Grand Central Bakery Reopens THIS Tuesday, January 10th!
Pastry and sandwich lovers have missed this neighborhood favorite for several months as the bakery took time to recruit, hire and properly train employees so this location can be reliably open 7 full days a week, and so Wallingford customers would get the same welcoming experience and delicious food provided at the other Grand Central Bakery locations (They have 8 stores in Portland as well as bakeries in Burien, Eastlake and Wedgwood here in Seattle).
A part of this hiring was getting the right manager in place. Leslie Cole, Communications Manager for Grand Central Bakery told Wallyhood “I’m happy to say we hired an amazing manager, Pati Mudd, and were able to recruit a great team of folks who trained at our other locations. It took longer than expected for all the pieces to fall into place, and once they did, it was too close to the holidays to open with a brand new staff. So here we are in January, serving all the things you need to lift your spirits (because, winter). There’s rustic bread made with whole grains and local flour, made-from-scratch soups, a great sandwich menu, and of course delicious pastries baked on site to start your day.”.
We might be new to some folks in this neighborhood, but Grand Central Bakery is part of Seattle’s food history. Back in 1989, we opened our first location in Pioneer Square and sparked an artisan bread revolution with Como, our Italian-style country loaf. People couldn’t get enough of it; they formed lines out the door and were limited to 2 loaves per customer (it’s still our most popular bread). So started the city’s obsession with great bread! Grand Central was known as a place of warmth, hospitality, and well-made food – things that remain central to the business today. It’s still locally owned and independent, with leadership that has been guiding the company for decades. We’re bigger, of course, with four Seattle locations and bakeries in Portland, but the culture – centered around delicious food, great people, and a sustainable mindset – is the same.
New expanded hours:
7 am- 4 pm weekdays
8 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
I for one am happy to resume my Saturday morning stroll up 45th to gather provisions! I have been dreaming of that Turkey Deluxe sandwich (hold the bacon) for many months now and I look forward to the only slightly sideways glance I get for ordering it at 10am!