppy seeds. It is so good and hearty that you can easily make an open-face sandwich with it and not miss the second piece of bread.
In addition to the always friendly staff, my favorite thing about this bakery are the generous samples at the counter. You cannot stand and order without sampling something. They offer the day's selection of breads with a big block of butter to slather your sample. And, there are the day's selection of cookies, muffins, and bars -- all for nibbling while you wait in line and order.
Broadway Daily Bread is open Tuesday - Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 7 am to 5pm.
Their two locations are:
5001 Broadway in Alamo Heights (210) 822-1621
5011 DeZavala Road near Shavano Park (210) 697-0020
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