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Savor the Best Artisan Bread in Evanston

There may be few things better than the smell of freshly baked bread. That is, of course, unless that bread gets to be eaten. Evanston is fortunate to have some incredible bakeries around town that offer a host of treats with everything from pies to cookies and cakes. There are a few, however, that cater to the craft of artisan bread.

Bennison’s Bakery

Open since 1938, Bennison’s Bakery is an Evanston mainstay. Offering a full lineup of scrumptious baked goods, Bennison’s Bakery features an array of treats such as Parisienne Macarons, King Cakes, and many other pastries. Their breads, however, are the main event. They include the products of a sourdough starter that dates back to 2001. All of the bread is hand-crafted. Each loaf goes through a 36-hour fermentation process resulting in freshly baked items such as an Olive Sourdough, Onion Walnut, and a Raisin Rye. 

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Part of a boutique chain of bakeries, Great Harvest Bread Co. has been baking up bread in Evanston since 2001. Using premium products from the fields of Montana, Great Harvest Bread Co. freshly mills their whole wheat daily on site. The result is a healthier and heartier baked good made from scratch. All breads are available to purchase or for fresh menu items such as the Harvest Caprese Sandwich, the Baja Chipotle Turkey Sandwich or the Grilled Breakfast Sandwich.

Hewn Bread

Self-described as “hand forged artisan bread”, Hewn Bread is a feast for the senses. They have a mission to craft hand-hewn breads using the best local stone-milled grains. Hewn Bread has established itself as one of Evanston’s top bread bakeries. In addition to daily specialty loaves, this rustic bakery also has an extensive menu. House favorites include Roasted Heirloom Potato Rosemary, Cheddar Country, and Chocolate Hazelnut Brioche. 

Offering the best of urban living with easy access to bakeries like these, The Park Evanston is the ideal place to call home in Evanston. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.

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