Slice of History
Scrumptiousness...from Scratch

Scrumptiousness... from Scratch

From its barebones opening, in 1979, as the French Oven Bakery... [now called] BreadWorkS partners Dave MacKenzie, Don Walsh, Fred Hartman and Dave Thomas have worked tirelessly to fulfill one promise with every roll, ring and loaf that leaves their ovens—great tasting bread. [Download a complete chronological history here]

With that commitment and a few crumbs—just two accounts over 35 years ago—BreadWorkS has blossomed into western Pennsylvania's premier bread-makers, servicing hundreds of wholesale clients... and countless individuals who line-up daily at our bakery store.

While true, many pastry shops and chain bakeries dabble in bread dough, we rise higher than all of them for one reason that has fermented ferociously since the day we opened our doors: breads—some exotic, many traditional, others originating solely from our notorious knack to fashion edible magic from flour, water, yeast and salt—are all that we do.

Inspired by old-world ideals and traditions, but crafted right in your backyard with hand-made care and the latest baking innovations, our “rustics and rolls” are known and enjoyed by the thousands every day.

All acclaim aside... from our heart, to oven hearth, to your home, you have our word—unsurpassed freshness, quality and the best tasting bread you'll ever bite.

Breadworks, located on the North Side of Pittsburgh

The consistent quality of the breads here is amazing. Best bread by far in Pittsburgh and worth a trip to the retail store. The ciabatta is the standard others should follow as well as the Tuscan and rustic Italian. We've tried many types of bread and have never been disappointed.