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We’re always eager to strike up a conversation and share our knowledge with you. If you don’t find answers to your questions in the FAQs, send us a message or call us at the bakery, and we’ll be glad to address your comments and questions. Talk to you soon!
- When do you start baking?We begin mixing dough around 8 p.m., and start baking around 1 a.m. Our artisan breads come fresh out of a European-style, stone-slab oven until mid-morning. We work tirelessly to give you the widest possible selection as most breads are out the oven by the time we open.
- What do you do with unsold bread?We donate it to a variety of local nonprofit organizations, community meals, and shelters.
- Are you locally owned?We are a locally owned and operated franchise. You can see at least one of the owners (Ginius and Sabine) almost any time during regular business hours.
- What are the dos and don’ts of slicing bread?All of our breads can be sliced, except dessert breads, some sweet breads, and our cheese and meat breads. Also, if bread is fresh out of the oven, it must cool before it can be sliced.
It continues to cook for up to several hours after it comes out of the oven, and slicing it too early results in a gooey mess and promotes mold growth. However, they can still be sold whole. All breads are ready to slice by 11:00 a.m.
- How do I keep my bread fresh?If unsliced, keep it in a paper bag at room temperature. To warm and re-crisp, place your loaf in the oven at 350° for 10 minutes. If sliced, keep it in a plastic bag at room temperature for up to 3-5 days.
For best results, we recommend freezing it in a plastic bag after 24 hours. (FYI: Storing your bread in plastic will soften the crust.) To re-crisp, remove your bread from the plastic bag and place in an oven for 10 minutes at 325° or toast.
You can freeze our bread for up to two months in a plastic bag with the air pressed out. For best results, thaw in an unopened plastic bag at room temperature (bread will reabsorb the ice crystals). To warm and re-crisp, remove from the plastic bag and toast or place in a 325° oven for 10 minutes.
- I suffer from a peanut allergy. Should I avoid any Breadsmith of Lakewood offerings?Not to worry! Breadsmith of Lakewood is a peanut-free facility. Please enjoy everything on our menu.
- Our GuaranteeIf you are not satisfied with the quality of bread you purchased. please bring in the loaf and have a fresh one on us. Questions or concerns? Call 216-767-5787 and ask for Ginius Macys or email email@example.com