While Colorado’s high altitude can intimidate any novice baker, it hasn’t held back Denver’s baking scene in any way. Each district is decorated with multiple micro-bakeries using their crafts to meet the needs of those around them. These small but mighty forces are merging through the work of micro-baker and Rebel Bread founder Zach Martinucci as he builds a way to deliver all of these groceries to customers’ doors. It means people can now count on Bread Club, Denver’s first bakery-specific delivery service.
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The last two years have normalized the idea of ââdoor-to-door service. However, the networks offering this service are often national channels. The Bread Club retains the local aspect that was lacking in other operations. Its premise works by recognizing the wealth of talents that breathe in Denver.
âOn the outside, it’s easy to say we’re a bread company, but our deeper purpose is to foster more connection here in the city,â Martinucci said. âThere are many areas that bind people together and we know food is an important one. “
With a name like Rebel Bread, a common misconception could be that Martinucci is the “bad boy” in baking, with a rock and roll side to him. While his tattoo on his arm helps paint this tale, her truly bubbly and warm personality cannot be contained when she meets new people or talks about one of her greatest joys – bread. This makes her mission to empower Denver’s baking scene all the more meaningful.
Martinucci’s team extends beyond those who run his kitchen on Broadway, instead he continues to link new bakeries with Bread Club. In its initial stages, Bread Club was aimed at Rebel Bread fans to get their traditional San Francisco sourdough right on their doorstep. The cult of this crusty bread grew as the exposure of Rebel Bread increased after its stint at the Farmer’s Market.
Bread Club means more than the buyers, now Martinucci and other local bakers are in the club to provide for the community. So, these pretty breads are just one of the many choices available. Rebel Bread has croissants and other morning pastries including chocolate chip cookies which could also be a morning to pick me up if you wish. However, just like people, the bakery has a depth of diversity. Therefore, the club now incorporates a variety of sweet and savory options, as well as bread and pastry – the range is extensive.
Martinucci knows bread and it’s non-negotiable, but he started to think more about people who might want candies, pies, and donuts. We have all witnessed these excellent pastries at the farmer’s market, as has Martinucci. With the season closing and people still enthralled with their routine Saturday and Sunday orders after spending the summer at the farmer’s market – it’s clear that the ease of getting these products had to continue. As a result, subscribers may see a plethora of pastries arriving on Tuesday, Thursday, or being available for pickup.
Martinucci intertwines his food with conversation. His bakery also serves as a bread school and a resource for learning more about this amazing world of baking. His eye-catching phase of being “bread friends” now encompasses a circle of bakers uniting the community.
Each bakery offers a special part of the baking puzzle. So joining the Bread Club means more than just picking up bread at the store. That means waking up to sweet cardamom buns flavoring the house of Rebel Bread. It means nostalgia when the toaster oven pulls out a homemade tart from Sugar Bakeshop. It offers full donuts because the donut hole sits perfectly on top of every Pandemic Donuts masterpiece. He takes a chance on traditional baking by adding rye to a chocolate chip cookie recipe and sprinkling it with fluffy salt from Moon Raccoon Baking Co. Finally, it makes the holidays feel like a weekly event with sweets. ready-to-buy pies from Mile High Pie Co.
People have the option of trying any or all of the listed bakeries. Since a well-balanced diet is recommended, it makes sense to take all the transportation. They choose between a single service or a subscription. Those who opt for a subscription can order weekly or once every four weeks depending on their need. Breaks are also available. Whether the family is still savoring the last bread of the week before, or whether a vacation is on the horizon.
Depending on the bakery, the number of items may change. As for the pastries, they usually come in a pack of two. The lowest option is a four-account option and the highest is 12. Pandemic donuts sell for either a half-dozen or a full dozen. For fans of Rebel Bread, the options range from bread or pastry to both. If you miss a week, you miss a new drop of flavor; with weekly menu adjustments, this encourages subscribers to stay at least a week longer.
However, loyal members know that there are a few rules at this club. One: San Francisco sourdough will always be in the spotlight. Two: this club is always looking for more members whether they are recipients or suppliers of the product. Three: there are enough pastries for everyone.
Learn more and order from Bread Club here.