The Magic of the Bread Shop in Santa Fe

We like a place that says what it is and does what it says. A perfect example? Bread Shop located on ultra-hip Lena Street in Santa Fe. Bread Shop makes – surprise, surprise – real-deal sourdough breads. Snap up a Boule – their whole wheat country loaf with the perfect crust and airy interior – a Seedy Rye, Cherry Poppy, or a Baguette made from spelt flour.

But bread is just the tip of the bakery. We’d sell our not-so-distant cousin for a slice of their Citrus Olive Oil Cake, Hazelnut Brownie made with Colombian dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts, or Breakfast Cake with a magical mix of millet, pecans and golden raisins. Midday, grab a sandwich that starts off with their own focaccia then adds the likes of roasted cauliflower, a healthy dollop of hazelnut romesco, some manchego, and a handful of peppery arugula.

The space also doubles as a food shop selling gourmet provisions for the hungry of the eye and stomach, like pasta, sea salt, extra virgin olive oils, plus covetable wooden cutting boards and linen towels. 

While man may not live by bread alone, he just might live by Bread Shop.

Story and Photography by Julia Platt Leonard

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