Bernhard’s German Bakery & Deli
About Our Bread
From antiquity, bread has been known as the epitome of life and human society. Its history can be traced back for thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, and bread has been a staple for most meals in Germany from the ancient times: at breakfast, break-time, and at dinner or Abendbrot, which means "bread of the evening."
There are now more than 3,200 officially recognized types of bread in Germany. UNESCO officially added German bread culture to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2015. Our mission is to deliver this heritage to our customers.
We are proud to offer more than 50 different kinds of breads – not only from Germany but also different parts of the world such as France, Russia, Finland, Italy, Bosnia, Ukraine, and Turkey. Baking bread is not just our job it is our passion.
What sets our bread from our competitors can be summarized as follows:
First, we go with the ancient recipes of the bread; all our breads start with three basic ingredients: flour, water and salt.
Secondly, we do not use any chemicals or preservatives because healthy food is our priority, not long shelf lives. Today’s industrial breads contain more than 35 different ingredients. This is totally against the nature and heritage of the bread as well as human beings’ health.
Third, we use either organic or 100% natural ingredients which are rich in nutritional values and fiber. German bread is heavy and has substance; literally outweighs other breads. As all real German bakers, we were baking nutritious whole-grain, rye, wheat, or white breads long before the organic health food renaissance.
Finally, we exclusively use sun ripened whole grain (including the grain’s germ) to provide you with a source of power, stamina and health.
To conclude, your health matters to us. We use only the finest quality ingredients providing your body with important fiber and nutrients. For people who suffer from allergies we also offer a delicious range of wheat and yeast free products.
Not to mention everything we offer is baked with passion & love. Our days start at 3:00 a.m. in order to provide you the freshets breads and pastries every morning when the store opens.
Spoil yourself with our breads’ natural flavor!
PS: Our breads are also available online.