Zig’s Bakery & Cafe: Goodness in Every Bite

By on February 3, 2016

Transformed from an abandoned 1800s brick barn, Zig’s Bakery & Café at Brick Gables at 800 East Newport Road is a sight to behold with its shiny copper cupolas and its open brickwork design. That doesn’t even take into account all the deliciousness inside. To find out more, you will have to come inside, lured by the scent of fresh baked breads and pies, and coffee brewing and heart-warming soups and barbecue. With Valentine’s Day coming up, Zig’s has an abundance of treats for your sweetheart, like heart-shaped sand tarts, decorated sugar cookie hearts, red velvet cupcakes and cherry pies. The cherry pies are also a hit for President’s Day. Fasnachts are another tradition at Zig’s and you won’t want to miss the Pennsylvania Dutch goodness of freshly baked fasnachts with a sweet glaze or powdered sugar on Fasnacht Day on Feb. 9. While you are there, don’t forget to get some flaky croissants, soft potato rolls, baked custard, decorated cupcakes, pecan pie, scones, rich flourless chocolate cake and cream puffs. Zig’s has a variety of baked quiches too. You can order an entire quiche or just have a slice. There are usually two different quiches each day, like sausage, vegetable or tomato. Quiche is perfect for breakfast, or for lunch with a salad or a cup of soup. The soups include tasty choices like loaded baked potato, chicken corn and tomato pepper jack. Owner Brandon Ziegler invites you to stop in and try the Kickin’ Cowboy Chili, which will be featured at the Fire & Ice Festival’s Chili Cookoff. It will be your chance to sample one of the top contenders for the famous Chili Cookoff. You’ll also want to try all the other great offerings at Zig’s, like the Asian-inspired sesame almond crunch noodle salad, turkey pesto focaccia and curry chicken salad with red wine vinaigrette. The pastrami on rye is a take-off on a Reuben, with tender sliced pastrami, crunchy coleslaw (instead of sauerkraut), Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on Zig’s own Italian rye bread, with a dill pickle on the side. Zig’s Bakery & Café has a sophisticated look with stone walls accented by sleek wood tables and modern chairs, wood beams, a comfy red leather couch and a stylish oil painting of a cow. There are deli cases on one wall baked goods on the other, with sandwiches, salads and breakfast made to order. Half the fun is choosing your bread, which includes honey wheat, country white, flax, dark rye focaccia, baguette, croissants and cinnamon raisin breads. You can get a side salad with your lunch, then order some to go, to share with your family, such as tuna salad, ham salad, pasta salad, broccoli salad, potato salad, coleslaw and fruit salad. The Ziegler family, which includes Brandon Ziegler, his parents Dean and Carole Ziegler and his sister Heather Oaks, have created a masterpiece with Zig’s Bakery & Cafe at Brick Gables. Not only is it a great bakery, deli and café, but it is a breathtaking wedding and event venue and catering business. Zig’s Bakery & Café is located at 800 East Newport Road, Lititz, and hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. To find out more or to place an order, call 626-7981 and be sure to check out the website at www.zigsbakery.com.

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