Comfort me with cinnamon rolls. Or brownies. Or maybe just one great, single loaf. In an age when so many restaurants and food purveyors have had to close shop temporarily, McMinnville’s artisan bakeries are still at it, finding ways to get you some creature comforts in tough times.
FLOUR & FERN, Mac Market
McMinnville’s newest bakery, the all gluten-free Flour & Fern shop at Mac Market, moved rapidly from pickup only to delivery only and is still pulling GF goodies from the oven while most of McMinnville is in quarantine. All of its deliveries get dropped off directly on doorsteps. “Cinnamon rolls are hard to beat!” says owner Mary Wenrich. “But if you want some bread to pair with a meal or snack on, I suggest the Focaccia. And if you’re looking for dessert, brownies and carmelitas (oats, pecans, chocolate and coconut caramel) are always popular.”
Great Harvest is an established player in the bread game and has even been putting some extra loaves out for free at its location on HWY 99W for people in need.
Family-owned Bierly serves the GF community not just with its beer but with its fresh and frozen GF baked goods, made in-house by Amelia Bierly. “For someone who really needs some baked goods love, I would suggest our baguette dipped in some yummy soup or paired with your favorite cheese,” Bierly says. Also: They will deliver beer in bottles and growlers to the over 21 crowd.
McMinnville’s first artisan bakery is still at it making its usual selection of pastries, breads and sandwiches. “We have some loyal customers for sure,” says owner Christy Buck.
Get it: CURBSIDE PICKUP and PICKUP ONLY
Fan Favorites: Buckwheat cakes, croissants, full breakfast and lunch
Comfort Choice: Red Fox Macaroons
Instagram: Red Fox BakeryMenu: See website.
A family-run operation, this bakery generally runs full breakfast and lunch in its cafe alongside a cute artisan market. During the pandemic its been keeping up with to-go orders, custom baked goods and in-store pickup.