Where: 212 W. Washington St., Goshen, in the Goshen Farmers Market
Fare: Bread, pastry, pizza and other French-Belgian inspired food
Hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Details: Cash or check accepted, no credit cards, cell phone use discouraged inside, specials announced on Facebook, Saturdays are the busiest day.
Since 1994, Rachel Shenk has operated the bakery bearing her name.
Rachel's Bread usually offers simple breakfasts of fruit, fritattas and breads and lunches of soup, salads and sandwiches.
Bread is part of any meal there. And it's the bread and pastries that set Rachel's apart from other eating establishments.
The bakery makes around 20 types of bread and their availability follows a schedule. My current favorites are the cranberry walnut and the wood-fired baguette that is hearty. The Belgian breakfast bread is one of my go-to items for breakfast. I try to grab a day-old loaf of whole wheat honey when I can. And the flaxseed sourdough that Rachel favors right now is really nice as well.
In addition, the bakery has about a dozen pastries, including croissants made plain or filled with chocolate or spinach.
212 West Washington St, Goshen, Indiana 46526