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“Yummy Bread”

When Pigs Fly Bakery
Ranked #13 of 22 things to do in Freeport
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Bakery was on our to do list before coming to Freeport due to great reviews. Samples made it very easy to try some bread, oil or spreads. Chocolate bread is my favorite, didn't sound like a great idea but I was wrong. Very helpful gentleman helped us pick out a couple loafs to bring home.

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

You know when you are hungry but not that hungry or you are in a rush? Well, if you are in Freeport, stop here and grab a loaf. You can even taste test before you buy. Prices for this type of bread are very reasonable, so with some spread you are all set. Great idea in the summer when you want to soak up some rays and just watch the people go by in downtown.

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

This is the place to go for a great selection of freshly baked breads. They have a table where you can sample several different kinds of breads. Their chocolate bread is a great choice for someone that loves chocolate. It is like eating a decadent chocolate dessert! Other bread options include sourdough, rye, low carb whole wheat as well as many others. They also sell several different kinds of cookies and bread puddings as well as infused olive oils and preserves.

2  Thank Gloria H
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

It's worth it. I just enjoyed some grilled cheese using two different breads purchased a few days ago. We'll be sorry when it's all gone! If we lived in Maine, we'd make sure to frequent one of the four or five stores that they own. If you like your bread, then there's no better choice than this bakery...When Pigs Fly rocks!

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

If you have memories from years gone by of visiting your local hometown bakery for fresh, home-made breads--or, of impatiently sitting at your grandmother's kitchen table, salivating with knife and butter ready, just waiting (it seemed forever) for her oven door to open--to enjoy the baked loaf inside--then, you must visit the "When Pigs Fly Bakery"--here in Freeport! Those bread memories you have will become reality again. You will have arrived at Maine's piece of Bread Heaven!

We are locals to this bakery. Each time we visit, we start by tasting morsels from the bakery's ample sampling table, and, then consume 1/2 of our purchased loaf before returning to our car home. It's the reason why we always buy two loaves each week, instead of one.

The bakery is a small shop. However, when you walk in, you will immediately notice loaves of more than 20+ types of freshly made, extraordinarily flavorful, crusty classic and artisan breads. Be sure to buy butter before your visit--and, have a couple of plastic knives ready in your car as well. Having hot coffee or tea waiting, too, is another plus. Because I must tell you--you literally cannot stop yourself from having more than one slice of any breads this bakery sells! They are that GOOD!

Wrap your mind around these varieties: Chocolate (yes, chocolate--toasted, with raspberry jam--outrageous!), 6-Grain & Pumpkin Seed bread, TRUE, I mean TRUE, Baby Spinach ONION & GARLIC Ciabatta, Apple Cinnamon (Yikes), Mango/Pineapple/Raisin/Sesame/Ginger (a marvelous sweet taste), and, my favorite, Lemon Rosemary. The bakery also sells herb-infused dipping oils, cookies and cakes, some clothing and other items. Visit their website to see all that this bakery offers.

When visiting its website, you'll notice that "When Pigs Fly" has several locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and, Maine. However, when visiting Freeport, ME, do make this bakery one of your first stops. Coming from the south/Portland area, you'll be traveling north on Rte #1 (which, when arriving in Freeport, Rte #1 becomes its Main St.). After crossing up and over a small bridge, you'll immediately notice a fire station on your right. That's your landmark, look to your left and you will quickly see this bakery's sign. Parking might be somewhat challenging, although you may find a space right on Main St. At this location, you would be just entering Freeport's downtown area, but, also, 3-4 blocks away from the town's center and its numerous free (and, convenient) parking lots.

Why the name "When Pigs Fly"? The owner explains that when he had the idea to start his business, his business plan was met by many with a "snowball's chance in hell" prediction. Thank goodness that this owner did not listen to his critics! He's given Maine (and, her lucky tourists) a blessed gift of truly good tasting breads--enough varieties to please every taste and palate!

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