Two weekends ago, we got our first-ever delivery from the Bicycle Bakery. Our courier arrived at our front door in -23 Celsius weather, with loaves of bread and doughnuts in hand.
What is the Bicycle Bakery? Well, the name basically tells you what you need to know. It’s a bakery that delivers its bread and sweet treats via bicycle to customers in Glenora, Parkview, Crestwood, Laurier and Rio Terrace. You go to the website, pick what you’d like from the bakery menu and schedule a weekend delivery.
We knew our bread and mini-doughnuts were scheduled to arrive between 9 a.m. and noon on a Saturday, but we got a text message when the rider was on his way. And, even though the conditions outside were downright Arctic, the loaves of bread were still warm when we opened the brown bags.
An order of six strawberry mini-doughnuts survived about five minutes after the photo you see above was taken. In a family of four, they were never going to last long. The glaze is like candy on top of a doughnut that has strong nutmeg notes.
The loaves of bread — a French loaf and a dark, European rye variety — were spongy inside with crusts that were the real treats, carrying a nice crunch and nutty flavours (though there are no nuts in the recipe).
The quality of the delivery proves that the Bicycle Bakery is more than a gimmick.
All goods are baked for same-day delivery and on a first come, first served basis, so you’ll need to order yours after 12 noon on Sunday (to 5 p.m. on Friday) for the following weekend. We highly recommend ordering early in the week to guarantee you’ll have your weekend treats in time.