Kansas City has a new bakery opening in the Oak Meyer Gardens neighborhood in Brookside. On Saturday, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Scott and Kate, owners of Heirloom Bakery and Hearth. They were set up at the Brookside Farmers’ Market, selling baked goods under their store banner. Scott told us they plan to open their new shop in the fall of 2014 at 401 E. 63rd St., renovating the long-abandoned filling station located there at the southeast corner of 63rd and Oak (across the street from J’adore).
Although their new digs don’t open until later this year, curious pastry connoisseurs can acquire their baked eats and treats on Saturday mornings at the Brookside Farmers’ Market. At the market on this particular Saturday, Heirloom was slinging gourmet baked good such as breads, pies, scones, biscuits, cookies, crackers, gluten-free items, and even dog treats. We opted for a loaf of the raisin walnut bread, a delectable key lime cookie, and one of their specialty homemade strawberry pop-tarts.
As a Brookside resident, I am excited for a fresh, creative, locally-owned business to join the neighborhood. Not only will it provide a place where we can enjoy delicious bakery items, but they are truly making an investment in our neighborhood. I wish them much success!