Periwinkle’s Bakery has
begun selling fresh-baked bread from Wild Flour Bakery.
WAUKESHA - Jalapeno cheddar, sourdough, cranberry walnut
- to fill a hole in stomachs downtown Waukesha,
Periwinkle's Bakery on Broadway has started offering
fresh-baked bread in addition to their already wide
selection of baked goods.
Periwinkle's doesn't do the bread baking; the bread is
brought in from Wild Flour Bakery - a Milwaukee-based
bakery that touts no preservatives or additives - on
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It's also available
via special request on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dan
Strackbein, owner of Periwinkle's and Rochester Deli
Strackbein said the bread that was first offered two
weeks ago hasn't been flying off shelves, yet. But the
new yeasty offering coincides with a demand for bakeries
downtown, according to a study done by city planners,
which Strackbein chalked up to a previously empty fresh
Periwinkle's isn't able to bake its own because special
ovens are required for bread. So, for now, the bakery
will stick to bars, cakes and pies and leave the bread
to Wild Flour.