Zingerman's Bakehouse 25 Years

Baking people happy for 25 years.

Our bakery opened 9/13/92.
In September, we’re celebrating all month long!

A note from Frank and Amy

A good deal of time has passed since we baked our first loaves back in September of 1992. Many things have changed in those years but a few remain the same. First and foremost, is that we still save dough from today to provide the flavor and energy for the loaves we’ll bake tomorrow. It has now been more than 9,100 consecutive nights that we’ve ‘fed our starter’ so that we can make bread for all of our customers the following day. While this is only a statistic, it’s one that connects us directly to our bread baking tradition that dates back more than 8,000 years. We’ve always felt like we were stewards of that incredible tradition and for that we’ve always been thankful.

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25th Anniversary Specials

Country Miche

Taste what’s new!

Multi-grain Country Miche
Made with a multi-grain mix of Michigan stone-ground wheat, rye flour, whole buckwheat, and spelt flour, all naturally leavened by its own unique starter. It's baked to a dark caramelized crust giving it natural sweetness and extra flavor. Ask us for a taste!

Available all month in September.

A toast to 25 years!

Champagne & Strawberry Stuffed Cupcakes
Vanilla chiffon cupcakes stuffed with fresh strawberries and strawberry jam, covered in champagne buttercream.

September only.


Taste what’s new!

We start with a rich buttery brioche dough, paint it with dark chocolate, sprinkle it with chocolate crumble and orange syrup soaked raisins, twist it up, and carefully place that work of art in the pan. The loaf is baked to a golden brown with a fragrant cinnamon sugar top. You really can taste the difference!

Available all month in September.

One Day Specials—Cranberry Pecan, Tote Bag

One day only! 9/13

Bakehouse specials on Wednesday, September 13th.

  • Free pecan raisin loaf with any purchase to the first 25 customers.
  • Free Bakehouse anniversary tote bag with any purchase to the last 25 customers.
  • Other tasty secrets and fun surprises all day long!

Only available at Zingerman’s Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor.

“Future Bakers” Class & Fundraiser

Sunday, September 17th, 2017, 10am—12pm, $50

A special event for kids, ages 7 to 10 only.

Let’s inspire a new generation of bakers with this one time class at BAKE!, our hands-on teaching bakery. We’ll give them a glimpse into life as a baker when they make a pineapple upside cake from scratch and then tour our bakery to see the professionals at work. A parent or adult is welcome to stay and enjoy their own private tour of the bakery and a conversation on careers in food with co-owner Amy Emberling , as well as complimentary coffee and a snack. You are also welcome to skip this portion and simply drop off the child and pick them up after class.

Don’t delay, this event will sell out fast! Space is limited to 2 sessions, 12 kids in each.

All proceeds benefit Schoolcraft College Foundation scholarships. Many Zingerman’s Bakehouse staff are Schoolcraft College culinary program graduates.

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  1. Thanks to Angie, whom I met at my first BAKE class. Every time I visited the Bakehouse, she was so upbeat and friendly – like we’d been close friends for years. It’s that spirit that you engender in your employees – as well as the tasty products! – that keeps me visiting and eating. Congratulations on your success!

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