A perfect spot for cyclists to fuel up is less than a mile off the Raccoon River Valley Trail in Dallas Center. Located in a former hardware store, The Baker’s Pantry specializes in bulk foods. But, don’t let that deter you from visiting on your bike.
Along with ingredients needed for baking, there are numerous healthy options for hungry cyclists riding through town. In addition to made to order sandwiches on homemade bread, there’s nuts, dried fruits, produce and snack mixes. So many choices that would fit nicely in a bike bag.
On my visit I opened the door and was greeted with the amazing aroma of baking bread. I browsed through the aisles and spotted an item I couldn’t pass up. Homemade elderberry jam!! There was no way I was returning home without some. I also bought a couple of homemade chocolates. Those didn’t make it back to the trail. Delicious!
Next time you’re riding through Dallas Center visit The Baker’s Pantry. The store is open Monday - Friday 9:00 - 6:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 - 3:00. Hidden off the bike trail it’s a treasure you’ll want to find!.