The wait is over! You can now enjoy salted-caramel cakes, oatmeal cream pies, and savory scones fresh from the oven at the brand new 350° Bakery shop.
The popular Pittsburgh wholesale bakery has officially opened the doors to their new public bakeshop, located inside their kitchen at South 18th Street in the South Side Slopes.
350° known for serving their delectable baked goods at Pittsburgh coffee shops and restaurants like Big Dog Coffee, Pipers Pub, Carson Street Deli, Constellation Coffee, Bloom Cafe, Black Forge Coffee, Arriviste Coffee Bar, Ascend PGH, and Gasoline Street Coffee.
They decided in early 2018 to transform the front half of their tire-shop-turned-kitchen into a public bakery. Previously, they had only been selling wholesale.
“It’s going to be super awesome to be able to see our customers,” says 350° co-owner Janie Crawford. “That’s the one thing about wholesale. You never see people eating the food.”
At their new shop they will have plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with customers. To start, the bakery will be open Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. From there they will consider working backwards in the week to add more days (Friday, then Thursday, and so on).
The bakery will primarily be a carryout operation, with customers able to pick from a wide range of 350°’s sweet and savory baked goods.
“We will have all the things we do now for wholesale,” explains Crawford.
This means savory hand pies, fudgy brownies, cookie sandwiches, and flaky pies. They will also have a few store-exclusives, like buns with pastry cream, biscuit sandwiches, whole pies, and cake slices.
“It’s a wide variety,” says Crawford. “We want people feel like they can get a meal, not just stop in for sweets.”
They will also offer drip coffee and tea.
Crawford and her co-owner Barb Reale have been baking together since middle school. Commercially they got their start baking cookies and cakes for Piper’s Pub. They were a quick hit, and soon enough they were baking the desserts for the restaurant. Fast forward a few years, and the company now has wholesale clients around the city.
Both owners live in the area, and are excited to be able to open their doors to their neighbors.
“It’s nice to be able to bring this to our neighborhood,” says Crawford.
350° Bakery (2427 S 18th)