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Nov 6, 2007 04:49 AM

When Pigs Fly

Apparently there are now cryptic signs up in one of the vacant spaces next to Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square that seem to indicate that a When Pigs Fly bakery will be opening there soon. Finally, a nearby bread bakery! Their raisin bread is pretty awesome.

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  1. Their 6-grain (maybe 7?) and pumpkin seed bread is great. Nutty with a great molasses taste but isn't overly sweet. I make periodic purchases from them at the market across from S. Station. I believe their sun-dried tomato is also a winner. However, I bought their Sicilian olive and sweet and hot pepper bread last week and was very disappointed. The bread was far too undercooked and doughy.

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    1. re: IHeartAsparagus

      Sorry to hear that IHeart, we got some of that bread in Freeport (another retail location) and loved it...actually all their bread was much tastier than what's in the supermarkets (I know, not surprising)...but wow! am I excited! great news for a lovely Maine company :)

      1. re: IHeartAsparagus

        I used to order their bread by mail and they had the option of receiving it half-baked for the customer to finish. I wonder if there was a mix-up and you got a loaf that needed to be baked the rest of the way.

        1. re: BostonZest

          Ah, that would make a lot of sense. I may run down to the Farmer's Market after work today and check in with him. That would really solve it, and their bread is so great otherwise that I was very surprised that they would undercook a loaf.

          1. re: BostonZest

            Just in case someone wants the details on flying bread, here's the link.


            1. re: BostonZest

              I just want to follow up on what I'd written previously; I went back to the market--the day before their last day there--and he said they had some new bakers in the kitchen and they'd undercooked a few batches previously. He was so nice and apologetic about it and offered any other loaf. I went for the spinach and onion ciabatta and it was fabulous!

        2. I so heart there low-carb wheat! Try it if you haven't!

          1. Any idea if this will be a bakery or just a bread store? That is, are they baking on premises? If so, will it be from scratch? pre-mixed dough? parbaked loaves? what? Also, are the prices at their other outlets comparable to what's on their website ($6.50-$8.50/loaf)?

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            1. re: DavisSquare

              A new, non cryptic sign mentions bread being delivered daily.

              1. re: Mr.Og

                So just a bread store then. Thanks for the info. It's better than nothing, if their prices are reasonable, but not as good as a true bakery.

                1. re: DavisSquare

                  its exactly the same as a "real" bakery- the bread is barely an hour out of the oven when it gets to their store.

                  1. re: breadhead

                    I've driven to Boston from southern Maine any number of times. "Barely an hour"?

                    It would be a real bakery if the bread was baked on site. This is not a real bakery. I love their breads and I can't wait until the store in Coolidge Corner opens. But it's not a bakery, it's a store that sells bread.

                    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                      I believe the bakery is in York which could be an hour if you live north of Boston, you drive very fast, you have an EZ-Pass for the tolls, and there is only light traffic.

                      They sell bread, but they don't sell socks. That's what I want, a bread and socks store. All delivered by pneumatic tube.

            2. I've been to the Davis location several times. Their Chocolate bread's excellent, not too sweet, fantastic toasted. They have a new line of "bread pudding bread", dense little bundt-cake shaped breads that taste exactly like bread pudding.