The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Don a cape of baked goodwill with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of organic breads and other baked goods at The Healthy Bread Store in Milwaukie.
Owned and operated by family members Glenn, Dave, and Shobi Dahl of NatureBake and Dave's Killer Breads, The Healthy Bread Store arms the Portland area with fresh, day-old, and frozen certified-organic baked goods. Dave's Killer Breads, Healthy Bread Store's featured line, offers a wide range of nutritious, whole-grain foodstuffs that are as delectable as they are nourishing. Emblazoned with a guitar-wielding rendering of its burly creator, each loaf of Dave's Killer Bread packs a satisfying punch of grains more beneficial to the body than an unsatisfying punch of clenched fingers.
All breads are vegan and free of artificial flavors, preservatives, and all forms of corn syrup, which has been known to cause translucent wisps of silk to sprout spontaneously from the forehead. Many varieties—such as the Peace Bomb mini-baguette ($3.19) and the 21 Whole Grains Bread ($4.59)—come with Dave's organic Good Seed Mix (whole and ground flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and black sesame seeds) baked into the crust, ensuring a delicious, nutty bread tree should a slice be properly planted, watered, and sunned. Popular staples of the Dave's Killer canon include Dave's Blues Bread ($4.59) and Blues Buns, named for the signature blue-cornmeal-dusted crust, and the cherubic Good Seed loaf ($4.59), which is known for its perfect attendance and high marks, unlike those delinquent bad seeds. For those pining for something sweet, the Sin Dawg ($5.39) is a log of whole-wheat goodness cloaked in fiber-enriching seeds, bejeweled with raisins, and threaded with ribbons of gooey cinnamon goodness.
All prices given are for freshly baked goods; day-old prices run up to $1.19 less than fresh items, and frozen store-returns can save you up to $2.09. Frozen bread is generally three to five days old when it is frozen, and keeps up to three months if properly bagged and stored. Much like a frozen woolly mammoth, it only takes a short while for iced goods to defrost and come back to life, as fresh as ever.
While The Healthy Bread Store stocks frozen Sin Dawgs, day-old Sin Dawgs are not available.
Reviewers like The Healthy Bread Store and Dave's Killer Bread. Three Yelpers give the store five stars, and even more Yelpers give Dave's breads a perfect five. Take a look at what Inc. magazine has to say:
- Perhaps you have heard of Dave's Killer Bread. Organic and free of genetically modified organisms, it sells for more than $5 a loaf and comes in 14 varieties, among them Blues Bread, which is rich in blue cornmeal; Good Seed, which is crunchy-thick with flax and sunflower seeds; and the long, skinny Peace Bomb. On each bag, there's a cartoon of a buff, longhaired Dave playing his electric guitar and a confessional note in which Dave speaks of finding peace after 15 "long and lonely" years in prison. – Bill Donahue, Inc.
- Damn that's good bread. – Wendy S., Yelp
- GREAT BREAD!!! Soft, organic and very tasty! The Good Seed and 21 Grains is my favorite… At the store you can test samples, take tours, get day old, fresh and frozen bread. – Julie D., Yelp
Dave's Killer Bread
Dave's Killer Bread is packed with protein, fiber, omega-3s, and fully-seeded, making it a hearty and healthy base for any sandwich. Each and every loaf is USDA-certified organic and non-GMO project verified hand-crafted to be a powerhouse of good stuff, such as flax, sesame, and sunflower seeds, amaranth, barley, and quinoa, so customers no longer have to raid birdhouses to get good grains.
But the story behind Dave's Killer Bread is about more than just bread, it's about second chances. In 2004, Glenn was running his father's bread company under the name NatureBake when his younger brother Dave got out of a 15-year stint in prison. Glenn invited Dave back into the fold and never looked back. Together, the two brothers—along with Glenn's son—have created a new brand: Dave's Killer Bread. And in the spirit of second chances, roughly one-third of their employees are ex-convicts. The company also gives back to their community by donating 300,000 loaves a year to area shelters.
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