Put simply, there is a world of difference, but the main thing is the ingredients that go into the final product. A scratch bakery will bake everything from scratch. This means you are not getting any preservatives or other chemicals in your baked goods. Your product is made in the morning and baked that same day.
At Pastries Plus, we have combined the scratch bakery with a supermarket bakery and the end result is amazing. You are still getting the freshness of a scratch bakery but now you are getting the convenience of a supermarket setting.
Typical supermarket bakeries get all of their products in frozen… some baked, some not baked. You get a finished product that is full of preservatives and not very tasty.
This question requires a book to answer. Please visit some of our links to various Kashrus organizations for more information. In short, a Kosher bakery requires a good supervising agency, a lot of research into the raw ingredients, and most importantly trust and integrity.
Ordering is not always necessary for regular items, but it is best for custom work. You can phone your order in, fax it, or email us. Our voicemail is set up to accept orders 24 hours a day, and you will receive a call back by 7:00am the next morning, or earlier if requested. If faxing an order, please download our order form and have all information filled out. For all of our normal products, please feel free to stop in or browse our online store!
The answer is yes and no… Whenever possible we will try to accommodate you with your special request. When that is not possible, you will be offered a selection from one of our fresh frozen cakes and the salespeople will be happy to custom inscribe it at no additional charge.
While we can make gluten free products, these would never be acceptable for people suffering from celiac disease or a gluten allergy. These products need to be made in an environment that is exclusively gluten free to make that claim.
Once the product has left the store, we cannot slice it, repackage it, or in the case of a cake, redecorate it. These regulations are in place by the health department and by our rabbinical supervision.