Please note: we will be closed Sat. Oct. 18 to Wed. Oct. 22, 2014, re-opening on Thurs. Oct. 23 at 8 am. Now that the Penticton Downtown Market is closed for the winter, we will have lots of fresh baking with brunch/lunch served again every Saturday at The Cannery, starting Oct. 25, 9:30 am. – 3 pm.
“It takes more than an oven to craft a true artisan bread. It takes time… patience…and passion!”
Benjamin Manea – baker, proprietor
Ben was born in Romania and raised in Israel. He emigrated to Toronto in 1999 where he met his wife Sharon, moving with her to the Okanagan in 2005. He left a technical career to follow his passion for excellent baking and food, teaching himself artisan bread baking and cooking so he could bring the flavours of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods to his new home in the South Okanagan. Using only the finest natural ingredients, with no chemicals, preservatives or shortenings, Walla Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Bakery and Fine Foods in Penticton, British Columbia supplies artisan breads and pastries to cafes and B & Bs in the South Okanagan and operates a retail artisan bakery/cafe for brunch, lunch and take-home fine foods, such as the best Brioche French Toast you’ve ever tasted, lunches of gourmet focaccia sandwiches, fabulous home-made soups, rustic featured dishes, outstanding desserts, and also a selection of artisan bakery items and prepared foods such as: Rosemary Focaccia buns, artisan bread, Bourekas, Quiche, Frittatas, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tabbouli, Labneh, Matbouha, Turkish salad, firey hot Zhoug condiment, Baklawa, giant Meringues, Clafouti and Rustic Fruit Tarts made with seasonal fruits, and Callebaut dark chocolate flourless cakes. Specialty items include a line of handcrafted, old-style preserves, aged Balsamic crema, spicy hot pickles and cabbage, preserved lemons, and always some new surprises. You can also call to custom order any of the other products on our list (usual minimum order of 6), or to find out what we’re baking that day. Bring your friends and enjoy….!
Walla’s Bread Baking Schedule
Tues- Sat.: Rosemary focaccia buns.
Saturdays: a selection of artisan items that will include many of the following: Focaccia buns, Challah/Brioche (plain & cinnamon-raisin), various breads, large Foccacia ‘Pizzas’ with tomatoes, cheese & Kalamata olives, Fougasse with cheddar and chilis (hot!), Pain au Chocolat., Cheese & Raisin Danish, Almond Croissants, Caramelized Apple -Walnut puff pastry Turnovers, Meringues, Baklawa, Chocolate Babkas and other surprises.
Other long-time purveyors of Walla products in Penticton:
Unique B&B and Art Gallery in Naramata uses all our artisan breads for their 5 star breakfasts.The Dream Café serves our rosemary focaccia buns for Panini sandwiches and dips. Fibonacci’s Roastery serves a great steak sandwich on our focaccia (and provides us with their wonderful dark roast organic beans for our coffee).
If you would like to receive our weekly email detailing new products and the baking schedule for that week and weekend, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check our latest Facebook posts and ‘like’ us: http://facebook.com/WallaArtisanBakery (our Facebook page is dormant between Nov-Apr.)
(We accept cash, Interac, and cheques.)
Walla Foods – Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Artisan Bakery and Cafe.
114-1475 Fairview Road. Penticton, BC. V2A 7W5 (corner of Duncan & Fairview)
The Cannery Trade Centre (entrance through side door, near the Cannery Brewery).
Tel: (250) 770-2001
Regular hours of operation:
Tues-Fri, Brunch/Lunch 11 am- 2:30 pm. Sat., Brunch/Lunch 9:30 am – 3 pm.
Retail: Tuesday – Fri.: 8 am. – 6:00 pm.