Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Best Bakery In East Tennessee...So Far!

One of our search objectives, as we cruise through East Tennessee, is to find the best bakery products possible. To date, VG's Bakery in Farragut and Tellico Grains in Tellico Plains have been favorites, both having specialties that we really appreciate. VG's has it's great English Muffin Bread and Tellico Grains has terrific cookies!

But we now have an overall Winner! The only problem is that this bakery is too far from the house... The amazing cinnamon buns and the great pretzels shown in the first two photos were just a warm up for the breads available. Having moved here from Chicago...where local bakeries still abound and good bread is king...this is what we've been looking for!

The Bluff View Bakery & Pasta Kitchen is located at 217 Spring Street in the Bluff View Art District of Chattanooga. Phone: 423-265-5033, ext. 490. For their Website: Go to http://www.bluffviewartdistrict.com/ and click on the Bluff View Bakery logo in the upper right hand corner of the page.

The Bakery & Pasta Kitchen supply many local restaurants and stores in Chattanooga...and they retail their baked goods at the front of the bakery. The smells wafting through the air were fabulous. In addition to the pretzels, (ours coated in Asiago Cheese), and the 2 cinnamon rolls for our breakfast the following day, we also picked up a loaf of Sourdough and a Asiago Cheese Boule. Everything was just excellent!

How about the selection available at the Bluff View Bakery! It's a long and very inspiring list of artisan baked goods! There's Ciabatta, Roasted Garlic Ciabatta, a Country Loaf, Striato, Levain, Sourdough, Focaccia, white or wheat soft rolls, Rye/Pumpernickel, cheese dinner rolls, French baguettes, a Bread Bowl, Cinnamon Raisin, Tomato Basil, Asiago Cheese Boule, Jalapeno Cheddar Boule, Honey Wheat, Multi-grain, Challah and four different types of bagels...

There were so many choices that it was very hard to make our decisions. The good news is that whenever we have guests for a few days, or if some neighbors want to go exploring with us, Chattanooga will be on our schedule...as will the Bluff View Bakery!

Can you believe these many racks of fresh bread!? What a great sight... Now we'll have to check out the pasta products that the Bluff View Bakery & Pasta Kitchen also makes from scratch. All we'll have to do is to plan for a lunch or dinner right next door to the bakery...at Tony's Pasta Shop & Trattoria. I'll report on the results as soon as we make the drive down to Chattanooga one more time...

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