Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Where to Eat Vegan: Two Sisters Bakery - Homer, Alaska

Whenever I travel I always make sure to peek into the local bakery. Multiple people in Homer recommended Two Sisters Bakery as more than just a bakery but as a place to take in the local community. 

Not only can you get delicious bread here but you can also get treats for your dog - Homer Hounds - or treats for your skin - Alpenglow Skincare - or treats to nurture your morning beverage addiction
 - Jars of Clay Pottery, all made in Homer. 

My travels have shown me the impressive will of small communities to provide for themselves. I find that nationally there is a push to "buy local" that often doesn't translate into real businesses being created or real purchases being made in a person's own town. Homer, perhaps because of it's end of the road setting and its absence of big box stores seems to live the slogan in a way that puts large cities with more resources to shame. The local community here though is surprisingly vibrant and welcoming and proud of their neighborhood offerings. 

Perhaps large cities aren't ideal for producing and buying locally? Any ideas on this?

On this morning, as I ducked into the bakery from the cold, a simple bagel with jam and an almond milk chai latte were enough to hit the spot but most days you'll find a vegan muffin, sandwich and dessert option. The fresh breads change daily and if you are lucky enough to be visiting on a Thursday do not pass up the Rosemary Garlic Ciabatta.

233 E Bunnell Ave

907 - 235 - 2280

Monday - Friday 7am to 6pm
Saturday 7am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 2 pm

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