Brake Bread is a neighborhood bakery that believes bread and bikes build community. We use organic grains to make naturally leavened breads and traditional pastries. And we deliver them all by bike directly to our subscribers!
TESTIMONIAL: Brake Bread started as a subscription based bakery using bikes and trailers to make 60-100 deliveries a day. After 2 years we added a retail bakery as well. When shelter in place directives began in March of 2020 we closed our retail and moved back to all subscriptions all the time. Within 3 weeks of this switch we were able to work our way back up to full production. Along with this we maxed out our bike and trailer capacity! When every square inch of space counts you need efficient containers and that's why we switched to using Clevermade's for our delivery trailer go-to. The straight vertical sides of the Clevermade crates allow us to maximize space and the quick and easy breakdown makes moving them around a small bakery simple and safe. Plus, when we're out on delivery we can break them down as they get emptied making for more space and easy organization within our trailer. There have been so many challenges adapting to a new way of doing business. We're grateful for folks like Clevermade that have helped make that transition smooth.- Nate Houge - co-owner and baker
Brake Bread, St. Paul MN
Brake Bread started during the polar vortex of 2014 when me (Nate Houge) and my friend (co-owner Micah Taylor) put out a blurb on the West Seventh fb page to see if anybody wanted some bread to show up at their house. 50+ neighbors said, “Yes!” so we gave it a go. Over the next couple of years we rented space from a licensed kitchen and did weekly deliveries by bike and trailer. When bread-eaters support bakers, and bakers deliver direct to bread-eaters, we have a Community Supported Bakery (CSB) style of business. And for us, the CSB model worked great. So, when we opened our bricks and mortar shop in 2016, we didn’t just keep the CSB model - we expanded it. And now it includes you. Winning!