At church Sunday morning we purchased a loaf of bread and a pretzel from a group of young people selling bread from Prager Bread company (Carlsbad) for a fundraising project. You know we just had to do our part. The pretzel was so amazing we decided to drop by the bakery for lunch. You have probably discovered that some of the best places are off the beaten path, will, this place is no exception. Location, location, location is the phrase we always hear about starting businesses or buying real estate, but, if you’ve got the goods, the people will come, or, if you build it or bake it, they will come.
You will find Pragers tucked in behind several commercial buildings with a beautiful backcountry view. I sat near the window for the view and savored a turkey sandwich and a hot cup of coffee. Yes, they have great sandwiches.
We met owner Clinton Prager, one great guy, and he shared a photo with us.
While eating lunch, a bicylist and his wife stopped in after traveling 15 miles from San Marcos. We overheard them, with a strong New England accent, tell the cashier they had searched everywhere and could not find another bakery with such a great selection and taste as Prager's artisan style of baking of breads.
See their website lessons on Breaducation - Everything you've always wanted to know about bread but were too hungry to ask; www.pragerbrothers.com/
Prager’s Mission Statement
PRAGER BROTHERS IS A CRAFT BAKERY SPECIALIZING IN HIGH-QUALITY ORGANIC BREADS. OUR MISSION IS TO RESTORE THE TIME-HONORED TRADITION OF ARTISAN BREAD MAKING.
slightly sour - caramelized crust - light airy crumb
lighter bread - two seeds - five grains
Miche (Farm Bread)
fresh milled whole wheat - big round loaf - whole or half
fresh milled whole wheat - nutty - hearty
german farm bread - fresh milled rye - super dense
whole spelt flour - ancient grains
100% whole rye - dense - tangy
Kalamata olives - savory - garden fresh rosemary
California raisins - hint of sweetness - perfect with cheese
nutty - durum wheat - toasted sesame seeds
crunchy crust - airy crumb - tastes like Paris
break-apart French baguette
seedy, flavorful - dainty baguette
savory toppings - olive oil - light and chewy
soft and chewy - a sprinkle of salt - just like in Munich
light chewy rolls
delightful mini pies - whole wheat crust - seasonal fruit
Banana Walnut Bread
flavorful - tea cake - streusel topping
Fig Walnut Bar
fig & walnut caramel - buttery shortbread crust
whole wheat crust - housemade jam filling
Flourless Chocolate Cake
dark chocolate - almond meal
Citrus Cornmeal Cake
fresh milled cornmeal - citrus zest - moist
cinnamon swirl - streusel topping
french recipe - flaky crisp crust - custard filling
Check out “Breaducation” on their website for everything you’ve always wanted to know about bread.
Directions: At El Camino Real, turn onto Faraday north, make a left at Palmer and drive to the end of the road and you'll see Pragers on the left.
5611 C Palmer Ave and Faraday. , Carlsbad, CA 92010