Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A New Bakery and Sandwich Shop!

Some months ago, while dining at the Foothills Milling Company in Maryville Tennessee, our waitress told us that the owners of that fine dining restaurant were planning to open a bakery.  Well, that promise has come to past and a couple of weeks ago, we decided to check it out…

Unfortunately for us, the new bakery is on the opposite side of Maryville.  That is a good thing from a dietary point of view as bread and baked goods are a shared weakness.  Our other two favorite bakeries are Fresh Market in Farragut and Tellico Grains in Tellico Plains Tennessee.  All of these bakeries are at least 30 minutes from our home…

The sign was a surprise as we didn’t expect this to be a sandwich shop/bakery combined!  The building doesn’t grab your eye, but you should never judge a book…or a bakery…by its appearance.

The inside of the Foothills Milling Co. Bakery/sandwich shop is pretty basic…it’s a working bakery with supplies, ovens and a few tables for lunch time diners.

The lunchtime sandwich menu is posted on a big blackboard and printed copies are available on the counter.  All 13 sandwiches are served ‘hot’ and cost either $8.00 or $9.00 and chicken salad is available in the cooler.  Enlarge this photo to check out the menu!

Unfortunately, we had just eaten a late breakfast so we weren’t hungry so our feedback on the sandwiches will have to wait for another posting.  We did note that these are not basic ham and cheese, bologna and mayonnaise or turkey club sandwiches… For example, how about ordering a Bologna and Truffle Cheese sandwich…or a Benton’s Bacon Pimento Cheese sandwich?  This is an ‘upscale’ sandwich menu at very reasonable prices.

Then there are the bakery display cases…full of goodies calling out to the hungry masses!  Loaves of bread are displayed on racks behind the bakery counters.  We had a hard time making a decision what to buy while at the same time limiting our purchases so as to avoid too much of a good thing.

These are the sweets that we purchased.  There are 2 Molasses Spice Cookies and 2 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies at 75 cents each.  The Butterscotch Blondies were $3.00 each.  The Raspberry Jamaretti cookies were 50 cents each.

Laurie liked the Spice and Oatmeal Raisin cookies but they were too sweet for me.  We both really liked the Raspberry Jamaretti cookies…basically a shortbread and raspberry jam combination of flavors.  The Butterscotch Blondies were, what can I say…only Excellent!! 

We asked what the most popular bread was and we were told that it was the Sweet Sourdough bread.  We bought a loaf ($6.00) and had it sliced for us.  For us this bread is just a little sweet and we couldn’t pick up on the sourdough flavor.  It does toast very nicely…

Several other types of bread are available and the next time we visit this bakery, we’ll go with our instincts for our bread choice.  Of course, we’ll also try out a couple of those very imaginative sandwiches!  We noted that lunchtime was approaching while we were making our purchases and the parking lot was getting busy fast…Foothills Bakery had only been open for about a month when we stopped by.

More on this bakery, both about its sandwiches and its baked goods will follow our next visit.  Should you want to give it a try in the meantime, Foothills Bakery is located at 1420 East Broadway Avenue in Maryville Tennessee.  Phone: 865-724-2073.  I could not locate a website for the Bakery…

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Bologna and truffle cheese don't seem to go together for me, but Benton's bacon and pimento cheese is right down my alley.

  2. Dear Dave, It is nice to have a good bakery nearby however; I don't have a close bakery either. I find bakery's these days are a bit on the expensive side anyway. 6 dollars a loaf is a bit steep for me; though if you enjoy it, it is worth every penny. Blessings, Catherine