Uprising Breads Bakery
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Products and Services

  • Fresh Baked Muffin,
  • Soup Salad,
  • Donald' Market,
  • Variety Freshly Baked,
  • Organic Bread,
  • Cookey Cake,
    • Croissant,
    • Bread Also Offer Local Retailer Such Whole Food,
    • Pie,
    • Lunch Sandwich,
    • Coffee Drip Espresso Based Drink,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1697 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Meet the owner

Uprising Breads Bakery opened up its doors in the late 1970s with a promise of making all-natural, grain-filled breads at a time when consumers hadn’t yet recognized the importance of having whole grains in their everyday diet. These days, health-savvy East Vancouverites would argue the bakery’s addition to the neighbourhood is the best thing that’s happened since, well, sliced bread.

“What distinguishes our bread in the marketplace is that its honey-sweetened,” explains owner and general manager Don McGinn. “We make a nice variety of good wholegrain breads — from rye and wheat mixes to sourdoughs to seeded breads, a white bread called Heather’s Buttermilk and Honey and morning loaves like raisin and flax.” Most of the recipes are 35 years old, but giving his bakers creative freedom is important to Don.

“I’ve got a lot of talented people working here and we do develop new products all the time," he says. "I have a program called ‘baker’s surprise’ just to allow my guys in the back to show me what they can do and come up with something new every month. If it’s really popular, we’ll keep it. It’s important to let these professionals do their thing.”

You can buy their breads from other grocers such as Whole Foods or Donald’s Market, but a rotating variety of specialty breads, like the pumpkin, cinnamon swirl or three-cheese, are only available at his bakery store.

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Vancouver's best spots for savoury samosas

Vancouver's best spots for savoury samosas

If you’re in the mood for an Americano with your samosa, look no further than Uprising Breads. Known for its innovative treats and superior baking ingredients, this popular bakery in the heart of East Vancouver offers a variety of hot deli items including samosas served hot with chutney. These are, of course, best paired with a specialty coffee or tea – or a gooey chocolate croissant, if there’s room!

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Best Vancouver bakeries for hot cross buns

Best Vancouver bakeries for hot cross buns

Carbs, glorious carbs! This East Van bakery and café has been serving up tasty artisanal loaves and decadent baked goods for more than three decades. The scent of freshly baked bread in the air and display cases stacked with sweet and savoury pastries make Uprising Breads an enticing spot for all your senses. Their legendary hot cross buns are available throughout the Easter season; the seasonal goodies will set you back a little more than one ha’ penny, but they’re still an affordable indulgence to enjoy as a midday snack or as part of a weekend brunch spread.

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Best Vancouver bakeries for your daily bread

Best Vancouver bakeries for your daily bread

Uprising promises to create 100 per cent natural breads with “no artificial anything,” sweetened only with honey or molasses. Regular offerings include multigrain, rye, raisin, cracked wheat and sunflower and more. With a bakery and cafe on Venables Street bordering the Strathcona neighbourhood, Uprising is a local hot spot for picking up a fresh loaf along with a morning coffee.

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