(UPDATED 11/24/2020) Description and review of Faria Bakery, located on Broadway in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.
Faria Bakery, a purveyor of rustic breads and other goodies at farmers markets around town, opened a brick and mortar retail location in October. The shop is located in the Broadway Triangle’s flatiron building.
I stopped by baker-owner Chris Beattie’s new shop for the first time recently. It was around 10:30 a.m. on a weekday when I arrived. On my shopping list – a loaf of bread.
The indoor and outdoor public space at Faria Bakery is quite small, with limited seating. As a result, be aware that there may well not be a place to sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry.
I looked over the display of assorted yummy-looking pastries available, but decided to wait until my next visit. Something to look forward to!
The pastries produced by Faria Bakers are “viennoiserie” – a term which describes a category of pastry that includes croissants and brioche.
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Faria Bakery breads are made of whole grains, organic flours, and are naturally-leavened. After asking the friendly counter-person a few questions about the breads on display, I ordered a loaf of the Olive Polenta (organic California- grown Yecora Rojo with Kalamata olives and herbs) ($9).
Because I was unfamiliar with the term, I looked up “yecora rojo” online afterwards. Yecora rojo is a variety of hard red Spring wheat known for its flavor and bread baking qualities.
The exterior of the Olive-Polenta loaf was crusty, and the interior had great texture. I found the bread to be both chewy and flavorful. Additionally, I enjoyed the saltiness of the brine each time I bit into an olive.
While I may not be inclined to purchase a $9 loaf of bread for everyday use, it occurred to me that this or one of the other rustic breads sold by Faria Bakery would be a perfect addition to a charcuterie board, among other uses.
To sum up, you may want to order online in advance to ensure your choice of bread, pastries, etc. are available when you drop by!
(UPDATED 11/24/2020) Faria Bakery was named the #1 place to buy bread in the Sacramento Magazine 2020 Best of Sac competition. The bakery was chosen by the public via online voting.
Have you sampled the bread or pastries at Faria Bakery? What is your favorite bread and/or pastry?
Faria Bakery Snapshot:
- 3417 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817
- (916) 204-8726
- Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday – Friday (7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.); Saturday – Sunday (8:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
- Street Parking
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