Last week Vancity launched the second round of their Good Money Mob in support of three local businesses. As their partner for this round, I selected Uprising Breads Bakery, CocoaNymph Chocolates & Confections, and Woodland Smokehouse & Commissary. The public can vote now on which business they would like to support through the Good Money Mob, meaning the business will get the support of Vancity and a “cash mob” from customers.
For the next few days, I’ll be featuring each of the participants and offering up a treat for my readers. With a chocolate croissant teasing me from the corner of my desk, the spotlight is on Uprising Breads Bakery today.
About Uprising Breads
Location #1: Venables at Commercial (1697 Venables, Vancouver)
Open every day at 7:00am, closing at 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 6:00pm on the weekends.
Location #2:Broadway at Balaclava (3066 West Broadway, Vancouver)
Open Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Through their two bakery cafes, Uprising Breads serves two Vancouver neighbourhoods and also wholesales its products to markets (including IGA and Whole Foods) throughout the Lower Mainland.
I stopped by this morning to pick up a selection of muffins, scones and croissants, which are all baked on-premises each day. I also grabbed some of their granola (with pineapple and pumpkin seed). After doing a few laps I finally noticed the bread wall. Finnish Loaf, Irish Soda Bread, 100% Whole Wheat, Gluten-Free, Flax, Sourdough Light Rye, Raisin Bread, and much more.
The deli case contained salads, wraps, and sandwiches and the Salt Spring Coffee was flowing as a steady stream of customers in need of their morning pick-me-up came through the doors of the bakery on Venables. I even ran into a colleague who was sitting in the window with a coffee.
Their treats are honey or molasses sweetened, the breads contain natural ingredients (and nutritional info is available online), and they’ve been in business for over three decades.
I have a $50 gift card available for Uprising Breads Bakery to give away today so that one lucky reader can experience their cafes and tasty treats. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite bakery item (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow Uprising Breads Bakery on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about them. I will draw one winner at random from all entries tomorrow morning at 9:00am, before the next Good Money Mob business spotlight and giveaway — and be sure to VOTE!
Update The winner is Leah!