Gathering together to bake and share a meal has been an essential part of our lives for generations. At Heirloom Bakery & Hearth, we want to celebrate and preserve this experience by providing from-scratch fare in an inviting atmosphere. All of our baked goods are made fresh daily, using local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We find inspiration from what’s growing locally, heritage recipes and the great stories that undoubtedly arise around the kitchen table. These are the heirlooms we treasure most.
Kate and Scott Meinke developed the concept for Heirloom Bakery & Hearth while they were living in Washington, D.C., where Scott worked and managed a bakery for 10 years. Kate and Scott are Midwest kids and they wanted to return closer to home (Kate is from Kansas City; Scott is from Stillwater, Okla.) to start this new adventure in the community they love. In Summer 2013, they loaded up a Penske truck and made the cross-country move.
After much searching, the stumbled across a run-down former gas station on the corner of 63rd and Oak Street. It wasn’t much to look at, but they saw the potential for what this building could be and in the Spring of 2014, they started construction. The build-out was longer than anticipated, but finally, on May 9th, 2015, Heirloom Bakery & Hearth opened its doors to record crowds and a line that wrapped around the building. Heirloom instantly became a destination spot and a spark for the burgeoning Brookside East Neighborhood.
Scott and Kate love being a part of this community and look forward to their third market season full of lively Saturdays with you!