So you thought you knew the Red Mile, huh?
Between the trendy restaurants and bar line-ups there lives a humble bakery, nestled in the ground level of a strip mall marked only by a plain blue sign with the EU symbol. Upon entering the smell of fresh bread is overwhelming and the glass display chock-full of vibrant mousse desserts. The owner is wonderful and inviting, selection is great and when you buy a loaf they offer to slice it on the spot. Prices are reasonable too, my favourite dark rye is $5 for a massive loaf or 2/$7.50 on day olds.
Besides the oven made fare, they also have a plethora of packaged eastern European goodies including drinks, pickled veggies, candy, jams and pasta. Pretty much everything you can't find at Edelweiss Imports, these guys will probably have.
It's doesn't get much better than this for a neighbourhood bakery. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a spinach burek to go eat.
And the chocolate croissants, oh yes. I dare you to eat just one!