"Bakeries You Knead to Know"

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Rise to the days’ occasion

Old World Levain (OWL) Bakery 295 Haywood Rd.

 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8 a.m.–9 p.m. Thursday–Saturday 

Pastries are made with local grass-fed milk, organic sugar + butter, and Lindley Mills organic flour. 


Hole donuts 168 Haywood Rd. 

 7:30 – 2, closed on Tuesdays 

Donuts created with a single yeasted dough recipe containing organic stone ground flour from Lindley Mills, unrefined organic cane sugar, sea salt, cage free eggs and whole butter, and are fried in non-GMO rice bran oil.

Vortex donuts 32 Banks Avenue

 7 – 5 Sun. – Fri; 7 – 7 Sat.

Unique flavors daily (including gluten-free options). Check in with their Instagram for the days’ selections.

Geraldine’s Bakery840 Merrimon Ave. 

 7 a.m.–3 p.m every day 

New York Deli Style breakfast sandwiches on handmade bagels. Plus cakes + more.

BimBeriBon 697 Haywood Rd.

 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.  Mon. to Fri.; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Largely gluten-free donuts, pastries + pies. Plus, fresh coffee + juice. 

Just the rye lunch elections

City Bakery  88 Charlotte St. + 60 Biltmore Ave.

 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Biltmore Ave. stays open til 6) 

A North Asheville staple since 1999 (and now downtown staple) with sandwiches, parfaits, quiche, bagels + more.