Donald Bishop started Old Town Baking Company over 16 years ago and it’s still going strong. His crew sells bread and baked goods at farmers markets around the Southland, but you can also visit their store. The store not only sells breads, pastries, desserts, and other baked goods, they also have a deli where you can get made-to-order sandwiches with the fresh bread baked right on premises.
Build your own sandwich and a bag of chips for $7. What a deal! Here are the items you have to build with:
- Choose your bread: Sourdough, Whole Wheat & Honey, Squaw, Country White, Rye, Ciabatta, or French Roll
- Choose your meat: Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Pastrami, Salami, or Tuna
- Choose your cheese: Provolone, Cheddar, or Swiss
- Choose your spread: Mayonnaise, Mustard, and/or Spicy Mustard
- Choose your toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Onion, Green Peppers, Olives, Cucumbers, Banana Peppers, Pepperoccinis, Sprouts, Vinegar, Oil, and/or Salt/Pepper
A possible combination is tuna on squaw bread with pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, and olives. The tuna salad is like just homemade and is a generous helping at that with lots of tuna. The vegetables are fresh and crisp. The deliciously fresh squaw bread holds up to the tuna and the slightly sweet flavor of the bread works well to encompass the sandwich. Rating: 5/5
Another possible combination is pastrami and provolone on sourdough with sprouts, red onion, and lettuce. The chewy, yet firm sourdough holds the sandwich together and has that perfect sourdough flavor, thanks to a perfected mother dough. The pastrami actually works well with sourdough, although rye is another excellent pairing. The vegetables are crisp and fresh. Rating: 5/5
After you finish your sandwich, you will be even more tempted to take something home with you. Whole Wheat Sourdough, Garlic Cheese Sourdough, Garlic Sourdough, and Squaw get top billing!
But, you might say to yourself, “What about something sweet?” Old Town Baking Company’s fruit breads are more dessert-like and have a moist pound cake texture. Blueberry and Orange Cranberry breads are chocked full of fresh fruit and are as moist as can be. These loaves can be sliced, lightly toasted and served with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast. You can also slice it up and top with ice cream or whipped cream for a decadent dessert. The chocolate loaf works best for dessert!
If the aroma of freshly baked bread at Old Town Baking Company in the parking lot doesn’t get you in the door, the delicious food inside definitely will.
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 4 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
For more information:
Old Town Baking Company
8631 Baseline Rd
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Hours: Monday from 6am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday from 6am to 6pm, and Saturday from 6am to 5pm
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