Bakeries in Whitehall


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After working at several of central Ohio's premier bakeries, Bryan Tyler decided that if he had his own, he would always prize high-quality ingredients over speed or corner-cutting for the sake of expansion. So, he did just that. At Tyler's Pizzeria & Bakery, he curates ingredients grown without the use of GMOs, herbicides, or pesticides from local purveyors such as Millersburg's Stutzman Farms and Wooster's Hartzler Family Dairy. In fact, come summer and fall, he even grows his own veggies and herbs in raised gardens outside the bakery without the help of the Jolly Green Giant. These ingredients form the building blocks for a diverse menu of baked goods. In the morning, customers line up for cheese danishes and pumpkin turnovers; by afternoon, they're clamoring for pepperoni rolls and cornish pastys. Bryan's kitchen is also home to a wood-burning oven, in which he prepares specialty pizzas. These, too, boast quality ingredients?hand-grated cheese, housemade tomato sauce, and organic-flour dough. Like the rest of his menu, the pies are both savory and sweet?the Oktoberfeast is topped with ham and sauerkraut and Grannie's cranapple dessert pizza is built upon cinnamon-roll filling.
7516 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg,
OH
US
Follow the sweet scent of Panera Bread for a tasty treat. Hungry and healthy diners will appreciate the low-fat fare at Panera Bread. On warmer days, take advantage of Panera Bread's outdoor seating. Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Panera Bread. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Panera Bread also offers catering. Or, take your grub to go. Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Panera Bread for easy access to parking lots. You'll find your bill at Panera Bread to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
2374 Taylor Road Ext
Reynoldsburg,
OH
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Intricate notes emanating from a nearby piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way. The European-trained couple have been slinging their famed sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 20 years, after honing their skills in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels. However, even their most frequent diners will be astounded by their new, expanded location in a formerly abandoned Beechwold restaurant. While guests still get to enjoy European delicacies?some of which helped earned Columbus Monthly's Best Dessert in Best of Columbus 2014?they can now do so on a patio or in one of many rooms stocked with the aforementioned pianos. Once settled in, guests take in afternoon tea complete with scones, a canape plate, and a pastry plate. But as proud as the Sahas are of their elegant, continental cuisine, they take just as much pride in helping the community. They were recently honored with the first Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award from Direct Energy for their fund-raising contributions. The funds have gone toward aiding many different parts of the community, a few of which are a local food pantry, programs for senior citizens, and after-school activities for children.
4784 N High St
Columbus,
OH
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Divine De-lites owner Kim Herring didn’t set out to become full-time baker. “I was really more of a cook,” she says, “but then whenever we had family functions I always baked stuff.” But not just any "stuff"––breads and cookies that had family and friends raving. For nearly 10 years, others tried to convince her to turn her part-time passion into a career, and when the economic downturn led her to leave her job in the corporate arena, she decided to do exactly that. To craft her treats, Herring employs family recipes––including one for a much-lauded banana bread––and formulations she developed herself using organic and local products whenever possible. Cookies are her No. 1 specialty, which she whips up in flavors such as oatmeal apricot, peanut butter, and almond butter with fig, and can be made gluten-free, sugar-free, or disguised as salads to suit a range of dietary concerns. But it’s her chocolate-chip cookies that are the real crowd pleaser. “They’re kinda crispy on the outside, but when you break ‘em open they’re real soft on the inside. And [there are] lots of chocolate chips.”
320 Benedetti Avenue
Columbus,
OH
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For more than three decades, The French Loaf has served up fresh baked goods made with locally sourced ingredients. The crew of foodies works with local farms to harvest the fresh veggies that go into their house-made soups and quiches. Closer to home, they whip up fresh batches of cracked wheat bread and croissants to use as part of their simple, savory bistro sandwiches. And like any self-respecting French patisserie, pastry chefs craft mouthwatering pies, creme br?l?e, and petit fours. To maintain their local ties, the bakery donates all its left-over baked goods to local shelters and community organizations at the end of the day.
1456 W 5th Ave
Columbus,
OH
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Switching from pharmacist to gourmet cupcake baker isn't an obvious career path, but for Sonya Kissi it was a logical one. Inspired by cooking shows on TV, she began baking pastries and sweets at home and discovered she had a knack for it. Soon she founded KissiCakes-n-Sweets, where she and her team bake fresh cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and cheesecakes from scratch each day. Her cupcakes remain the main focus, in flavors such as key lime and raspberry lemonade.
2209 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US
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