Carbs for Creatives: Meet Little Tart Bakeshop and Bernhard’s Bakery

Rounding out the list of awesome, arts-loving sponsors for this years ArtoberFest are two incredible bakeries in the city. You can’t have an Oktoberfest themed event without some carbs, right? Bringing a little European delicacy to Atlanta, these are two of the best. We thank them for their support and are excited to share their stories with you:

Little Tart Bakeshop

One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community.
One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community.

The storefront in Grant Park occupied by both Little Tart Bakeshop and Octane Coffee has long been a favorite of artists from around the city. You can regularly find administrators from local organizations, visual artists, musicians, designers and many others meeting or working over one of their fine pastries. Owner Sarah O’Brien was recently named a James Beard Semi-finalist for Outstanding Baker 2016 for her French style delicacies. Here is the story of Atlanta’s favorite artist-friendly bakery in the words of its illustrious owner:

One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community. Photo by Whitney Ott.
One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community. Photo by Whitney Ott.

“On my tenth birthday, my grandmother Sophie gave me a rolling pin and taught me how to make her famous apple pie, with apples from the orchard up the road. I have been baking ever since. Born and raised on an Ohio farm, I have baked in Iowa, Providence, and Canada, and earned my chops working as an intern in two Parisian bakeries. I hope to bring my own little bit of Paris to Atlanta, my adopted and much-loved city, through The Little Tart. I am fanatical about making perfect pastry crusts, and croissants.

I am honored to work with a dedicated team of bakers and servers who work hard everyday to make the best pastry around. We are proud to be a part of the local food community in Georgia, and hope to show through our work that eating sustainably also means eating heathfully, affordably, and most importantly, deliciously.”

~ Owner Sarah O’Brien

Bernhard’s German Bakery and Deli

bernhards-bakerydeli-logoLocated in nearby Marietta, Bernhard’s Bakery is a must for lovers of fresh, European style bread. These art-loving bakers have a knack for traditional German baked goods and foods that are nearly impossible to get anywhere else in the city. Get to know their local wares and love for artisanal culinary practice:

Our mission is to bring you delicious German Organic and Natural baked goods, baked with love.

A selection of the artisanal breads baked with care by Bernhard's German Bakery & Deli.
A selection of the artisanal breads baked with care by Bernhard’s German Bakery & Deli.

Bread, in its pure original formula, making it available for everyone’s enjoyment. From antiquity, bread has been known as the epitome of life and human society. It’s history can be traced back for thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. We exclusively use sun ripened whole grain (including the grain’s germ) to provide you with a source of power, stamina and health! Spoil yourself with our breads natural flavor! We use only the finest quality ingredients providing your body with important fiber and nutrients. For people who suffer from allergies we offer a delicious range of wheat and yeast free products. Because your health matters to us, our products are baked freshly for you every day!

Join us on October 20th, and enjoy guilty-free baked goodness for a good cause! Details for ArtoberFest 

Online sales have ended, but you can still purchase tickets for ArtoberFest! Tickets at the door will be $20, with additional drink tickets available for $6 each.

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