Big Bakery Updates
Some of our favorite local bakeries have big things in the works, as they gain storefronts or redo existing spaces to better serve their customers.
Let’s start with our friendly local purveyor of practically perfect pies: Prairie Pie. Owner Eleanor Taylor has been baking in the commercial kitchen at Vito’s Kitchen for a few years now, but starting in 2021 she’ll flipping the space—and remodeling it so she can serve her treats in a sit-down bakery to be designed by Pickwick House, as reported by Tessa Cooper for Feast. In the meantime, while we wait for our chance to sit down at the storefront and tuck into a slice of the best strawberry rhubarb pie on earth, we can still order owner Eleanor Taylor’s desserts through the Prairie Pie website.
Farmhouse Bakery in Joplin is known for baking delicious breads from scratch (along with fun stuff like toaster pastries and cinnamon rolls) and selling them at the weekly Joplin Empire Market. Now, they’re super-close to opening a new kitchen (which they’re remodeling to fit their needs) to keep up with all those bread orders. Now we just need to get out to Joplin to get our hands on what looks like some beautiful challah bread.
And finally, European Cafe is temporarily closing its doors this week through September 23 so they can work on a little revamp—the first since opening seven years ago. The cafe said the counter is being updated and extended, but at this point that’s all we know. We can’t wait to see the end result! We’ll celebrate with a macaron.