Interview: North BakeryJuly 18, 2014
Taste Trekkers to write about my favourite bakeries in Providence. I found out so much chatting to the pastry makers on my list that I wanted to share these extra goodies with you on my blog!
New to the Providence bakery scene, North Bakery on Battey Street is the little sister to it's eponymous bijou brother just around the corner on Luongo Square.
I had the opportunity to grab a few moments with the masters behind the muffins- or rather, Dan Dan Handpies:
1) What prompted you to open North Bakery in the wake of the success of North
The bakery was really a product of the space. We found the space on craiglist for a really inexpensive rent, but we knew it had some limitations. It needed a ton of construction, which we had never done before, and had no gas. We had wanted to bring our friend Kelly Dull on to our team, and wanted to do something that was open during the day, so we figured a bakery would be a great new addition to our restaurant.
2) What was it about the West Side location that made you choose it for the home of North & North Bakery?
My team of managers (there are five of us) all graduated from the same class of JWU, we all lived in the West Side during school. That started almost a decade ago, and the neighborhood is very near and dear to our hearts - we all still live here. The rents are inexpensive enough that there are still opportunities, and yet the the neighborhood feel super dynamic and open to change
3) Where does your inspiration for flavours come from?
4) What is your favourite menu item?
5) What is your favourite Providence bakery, aside from yourselves of course!
My favourite nibble from the bakery on my visit was a toss up between the deliciously sweet lemon tart topped with toasted meringue crumbles and the soft, more-ish coconut macaroons!
70 Battey Street
(401) 421 4062