Tired of baking at home but still want to have your, erm, cake and eat it? Luckily, boulangeries, patisseries, delis and the like, are still popping up everywhere, with fresh-from-the-oven creations and concepts, for both dining in and takeaway. Instead of heading to your neighbourhood bread shop for your usual basic baker’s dozen, check out these 4 new bake boutiques that dole out curries, ice creams and more.
Plentyfull Bakery & Deli
Fans of this sprawling bakery and deli in Millenia Walk will be delighted to know that it has returned in a more compact space at Great World. Though Plentyfull has been in operation for a few months now, it only saw fit to officially open on 3 December – which means it is past time dough lovers pay a visit. For breads, the vegan Superfood Moringa & Pumpkin Seed Sourdough and Umami Miso Baguette are chewy-good; for pastries, Plentyfull’s Canelé and Varlhona Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookie are sinful pleasures. And since it also operates as a deli, Plentyfull also serves flavour-packed dishes such as its moreish Hand Stacked Potato Tots (petite bites that take two days to make) and an intriguing East-meets-West Sourdough Prawn Toast that comes with sambal belachan that is simply fire (consider yourself warned).
Northerners, rejoice! The South Korean bakery chain just opened its first outpost in the northern part of SG last year in November. Located in Northpoint City, the 1,600 square-foot bakery offers the same mas-issneun (Korean for yummy) cakes, breads and sandwiches as the other outlets but with extra special goodies: new ice-cream delights and a kids’ menu. While the little ones will love the cute Mini Burgers that can be ordered as set meal with a plain chocolate milk drink and a Nutella Marshmallow Danish, every one in the fam will definitely enjoy the range of ice-creams available here, which includes mint chocolate, red bean and watermelon sorbet.
We may be jumping the gun here (this bakery is still undergoing its soft opening period), but if the bakes here are as any good as “Your Gourmet Hawker Burgers” sold by Ashes Burnnit (the guys behind the burger joint founded this confectionery as well), then we are sold. What’s available on the menu of this Muslim-owned “maison of sweetmeats” thus far: baguettes; plain and almond croissants; and lemon meringue, chocolate salted caramel and blueberry tarts.
Bakers & Co.
We are all for supporting local businesses, and that includes celebrity-driven ones; Ah Ge Li Nanxing’s latest collab with Taste Gourmet Supermarket is a new takeaway bakery that is not just celeb-fronted but also celeb-conceived! The veteran actor contributed his family recipe for dried scallop hae bee hiam, which is stuffed into flaky housemade croissants along with butterhead lettuce and cucumber slices to make Ah Ge’s Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam with Croissant, as well as coming up with his Ah Ge’s Curry Chicken Set that comes with a side of baguette bread. What’s more, he personally curated the selection of pastries and breads available at Bakers & Co., which includes Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread and Cinnamon Roll. Now that is what we call celeb-approved!
Bakers & Co. is at Taste @ Holland Village, 118 Holland Avenue, Raffles Holland V Mall, #B1-12/13, 278997.
Featured image: Plentyfull Bakery & Deli