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Bantam Bread Co.

853 Bantam Rd. (Route 202), Bantam, CT - (860) 567-2737
Since Niles Golovin opened it in 1996, the Bantam Bread Company has set a spectacular standard of artisan breads that are the equal of – if not better than – anything in the great-bread cities of San Francisco and New York: tawny-crusted peasant bread, rugged multi-grain, chewy rye with caraway seeds, and rosemary-perfumed Kalamata olive sourdough.
95% Approval Rating (21 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
fruit tarts
Kalamata sourdough
Apple Gallette
holiday bread
Angel Biscuit
Irish Soda Bread
Semolina bread
Foccacia
Dirt Bomb
Cow Cookie

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (12)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Bantam is a charming little village in upstate Connecticut with a world class bakery. Since Niles Golovin opened it in 1996 the Bantam Bread Company has set a spectacular standard of artisan breads that are the equal of – if not better than – anything we have eaten in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

853 Bantam Rd. (Route 202), Bantam, CT
(860) 567-2737

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
So moist and creamy that it verges on cake, Bantam's Irish soda bread needs no butter, no condiment at all.
"So moist and creamy that it verges on cake, Bantam's Irish soda bread needs no butter, no condiment at all."
Michael Stern





A close view of a loaf of Irish soda bread shows its glossy skin, but does nothing to reveal its tender crumb.
"A close view of a loaf of Irish soda bread shows its glossy skin, but does nothing to reveal its tender crumb."
Michael Stern


A fruit tart overflows with sweet/tart berries.
"A fruit tart overflows with sweet/tart berries."
Michael Stern


The dirt bomb is a cinnamon-dusted nutmeg muffin, but that Spartan description does not begin to describe its glory. For one thing, it gets dipped in clarified butter before the cinnamon sugar is applied to the outside, adding a luxurious halo to the creamy-rich interior.
"The dirt bomb is a cinnamon-dusted nutmeg muffin, but that Spartan description does not begin to describe its glory. For one thing, it gets dipped in clarified butter before the cinnamon sugar is applied to the outside, adding a luxurious halo to the creamy-rich interior."
Michael Stern


Holiday bread looks a little somber from the outside. It is indeed a serious loaf, but one that induces taste buds to dance for joy.
"Holiday bread looks a little somber from the outside. It is indeed a serious loaf, but one that induces taste buds to dance for joy."
Michael Stern


This is the way I like my Holiday Bread: toasted and liberally spread with butter.
"This is the way I like my Holiday Bread: toasted and liberally spread with butter."
Michael Stern


Apple galette: elegant, and immensely satisfying
"Apple galette: elegant, and immensely satisfying"
Michael Stern


Caraway ryes on the shelf, still warm from the oven.
"Caraway ryes on the shelf, still warm from the oven."
Michael Stern


Angel biscuits are soft and buttery -- a fine coffee companion.
"Angel biscuits are soft and buttery -- a fine coffee companion."
Michael Stern


Baker Niles Golivan shows a few 'local loaves' that are soon to be baked. That's his name for a light whole wheat loaf made with wheat grown in the Hudson Valley and milled in nearby Clinton Corners, New York.
"Baker Niles Golivan shows a few 'local loaves' that are soon to be baked. That's his name for a light whole wheat loaf made with wheat grown in the Hudson Valley and milled in nearby Clinton Corners, New York."
Michael Stern


The woman who sold me the cow cookie warned that she had often plunged a thumb through the cow's stomach, the cookie is that fragile. I held it gingerly, but that did not prevent its instant decapitation as soon as it was set down on the car's console.
"The woman who sold me the cow cookie warned that she had often plunged a thumb through the cow's stomach, the cookie is that fragile. I held it gingerly, but that did not prevent its instant decapitation as soon as it was set down on the car's console."
Michael Stern


There is barely room for three or four customers inside this charming little riverside bakery which, for bread lovers, is a holy destination.
"There is barely room for three or four customers inside this charming little riverside bakery which, for bread lovers, is a holy destination."
Michael Stern



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