Does delicious, doughy, fluffy bread even need an introduction?
Probably not, but I like to talk and I like talking about bread, so here it goes. Bread and the human race go back a long time. Like, 14,000+ years long. Without bread and beer, the world as we know it would be a very, very different place.
So in celebration of one of the greatest human innovations of all time, let’s talk about the best bread in Columbus.
Dan the Baker
About: If you’re looking for the kind of place where you leave smelling like fresh-baked bread and sunshine, then you definitely want to check out Dan the Baker. Not only can you find his amazing bread and pastries at his Toast Bar, but you can also find them all around town at other cafes as well.
Location: The Toast Bar is located at 1028 Ridge St.
Website: Dan the Baker
Golden Delight Bakery
About: While Golden Delight is mostly known for its iconic Strawberry Cake, they’ve also got some incredible bread available. They have loaves of sweet bread in a variety of flavors including taro, rum raisin, cheddar cheese, and my personal favorite, cream cheese.
Location: 246 Lincoln Cir C, Gahanna, OH 43230 and 1516 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Website: Golden Delight Bakery
About: Your quest for the perfect challah is now at an end. Matt’s Bakery is kosher and offers every kind of challah you could ever want, including regular challah, ceremonial challah, raisin challah, pull-apart challah, and even challah rolls. The bakery also happens to have a variety of other bread like hotdog and hamburger buns, Italian loaf, French bread, and more.
Location: 39 S Yearling Rd, Columbus, OH 43213
Website: Matt’s Bakery
Omega Artisan Baking
About: Wandering through North Market can prove to be a little challenging if you’re trying to watch your carb intake. But a stop at Omega Artisan Baking is 100% worth it. They have classics like ciabatta and sourdough, but they excel at being extraordinary. Go for the Campagna, stay for the Foccacia.
Location: Omega Artisan Baking is located in North Market at 59 Spruce Street.
Website: Omega Artisan Baking
About: If you’ve never had Shokupan from Belle’s Bread, are you even living? This Japanese delight is most similar to white loaf bread, but please don’t let that description fool you. It’s fluffy and perfect in every way. It would be criminal not to mention Belle’s perfectly made An Pan, a sweet roll with filling. Belle’s likes to mix it up when it comes to fillings and these adorable bears have a strawberry filling.
Location: Belle’s Bread is located at 1168 Kenny Centre Mall.
Auddino’s Italian Bakery
About: When is the last time you had a pastry so good that it brought you to tears? If you head to Auddino’s at your earliest convenience and order one, you can answer that question with a firm “right effing now”. I love croissants, and I love donuts, so why on earth did I ever think I wouldn’t fully be on board with a doughsant? (alternatively known as a “cronut”) It’s a mystery. Additionally, this Italian bakery has all kinds of other yummy pastries and bread, so no matter what you like, it’s worth a visit.
Location: Auddion’s Italian Bakery is located at 1490 Clara St, near the fairgrounds.
Website: Auddino’s Italian Bakery