Avalon Bakery was established in 1997 by Ann and Jackie, two women who wanted to share the art of baking bread and pastries with the public. Their plan was to offer artisan baked goods made with 100% organic flour in the heart of Detroit, the Cass Corridor to be specific. On their website they talk of having their own families and friends give them the initial investment to get the business off the ground, offering them bread bucks to cash in once the doors were finally open.
Avalon is located at 422 W. Willis in Detroit. It is open Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. I highly recommend this the next time you're in the city as both a treat and a great place to buy gourmet organic bread.