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One of Philly’s Best Bakers Opens His Retail Shop This Week

Alex Bois is making pretzel shortbread cookies and egg pocket sandwiches

Lost Bread Co.
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Lost Bread Co., a new bakery headed by Alex Bois, will open in South Kensington on Saturday, April 14. Bois, considered one of the best bread bakers in Philly (and beyond), has run the bakery for the past year as a wholesale operation in a converted warehouse space a few blocks off Frankford Avenue. As of this coming weekend, the space, at 1313 N. Howard Street, will function as a part-time retail café as well.

Before going out on his own with Lost Bread Co., Bois worked at Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp’s High Street on Market in Old City. There, he used his academic background in biochemistry to experiment with fermented breads and baked goods, earning a 2016 James Beard Awards nomination for Rising Star Chef of the Year.

Bois has also been working on the bakery component of Craft Hall, a combined bakery, brew house, and barbecue kitchen from FCM Hospitality opening in the former Yards Brewing Co. building at 901 N. Delaware Avenue.

Starting this week, Lost Bread Co. will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sellout. As of next week, the bakery will add Friday evening hours, from 5 to 10 p.m. Loaves, pastries, and some pantry items will be available, with highlights like pretzel shortbread cookies, crispy egg pocket sandwiches (a runny sunny-side-up egg in pancake batter), and flour (freshly milled on location).

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