Sunderland artisan bakery launches click & collect service in lockdown - here's how to order

An artisan bakery in Sunderland has risen to the challenge of the new national lockdown by launching a click & collect service.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 7:00 am

Bread& recently opened its first stand alone bakery at North East BIC, Hylton Riverside, after previously baking breads for the likes of Träkol in Gateshead and The Urban Kitchen in Pallion from home.

While usually they make loaves, cakes, tarts and more for wholesale, demand for their products has increased so much they’ve decided to launch a click & collect service for the public to buy their produce direct from the bakery. Their products will still be available to buy direct from coffee shops and delis as well, including the new CoffeeHaus in John Street.

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will go into a second lockdown from Thursday, November 5, meaning cafes and restaurants will have to close their doors unless for takeaway.

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Some of the Bread& products

Online options include breads such as 5 seed sourdough, rosemary and sea salt focaccia and dark rye and porter loaf; pastries such as onion and truffle swirl and mushroom and cheese parcel and sweet treats such as carrot cake, brownies and frangipane tart.

You can order online at for collections on Fridays from 3pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. Orders need to be placed online by 11.59pm 2 days before your chosen collection date and social distancing will be in place for collection.

The business is owned by East Durham family, Steve Welch, wife Jennifer and son Rory, who is head chef at Trakol, regarded as one of the area’s best restaurants.

Bread & small batch bakery Bread&. Rory Welch bread inspection.

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Some of the artisan breads available via click & collect
The bakery also makes pastries, cakes, tarts, tray bakes and cookies.
Frangipane tarts