gettysburg baking co. -- delicious!
They say that man can't live on bread alone -- but I could. Really.
And since I travel a lot, I like trying bread in the places that I visit.
Two weeks ago, I was visiting friends in Gettysburg, PA, and they told me about a great bakery, called the Gettysburg Baking Co., that's recently opened outside of town, in Biglerville. Mark, the baker, used to bake in Gettysburg -- but he's recently moved to a former doughnut place in Biglerville, about 10 minutes from Gettysburg.
I stocked up on bread while I was there -- took home a loaf of the multigrain, a loaf of sourdough, a raisin-cinnamon brioche, and some granola. And while I was at the bakery I enjoyed the best sticky bun I've ever had!
The bread I brought home was incredible -- the best I've ever had (and remember, I've had a lot). The multigrain was grainy and nutritious -- while avoiding the dense heaviness that too often comes with breads like this. The sourdough was nicely tangy, with just the right amount of crust. And the raisin brioche made beautiful French toast!
The bakery adjoins a restaurant, called Pomona, that is also supposedly very good (though it was closed for a private function the day we were there).
Definitely worth seeking out the next time you're in the area! And the bread travels well, too.
Here's the URL: http://www.gettysburgbakingco.com
Yes, this is a hidden gem of south central Pennsylvania. It isn't quite as new as your message suggests. It's been in Biglerville about 5 years.
Read this post because I was going to be in the area. I went there recently, and tho the bread is really good, it isn't much of a restaurant anymore. They don't even serve dinner. They were also out of a few of the breads that I was really hoping to get. After reading another post on Chow, I learned that the chef left last year. I'm not sure who's running the show now, but the food is mediocre at best. I'm not sure that a real "chef" is even involved. Too bad. It seems there aren't many other good options in the area.