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Starter Bakery has been planning to open a brick-and-mortar location in Oakland since the summer — an expansion first reported by Berkleyside in June last year. According to a post to the bakery’s Instagram page on November 22, the spot at 5804 College Avenue is still undergoing preparation, and is now anticipating an early 2023 opening.
Known as a staple vendor at Castro Valley, Grand Lake, Livermore Downtown, Montclair, San Ramon, Temescal, and West Oakland Farmers Markets, Starter Bakery offers “a wide range of baked products from sweet to savory, French-inspired and classic American.” The shop features a vast range of fresh-baked bread, muffins, scones, croissants, cookies, quiche, and pie — with additional seasonal products available. For those unable to make it to the market, the bakery’s goods can be ordered in its online shop. For businesses interested in offering Starter Bakery products, wholesale options are available.
Starter Bakery’s upcoming Rockridge spot was previously home to Jules Thin Crust, and is near establishments such as Ain’t Normal Cafe, Millennium vegan restaurant, and Zachary’s Chicago Pizza.
What Now San Francisco briefly reached owner Brian Wood, but he was unable to provide additional information by the time of publication.