MIX the Bakery
4430 West 10th Avenue
Monday to Saturday 7am to 5pm; Sunday 8am to 4pm
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MIX the Bakery is another one that churns out not only fabulous artisan breads made fresh in-house (which can be seen from the order counter at the front of the house), but also a solid array of sweet desserts and pastries, and take home preserves that utilize wonderful BC sources (such as Fraser Valley blueberries and Okanagan peaches). To top it off, they also have a catering service as well. It’s a great spot for a quick lunchtime meal or takeout, and the following are my thoughts on two recent pickups there…
A hearty but incredibly satisfying part of MIX’s menu are their homemade soups. With the weather turning for the worse as we head towards winter, I can’t think of a better way to get a meal going. On this day, they had a trio of offerings: a pork adobo, a butternut squash, and pictured above, a corn chicken chowder. Filled with healthy vegetables including onions, potato, celery and flavoured generously with cilantro and cumin, it was not fully creamy like a seafood chowder would be, but not totally thin and liquid-y in consistency either. The large size take away container (three inches high, and four-and-half inches in diameter) was plenty for two.