Brake Bread (Gainesville, FL)

Brake Bread is a microbakery that offers delicious pastries! You can message them on Instagram for orders and they even deliver!

They have weekly bakery boxes for $20 with Dairy and Vegan options.

I was so happy to support when I saw that they were offering deals with donations with proof of support to Daunte Wright’s family. They generously offered a $5 discount on the box to match my donation.

I love the work that they are doing in the community in partnering with local farms and their vision of giving back to the Gainesville community (especially focusing on East Gainesville as well). They have a beautiful goal of growing a community focused and people focused bakery that values people over profit.  

The ordering process was very fast (done through instagram DM; paid through venmo) and then they were very communicative about which items I wanted, any substitutions, and when they deliver. They even have a free delivery range, so feel free to ask about their delivery options!

I tried the dairy box this past weekend, which had 6 items: a brioche bun, a scone, a danish, a croissant, and two cookies. The pastries from the dairy and vegan boxes were made with local ingredients from Siembra Farm, Play of Sunlight Mushrooms, Fehrenbacher Sausage, The Tempeh Shop, and the Alachua County Farmer’s Market.

Dairy Pastry Box
Dairy Pastry Box

The brioche bun was very soft and savory, topped with local sausage, a locally sourced quail egg, and cheese. The bun was really flavorful with the combination of meat and the soft quail egg baked into the middle. It was slightly burned on the bottom, but otherwise was my favorite item of the box. 

Brioche bun with sausage, quail egg, and cheese
Brioche bun with sausage, quail egg, and cheese
Brioche bun bottom
Brioche bun bottom

The scone was cooked perfectly with a hard exterior and a softer, exterior packed with kale and feta cheese.

Kale and feta scone
Kale and feta scone

If you like strawberries, you will like the strawberry and cheese danish, which had a great combination of sweet, creamy, and cheesy flavors.

Strawberry and cheese danish
Strawberry and cheese danish

The traditional croissant was wonderfully flaky and sweet. I loved the jam, which was not too sweet but more tart and had huge chunks of strawberry in it!

Croissant with strawberry jam
Croissant with strawberry jam
chunky jam
chunky jam

I was wowed by the chocolate chip cookies! These cookies are extremely good with the perfect level of sweetness.

Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies

The pastry box is a great option for breakfast or dessert, whether you are in the mood for sweet or savory!

Follow @brakebread.gville for the latest pastry boxes and pop ups!

Published by Community Foodwaves

Promoting conscious eating one bite at a time! www.communityfoodwaves.com

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