The downtown Rochester artisan bakery known for its old-world style breads has been voted by readers of Rochester Patch.
There were 5,158 votes cast in the weeklong poll; came in first with 1,968 votes. , known especially this week for its paczkis, came in second with 1,172 votes. , with its rock-themed sweet treats, came in third with 909 votes. The poll was not scientific.
Owner Gerald Matthes and manager Theresa Dalton said they broadcast the contest early Friday on their Facebook page, which resulted in a surge of last-minute votes to put them in first.
Matthes is a descendent of a family of German bakers. His without the use of yeast. This old-world style of bread does not harden as quickly because of the natural fermentation process, making a fresher, more complex-ﬂavored bread that stays fresh longer.
Last year, Patch columnist Laura Cassar , which she described as the "must-have of my weekend menu."
What do you think?
Whether you agree or disagree about the readers' choice, we invite you to leave your review of Give Thanks Bakery by clicking on their Patch page. Tell others what you think.
Also, you can click through to the profile pages of these bakeries and leave your review for others to read:
- - Adams Road
- - Livernois Road
- - Rochester Road