Since 1995 Avenue Bread and it’s bakery, now Avenue Bakery, have been producing some of the regions highest quality breads and baked goods. It all started in our original bakery, that was the back of our first café on Railroad Ave in Downtown Bellingham, Washington. Our company outgrew the old bakery so it was relocated to our current Bakery/Headquarters in 2011.
There are benefits for being an long established bakery. For instance, the levian starter ‘mother dough’ that we add to each batch of sourdough has been living for more than 25 years. This produces that great tang and complex flavors.
With more than a few decades of combined experience, Head Baker CRAIG (L) and Assistant Bakers NICK (Mid) and TANNER (R), who is the son of Craig, have been an enormous part of what has made Avenue Bread so successful. Always progressing and keeping up with the increasing demand of our bread and baked goods has been one of their great strengths. We are lucky to have them!
Lead bakers Craig, Nick and Matt’s extensive baking experience can be tasted in every bite of our flavorsome baked goods and sandwiches. Avenue Bread specializes in artisan breads which are hand-formed. This ensures our bread will have a quality interior crumb. Baking our bread on a stone hearth oven gives it a crust with integrity.
Our pastry, savory, and dessert creations have been a favorite throughout this area for many years. Like our bread, we use real ingredients in our baked goods, and our experienced bakers hand-make and precisely bake these treats. We hope you will swing by your nearest café and reward yourself to our amazing baked goods.
Mainly hand-formed bread in batard and baguette shapes
The flavor of fresh rosemary and with a superb crust
With a 25 + year old starter levain this bread brings the complexity and that superb sourdough tang.
A great all-around bread with a consistent crumb and chewy texture
Just like you would find in France, this 24-inch bread is truly traditional
A nice light wheat bread with a kiss of whole wheat
Our sliced bread is baked fresh daily and is available at all our café locations and at select local grocers. These are bagged in our recyclable plastic bags for better shelf life.
Our signature loaf of bread, known not just for the fragrant organic rosemary (from Washington) inside, but also for its salty crust.
With an over 25-year-old starter, this bread brings that complexity and tang that great sourdoughs are known for.
Made with Fairhaven Mill’s organic rye flour, ideal for sandwiches and great toasted. This one of a kind loaf is only available as a deli loaf
Enhanced with whole wheat and oats, sweetened with a touch of honey. This one of a kind bread is only available as a deli loaf
A soft traditional white bread, this popular dough is in a convenient and longer lasting sliced form.
From our popular English muffins to our seasonal buns and rolls there is something for everyone.
There are many treats, made daily, to choose from in our café display cases such as our, well known, scones and croissants, sweet rolls, Danishes, and savories.
Our scone dough is rich in butter and heavy cream. Scones are mixed very little and the butter is left a bit chunky, which imparts a light and tender quality. Our scones are leavened with baking powder; much like the process of making biscuits. Blueberry, raspberry and guest spot scones are in our displays. And anything berry at Avenue Bakery uses local Barbies Berries.
This well-liked bar has returned with house-made lemon curd.
Made with apples from Bellewood Acres.
The Yeti bar is full of Rice Krispies, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, peanut butter chips all held together by brown rice syrup and vanilla.
What are holidays without treats. Every year we keep the traditions going with these popular goodies.
Flavorful savories make easy to grab afternoon snacks
Avenue Bread proudly offers our premium artisan bread, pastries, and other baked goods for resale at the restaurant level. We have worked with owners, chefs, and managers to pick products that will complement your menu, and our local daily delivery program ensures your guests are always receiving the freshest product.
We offer delivery within Bellingham, northwestern Whatcom County, and parts of Skagit County. Slicing and bagging options are also available, as are custom sizes (contact us for more information). Customers in Whatcom and Skagit counties know and trust the Avenue Bread brand, and they’ll thank you for offering a great local product.
Lead Time: 48-hr notice required for special orders or changes to standing orders.
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We can deliver most of our products fresh daily within many areas of Whatcom County. $50 minimum for delivery, and accounts must be established, in good standing, and within the city limits of Bellingham. For more remote locations, we can work with you to arrange product delivery days and how to integrate freezer/proofing systems. (Accounts must be established and in good standing, and meet minimum-order quantities to qualify for delivery)
Avenue Bread proudly offers our premium bread for resale at the grocery level every day. We can work with your department manager and sales teams to pick products that will move well in your format, and our local daily delivery program ensures your customers are always receiving the fresh product. Avenue Bread offers attractive packaging and a strong brand, encouraging customer loyalty. Well established grocery stores carry our great bread like both Bellingham Fred Meyers, Haggens, The Community Co-Ops, and Whole Foods.
We bake and can deliver most of our products fresh daily within many areas of Whatcom County. For more remote locations, we can work with you to arrange product delivery days and how to integrate freezer/proofing systems. (Accounts must be established and in good standing, and meet minimum-order quantities to qualify for delivery)
Do you need quality baked goods for your next large event? From weddings to other catered events, Avenue Bread can work with you to ensure you’re serving the right mix of treats to fit your budget and menu. Our talented bakers can accommodate your need for any special shapes, and we have lots of experience in baking for large groups. For more information on our Catering/Event-friendly products, click on the links below. Include any special requests.