Without bread, flour would be so abundant it'd coat the entire earth in a fine white powder, causing museum curators to accidentally collect hibernating bears that appeared petrified. Keep flour where it belongs with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of freshly baked bread, just-made sweets, and sandwiches at Great Harvest Bread Co. on West Saginaw Highway.
Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted every day with freshly milled flour. The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a seasonal schedule. Previous offerings include honey whole wheat and Dakota bread—a baked bundle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and millet—as well as nutty, fruity options such as banana walnut or caramel-pecan swirl. Gluten-free breads are available on request. For carb connoisseurs who like a little substance between their bakery slices, Great Harvest makes custom sandwiches with a choice of meats, cheeses, veggies, and condiments ($4.24 plus tax). Box lunches trimmed with sides and desserts are also available ($6.50 plus tax). A daily selection of straight-from-the-oven muffins, cookies, and scones provides sweet variety for munchers and succulent supplies for practicing jugglers.
A Freedom Franchise, Lansing's Great Harvest uses its wholesome recipes and decades of experience to serve the distinct needs of the community. Locally born and raised, owners Blake and Michelle Stoimenoff purchase wheat from family farmers in Montana. These premium grains are then stone-ground into naturally nutrient-rich flour and baked within 24 hours into nourishing loaves, providing conscientious flavor for peckish purchasers and nosh-seeking Mother Natures alike.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
The day starts early at Great Harvest Bread Co., where grain gurus Blake, Mike, Sharon, Sam, and Kory bake loaf after loaf of all-natural, housemade bread. Each batch of dough begins with freshly ground whole-wheat flour milled from family-owned farms in Montana. Salt, yeast, and local honey soon follow. By 6 a.m., the crew start pulling their first loaves from the oven, handing out warm, complimentary slices to customers as they enter the store. The bread schedule changes every day, but patrons can always purchase any of the shop’s mainstays: honey whole wheat, white, nine grain, cinnamon swirl, cheese garlic and cinnamon chip.
The breads can surely stand alone, but that doesn’t stop Great Harvest Bread Co. from offering hand-crafted sandwiches stacked with ham, turkey, or chicken salad and three types of cheese. For dessert or a sweet breakfast, patrons can choose from a variety of scones, giant cinnamon rolls or muffins, or—if they're kids or adults disguised as kids—score cookies on the house.
6137 W Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, Michigan 48917