15 April 2011

all good bakers storefront now open

You know how I've been bragging about the delicious baked goods I get every week from All Good Bakers? And how you've been jealous and bitter because you weren't a VIP baked good recipient (although, I mean, you could have been at any time)? Well, you're in luck. All Good Bakers now has a storefront! A cute, cozy storefront offering locally-source breads and from-scratch baked goods.

They sell tasty treats such as Upstate Bialys, Seasonal Wholegrain Muffins and Buttermilk Scones, Vegan Cinnamon Buns (SO GOOD), Biscotti, Crispy Brown Rice Energy Treats, English Muffins and Rolls and Daily Breads including Hearty Multigrain, Rustic Italian, Rye, Whole Wheat, Spelt, White and Whole Wheat Sourdough Baguettes and creative Specialty Loaves.

They are also offering Specialty Foccacia topped with local produce and cheese. And let me be completely frank, it's addicting. I tried one that had roasted garlic on it and if I ate one sample, I ate twenty. So damn good.  On Sundays they serve light brunch, too, with buttery croissants and seasonal quiche. You know I love a quiche.

But what's even cooler is that they are environmentally- and community-minded. Arrive to the bakery by foot, bike or bus? 10% discount. Bring your own mug for coffee because they are reducing waste by not using paper cups (they also have some mugs on hand). They donate leftovers to the Mercy House Women's Shelter and Refugee Resettlement Program of Albany Catholic Charities. And they share their kitchen with another local producer, Gatherer's Granola, a maker of really awesome granola.

It's been such a great experience getting to know All Good Bakers and having the opportunity to enjoy fresh, from-scratch and delicious baked goods and bread made with locally-sourced, organic ingredients. A friend asked me why I was so pumped about this bakery, as in "Are they paying you to advertise?" and I was like, "Nope, but I really really want to be able to continue to buy quality items made with quality ingredients by quality people." And judging by the crazy crowds there on opening weekend, it looks like they're around to stay :)

Stop by and visit Nick and Britin!

All Good Bakers
160A Quail Street
Albany, NY

Spring 2011 Hours
Fridays, 11am-6pm
Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Sundays, 10am-2pm

PS- Check out their website, their blog and then like 'em on Facebook to stay up to date on their weekly specials.


  1. Ooh, sounds great. Things like this make me miss living in the city.

  2. This place is sure to be included in our Albany intineraries.

  3. I always drive by Quail st everyday. I should stop in!

  4. Your enthusiasm is beautiful for us to read Christine! Your heartfelt, real feelings will stay with us a long time. The pics are crisp & wonderful, we especially love the one you took of us behind the counter..may have to ask for permission to use that one! Perhaps we could frame it and hang it in the bakery. It would be neat to see a photo memory every day of that giddy feeling we had, knowing opening was imminent. Thanks so much for helping us to spread the word - we think friends telling friends is the best way to hopefully experience success. Hope you'll all stop by to meet us - we look forward to building more community relationships! It's the most rewarding part of what we're doing.
    (Britin @ AGB)


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