Alternative Bread Company
English Market, 22 Grand Parade, Centre, Cork, Ireland
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This place has good reviews, this means that they treat their customers well and you’ll feel great with their services, recommended 100%!
We are spending the long weekend in Cork. My time here and today was my first visit to the English Market. I loved Alternative Bread Company!! They have some nice looking bread and baked goods all around the stall. I would have loved to try a little bit of everything but obviously can’t. I ended up getting a cinnamon raisin bagel and my husband went for the pain au chocolat. The bagel was ginormous!!! So soft so chewy so good!!!! When I come back to Cork I will be sure to visit again!
Great bread in the English Market (4/5 green stars)
The Alternative Bread Company has been in operation for 20 years in the English Market, and is well worth a visit if you’re in Cork. Sheila Fitzpatrick, who used to work for celeb chef Brian Turner (of Ready Steady Cook fame), has won several awards for her breads and they all look wonderful. We chose a fruit soda bread (€2.50) and a white crusty sourdough (€3.90). Both were very large loaves and both tasted wonderful. The fruit soda bread stayed fresh for about 4 days, and was well balanced with plenty of fruit and not too much soda, while the sourdough made excellent grilled cheese (halloumi) sandwiches. They have a wide selection of breads including some styles that you are not likely to find anywhere else in the city, such as challah, spelt breads, sourdough ryes, and even omega-3 breads!
I’m giving them 4/5 “green stars” for social and environmental impact. Besides the baking awards, the Alternative Bread Company has also won a Friendliest Business in Ireland award, and appears to be closely involved in the community. They source some of their flour from France, and although it’s not organic, they describe it as “clean” in that the bread contains no preservatives or artificial junk. The loaves are sold in simple paper bags but if you have your loaf sliced it will normally be packed in a plastic bag, so request paper bag if you are avoiding plastic in your life. Obviously, the fact that it’s locally-made and sold with minimal packaging helps to cut down the carbon and waste footprints. Interested in writing green star reviews? If so, contact me! (greenstarsproject)
Johanne Maria King
Literally just had the best scone in my life. The mixed berry, delicious!!! Someone give this baker a prize 🏆
For sure the best bread in Cork. Nice and friendly staff. A favorite at the English Market 🥐🥖🍞
Best bread! Especially omega 3 bread!
Great bread and great staff
Delicious bread and scones
Such lovely gluten free sourdough :-)