I WAS EXCITED TO learn that one of Edinburgh’s finest bakers has expanded operations into Leith, with Bakery Andante taking over the site recently vacated on North Leith Sands by Daniel’s Swiss Bakery.
The artisan bakery, based in Morningside, has went from strength to strength since opening in 2010, building a solid wholesale trade alongside a successful retail operation, and recently began supplying Edinburgh’s Waitrose branches with their delicious bread.
I caught up with owner/baker Jon Wood last week to find out more about his new venture: “It was a bit of spur of the moment decision to take over Daniel’s (who’s returning home to Switzerland). We are hoping to increase our wholesale trade down in this part of the city, as well as establishing a solid retail trade”.
I’m a huge fan of Bakery Andante’s breads and pastries, not just because they’re tasty, but because Jon believes in baking the old fashioned way; with quality ingredients and fresh yeast that is allowed time to work its magic, as opposed to products made by fast action methods that saturate shops with inferior quality offerings.
If you’re a resident of Leith/Newhaven, then pop down to North Leith Sands and try the goods at Bakery Andante – I promise you won’t be disappointed!
8 North Leith Sands, Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 4ER
(0131) 467 2919