Vancity Good Money Mob: Uprising Breads Bakery

Monday, September 24th, 2012 — 12:13pm PDT
Comments 69

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.

Uprising Breads Bakery

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.

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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)
RT to enter to win $50 for @UprisingBreads from @Vancity & @Miss604 #GoodMoneyMob

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!

Current contests on


  1. Shirley says:

    I love croissants.

  2. Cindy Smith says:


  3. Sara says:

    Favourite bakery item? Even tie between chocolate croissants and macarons!

  4. Kirsten says:

    The sourdough light rye is so good that my roommates and I call it crack bread! I won’t eat any other bread!

  5. Jan says:

    fruit flan

  6. VC Nguyen says:

    Any kind of doughnut!

  7. Donna L says:

    I like date bars and lemon squares!

  8. Brenda says:

    French baguette

  9. Cliff says:

    Chocolate croissant

  10. belinda says:

    I had the biggest cinnimon bun at Uprising when it opened in kits last fall. It was delicious.

  11. Greg says:

    I have a serious weekness for cinnamon buns…

  12. liz says:

    I love the croissants and the jamaican patties mild and chicken are absolutely deelish!

  13. Michael Kwan says:

    Super fresh sourdough. Mmm….

  14. Krista says:


  15. Nabila Harjee says:

    I love love LOVE donuts and of course warm cinamon buns!

  16. Lesley says:

    Serious weakness for cheese buns. Cuz they’re cheesy.

  17. Bonnie says:

    I like a tasty tiramisu.

  18. Stephanie S says:

    My fave bakery items is fresh rye bread – but also choc croissants.

  19. Amanda says:

    cinnamon buns!!!!!!!!

  20. Robyn says:

    Chocolate spelt muffins!

  21. Jeannelle says:

    pain au chocolat!

  22. Nicolas says:


  23. fiona says:

    chocolate croissants

  24. Heather says:

    Laura’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Chocolate, coconut and cinnamon – mmmmm!

  25. Andre says:

    You can judge bakeries by their croissants!

  26. Shelley says:

    Raspberry Pie

  27. Marieke says:

    Croissants! Heaven. Yet to find some apricot jam filled croissants in Vancouver – if anyone has any leads, please let me know!

  28. Ramona says:

    Raisin bread!

  29. brandon says:

    I love Cinnamon buns

  30. Michael says:

    chocolate croissants

  31. Elizabeth B says:

    Honey Crullers

  32. lindawwww says:

    that’s easy – chocolate croissants!

  33. Andrew says:

    Cheese sticks!

  34. Leah says:

    Lemon meringue pie!

  35. Lin says:

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies.

  36. janice montroy says:

    Chocolate croissant

  37. tazim says:

    Their light rye bread is really good

  38. luc says:

    Fruit flans

  39. Lor says:

    Just one?? Okay – cinnamon rolls

  40. Linda says:

    I love their breads. Irish soda is a favourite.

  41. JB says:

    cinnamon buns! 😀

  42. Jeremy says:


  43. Janet says:

    My favourite item is a blueberry muffin!

  44. Kevin says:

    I love apple pies!

  45. Esther says:

    freshly baked croissants!

  46. mitzi says:

    any giant chocolate cookie

  47. Anne says:

    Olive or Walnut bread.

  48. Glenda says:

    chocolate croissant!

  49. Diane says:

    Anything that’s too much effort to make at home, or too much of a guilty pleasure like a croissant.

  50. Tracy says:

    Olive bread or baguettes.

  51. Jane says:

    fruit/nut danish

  52. Matthew S says:

    Raisin bread!

  53. Andy C. says:

    A good quality rye bread is difficult to find but makes for an awesome sandwich

  54. Stuart says:

    A gooey cinnamon roll with raisins.

  55. Marilyne S says:

    I love croissants.

  56. Alicia says:

    I accidentally stumbled across them one day, they are so cute! I enjoy rye bread 🙂

  57. Doug Grant says:

    A croissant is pretty hard to beat.

  58. Harjit says:

    Love scones!!!

  59. tania says:

    chocolate croissants

  60. rino says:

    French baguette

  61. Wally says:

    Sourdough bread – or any kind of bread.

  62. katie borrett says:

    challah bread to make weekend french toast with:)

  63. Katie says:

    Any type of bread

  64. Ray Maddly says:

    A quality almond croissant.

  65. Mag says:

    Apple pies!

  66. Marianne says:

    Le Croissant!

  67. Samantha says:


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