Northern Michigan’s first Artisan Bakery, Pleasanton has been a leader in the local food movement for over 20 years. Using time honored techniques and an incredible wood-fired brick oven, Pleasanton Bakery creates breads that are unlike any other available. Pleasanton is the only bakery in Northern Michigan to leaven all its breads with a “starter” which has been continually “fed” for over 20 years. Using this naturally leavened technique enables the breads to be free from any sugars or bakers yeast. When bread is made in this fashion it becomes easily digestible and nutritionally superior to sweetened yeasted breads.

Pleasanton Bakery creates some of the finest naturally leavened bread, using organic, Michigan grown grains. Pleasanton also offers a rotating selection of fine sweet treats such as cookies, muffins and tarts, made with local organic fruit and organic cultured butter. To ensure optimum freshness, the concept operates in true European style – baking batches throughout the day for both wholesale and retail offerings. With fresh smells, seasonal affordable offerings and sit-in and to-go options, this is a true neighborhood delight.

Pleasanton Bakery’s working bakery offers retail and wholesale options for Traverse City. Work begins daily at 6am and smells surround the block tempting passerbys. Customers can indulge in a wide spectrum of pastries, breads and savory options. Familiar morning pastries such as savory and sweet scones, croissants and danishes appear regularly. Almond croissants, chocolate croissants, sundried tomato goat cheese danish and bacon cheddar scones feature classic twists.  Pleasanton Bakery’s shelves are stocked full with housemade tarts, cakes, cookies, and brownies. Options will change seasonally and will highlight elevated classic combinations.