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Lost Bread Co. Joins in Citywide Mission to Make Sure You Never Go Without Pizza

After adding bagels to its repertoire earlier this year, Lost Bread Co. brings “Philly-style” pizza to its Rittenhouse cafe

three rectangular pizzas up-close, one with broccoli rabe and pork, the middle with mushrooms and cheese, the third plain with tomato sauce Eddy Marenco

Lost Bread Co., home of the pretzel shortbread heard ‘round the world, is now bringing another bread-y treat to its Rittenhouse location: cheesy, hearty, rectangular pies made with whole wheat flour and local ingredients.

The bakery has long been committed to using stone-ground flour and local ingredients as the foundation of its bread and baked goods, and this mission will continue with its first pizzas. Alex Bois, Lost Bread Co.’s owner and baker says, to that end, the pizza crust — made with stone-milled and local flour — will actually be the highlight. “We don’t want the crust to be thrown away like many pies,” Bois says. “We want patrons to savor each bite of the crust as much as their very first bite of the pie.”

Fret not: Toppings will not be sacrificed for the cause. With 10 rotating pies, Lost Bread will hit up local producers for varieties like pork and broccoli rabe, mushrooms and cheese, as well as classics like pepperoni and plain. Locally, Lost Bread is sourcing ingredients from producers like Third Wheel Cheese, Heavy Metal Sausage, Adrian’s Garden, and Mycopolitan Mushrooms. Because of this local influence, Bois calls the pies a “Philly-specific style of pizza.”

Adding pizza to the menu also means the cafe on Walnut Street will introduce its first ever dinner service, remaining open until 9 p.m. five nights a week for walk-ins to dine at sidewalk tables. Too early for dinner but too late for breakfast? From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday, Lost Bread will offer pizza bagels. Yes, that’s right. Pizza bagels.

a rectangular slice of pepperoni pizza from Lost Bread Co.
Lost Bread Co.’s new pepperoni pizza
Eddy Marenco
a rectangular slice of mushroom and cheese pie up-close from lost bread co.
Lost Bread Co.’s new mushroom and cheese pie
Eddy Marenco

The Rittenhouse location of Lost Bread Co. can be found at 2218 Walnut Street. It’s open Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Preorders for pickup and delivery can be made online. Website.

Lost Bread Rittenhouse

2218 Walnut Street, , PA 19103 (215) 309-2773 Visit Website