A Bread Affair – Pulse Spotlight – 06.06.11

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

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Mmm, fresh baked bread. We bet when you finish reading this week’s Pulse Spotlight, you won’t be able to think of anything else!

The Fraser Valley is home to some amazing bakeries. Truly, we are spoiled with the amount of talented bakers in our region – some of which have been in the same location for decades.

One of our favourite bakeries also runs a wholesale division to their business, meaning no matter where you are in the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver or beyond, there is somewhere nearby that carries breads from Langley’s A Bread Affair!

A Bread Affair in Langley

A Bread Affair is run by owners Pat (above) and Tanya McCarthy, who moved to BC from Eastern Canada. Tanya, who trained under a master artisan baker and Pat, who is passionately dedicated to creating a bond between producers and consumers, opened A Bread Affair in November 2007.

Their bakery offers 19 different styles of bread, including Okanagan Apple Bread, Amazing Sourdough, Chiabatta, Spelt, 6 Grain Multigrain, Apricot & Walnut, Roasted Garlic & Cheese and a variety of baguettes. You will find a selection of these breads at Fraser Valley retailers such as Lepp Farm market, IGA, Bruce’s Country Market, Hofstead’s, Ralph’s, Hamilton Farm, JD Farms, Heritage Meats and many others. In the summer months you will also find A Bread Affair at several farmer’s markets throughout the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver.

A Bread Affair in Langley

A Bread Affair in Langley

A Bread Affair, a certified organic bakery, uses traditional baking practices which include no baker’s yeast. Production includes 4 live cultures and small batches, ensuring pure artisan bread as a result. Local ingredients are sourced when possible, including hazelnuts, flour, apples and more.

The cafe at A Bread Affair is a pretty fantastic place to hang out if you love the smell of fresh baked bread! :) They offer specialty coffees, cold drinks, hearty sandwiches and scrumptious treats such as peanut butter fudge bars, red velvet devil cake (with sinful cream cheese icing), carrot cake and many other seasonal delights.

A Bread Affair in Langley

We have a mad love affair going on with A Bread Affair. Their breads are delicious and the variety is such that one of their products is always a perfect fit for whatever we are cooking. Their smart marketing makes us giggle, too. A Bread Affair packaging has sassy slogans such as ‘a good bread is best served naked’, ‘love at first bite’, ‘your other baker doesn’t need to know’ and some others that always bring a smile.

A Bread Affair in Langley

Have you been to A Bread Affair? What’s your favourite bread?

We have a $25 A Bread Affair gift certificate to share with one of you!

Please share your favourites below, let us know about your favourite local bakery or post the following on Twitter: “I entered to win some mmm…bread from @breadaffair and @FVPulse¬†http://ht.ly/56j5X”.

Winner will be announced on June 17, 2011.

A Bread Affair
309-20560 Langley ByPass, Langley
Ring: 604.514.2353

Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie

49 Responses to “A Bread Affair – Pulse Spotlight – 06.06.11”

  1. I love Cobs bakery in the Chilliwack Mall, especially their cheese and spinach buns. A Bread Affair sounds like another great option!

  2. Chrissy says:

    I’ve had their bread before, but need to go to their store. Or I should avoid it. I’m really not sure which one. :)

  3. I always go to Bread affair when I want the best bread to make my favorite recipes like Bruchetta…Yum!

  4. Wendy says:


  5. Kelly says:

    Looks like another thing to look for at Bruce’s Market. Haven’t bought bread there before – but going to now!! Wonder if they will come to Maple Ridge’s Saturday Market .. hint,hint :)

  6. Heidi says:

    Have sampled Bread Affair at our local Farmers Market…delicious!

  7. Tina says:

    There’s none better for bread in the Fraser Valley than A Bread Affair. One of my favourites is their Sisters Secret Foccacia.

  8. Agata Klein says:

    Thanks for the wonderful Spotlight – I really love how many things I have been exposed to in the area simply because of these great articles so thanks Kristi & team!

    I look forward to visiting this bakery soon – so excited!

  9. Rachael V says:

    sound yummy!

  10. rica says:

    I love trying out different bakeries , and Bread Affair is one of them. Thanks to Pulse Spotlight – I enjoy reading all your articles

  11. Dee says:

    Thanks to Spotlight, I now know where to get good bread, shall be there next week.

  12. ruth says:

    I have been a huge Bread Affair fan since day 1….. love the garlic cheese loaf

  13. Janelle says:

    Hubby and I walk to Bruce’s Market once a week (or more!) for a loaf of their whole wheat sourdough or 100 mile bread. Both are fabulous!

  14. char says:

    Bread Affair is my true fave. I love their bread, especially their sour dough whole wheat, YUMMMMMMMYYY!!!

  15. Bimy says:

    I am not sure how you do it but every place you have recommended that I have gone and checked out have been amazing – and I am very excited to be visiting A Bread Affair and picking up some of their breads – perhaps two – I will park two blocks away so that the walking makes up for the eating – lol!!
    Thanks again ladies for all the wonderful info you share.

