Loading Up on Carbs and Community at Bread in Durango, Colorado
Don’t let the clusters of cyclists in bike shorts outside Bread scare you off—there’s a reason local athletes carbo-load here. As the name suggests, Bread showcases a variety of baked goods, with traditional mainstays like French baguettes competing with more inventive offerings like sourdough red onion baguettes, raisin pecan loaves, and focaccia with goat cheese and carmelized onions. Bakers arrive daily before 3 a.m. to create these savory treats as well as sweeter offerings like cinnamon rolls, apricot ginger scones, and “Sow Your Oats” cookies. Despite the “Hippies use side door” sign above the only entrance, Bread caters to progressive folks with organic ingredients and the motto “Bread not bombs.” Tourists can grab a sandwich or pizza on their way to Vallecito Lake (those looking to round out their picnic can head across the street to Star Liquors). Just remember to bring cash because credit cards are not accepted.
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