Two years ago we were visiting Las Vegas for a quick couple of days before heading to San Diego. From there our plan was to drive up the Pacific Coast. We did that and it was incredible. During these trips we absolutely love finding new places to eat. I don’t mean big meals either. There is quite a bit to enjoy out there that does not require being seating and ordering from a menu. This little place in Las Vegas is one of our finds from that trip.
If you have ever been here then you know that sign spinners are everywhere. You know, those people who dance on street corners and spin signs for some local business. On this particular day, we saw a sign spinner which in and of itself is not a big deal. Then I caught the word “GERMAN” as that young man was spinning that sign. That word is a trigger for me because I love German food. I love it’s rustic simplicity. I love the bakeries and dark dense bread. I love the local guest houses where the salads sometimes still have dirt in them. I love that they put mayonnaise on their pommes frites (french fries) and curry ketchup gets heaped on the schnitzel. Yes, I love it all. So when I saw that sign for a German Bakery we quickly changed course to check it out.
The location is small but quaint and immediately I could smell the dark bread that I had been drooling over since I first saw that sign spinner. I am now a regular customer and my favorite things are the walnut bread (available only on Friday) and the Crunchy Sticks (pictured).
Their website states the following:
Our German breads and rolls (Broetchen) are manufactured by hand according to traditional original German recipes. Since the quality and freshness of our baked goods is our top priority, we do not use artificial dyes, artificial flavoring or preservatives.
Our uniqueness is based on the use of natural rye sourdough, fresh yeast, selected grains and the careful choice of flours, which differs considerably from the usual flavors of available breads and rolls on the American market.
All our products are baked fresh daily. Since we are not like a big factory but rather produce our product gently by hand, we are able to fulfill most individual requests. Our regular items include Mixed Bread, Rye Bread, Whole Grain Bread, a large variety of different rolls and German pretzels.
We ended up getting much more than we needed on that first visit. Since we were driving up the coast we just pulled some out with our morning coffee. Oh and our afternoon and evening coffee too. Now that we are back in Vegas we are there weekly.