  16. admin says:

    Glad to hear that, Bimy! The local businesses make our job pretty easy :) – Kristi

  17. Holly Jajcaj says:

    I purchase products from Bread Affair as often as possible. Good wholesome bread like home! I didn’t know it was made in Langley. That is great to know for my next trip to Langley! And I could use the gift certificate when I visit…. right on! My favs are: Whole Wheat Sourdough, Cranberry Semolina and Roasted Garlic and Cheese Thanks much!

  18. Chrystalyn says:

    The smell of fresh baked bread is so amazing and I have such a weakness for it! My favorite is fresh French Bread!!

  19. Kate says:

    I love A Bread Affair!! I don’t live in town but when I do get to that area, my daughter and I always stop in for a treat and a loaf of Cheese and Garlic bread!!

    Unique recipes… My fave is the Lavender Scones which I didn’t see there last time… hope they’re coming back!!

  20. christine ashby says:

    I love their sour dough bread, especially toasted with butter, sinful and sooo good.

  21. Jenn K says:

    A simple baguette is my fav item from this local gem!

  22. lynda says:

    so many healthy options! love the grainy breads and see there are a couple locations close by! hmmm….

  23. Sharon McVeigh says:

    Their Cheese and Garlic bread is to DIE FOR. They have the best bread ever. I too need to curtail my “Affair with Bread”. Then I say, why, lifes to short to miss out on simple pleasures. Yummmm

  24. anna says:

    they have the BEST bread inthe valley! Our household fav is the traditional bagette; toasted with butter or simply ‘naked’ . The best carbs around:)

  25. TJB says:

    Fantastic bread!!! The Bread Affair foccocia is the BEST!!

  26. A matthews says:

    LOVE Bread Affair! Especially their Cranberry Semolina bread – the ONLY bread worth having an affair for!

  27. would love to try the okanagan apple bread.

  28. Cora says:

    Sounds delicious!!!

  29. Martin says:

    Nothing is better first thing in the morning than a hot cup of coffee and some fresh baked bread with butter and home made jam.

  30. Nancy says:

    I cannot eat wheat and I am so thankful for the Bread Affairs amazing Spelt bread.

    My family loves their Garlic and cheese loaf…….yummy

  31. Tracy Penner says:

    I love Bread Affair bread and pick it up whenever I see it! Thank you for making such delicious and nutritious bread!

  32. jana says:

    haven’t tried their bread except in a sandwhich, i was in Langley on the bus to Aldergrove & got off at the bus stop in front of the Bread Affair in Langley. tried a vegetarian sandwhich with cream cheese, apples, & sprouts; it was really quite delicious :)

  33. Cheryl says:

    I’ve had bread from here and it is so tasty and fresh. Haven’t tried the cafe out, yet, and would love to have the chance to for free!

  34. Darcy says:

    The cheese and garlic bread

  35. The Cheese & Garlic Bread

  36. Kay Morrow says:

    I was recently thrilled to purchase some of your spelt bread in Fort Langley. I have had allergies consisting of wheat, dairy and eggs for the past 10 years. Since I reside in Chilliwack, it was a treat to discover that I may purchase the bread at Hofesteads. Now I can look forward too sandwich’s and toast!!

  37. Carole says:

    I haven’t had the opportunity to try their bread … but I will be making a visit to their store very soon! Looks delicious!

  38. Janet Seline says:

    I absolutely love your cranberry bread. It is so good plain, toasted or in a sandwich with turkey. We often make a stop on our way out to Cultus Lake to pick up the cranberry bread as a special treat for the weekend.

  39. Barb Wolfe says:

    I never met a Bread Affair bread I didn’t love! Plain ‘ol Spelt is my fave :) Pure and simple.

  40. Lynne says:

    Bread? Did someone say Bread?

  41. Joan B says:

    mmmmmmm looks delicious…my husband is a breadaholic and would love this bakery

  42. Angy says:

    I am a big fan of Cobs – they’re close to home and always have something yummy to offer. I’ve heard lots of great things about A Bread Affair, though!

  43. We would like to thank all breadaholics, carb lovers & one’s who have an affair with bread. These comments are fabulous and are making us blush! It is a joy to hear what you all have to say about our bakery. It makes us proud to say that everyone loves fresh, organic & local bread. We encourage you to come by and say hi! We would like to give a heads up that on Monday June 13 we are going to be at our new location at: Unit 309 20560 Langley Bypass. We simply couldn’t make anymore at our old location and had to move to bigger and better things. So please come by and visit us at our new location and grab a loaf and support the local food movement! If you have any questions please give us a call at 604.514.2353 or ask a question on our twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/breadaffair

  44. Corrie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the spelt bread!

  45. Carrie says:

    Whole Wheat SOUR DOUGH!!!!!! :):):) YUMMMMMMMMMMM

  46. Helen says:

    I Love their Whole Wheat Sourdough. I buy it at Lepp’s. Haven’t found a bakery that I just love yet.

  47. Karie says:

    I haven’t had the opportunity to try something from A Bread Affair yet. I love the ham and cheese bread at Cobs Bread. I will make a point to stop into A Bread Affair location and try a loaf

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