Growing by the Bay

Model Bakery, St. Helena

model bakery, st helenaThe Model Bakery, a fixture of St. Helena’s Main Street, continues to serve up pastries, cookies, and breads made fresh daily with organic flours and natural sourdough starters. Sandwiches, hearty soups, and wood-fired pizzas are also available. The unpretentious interior is called “vintage” by Zagat’s — appropriate for a bakery that’s been operating at the same location for 70 years. There are flowers on every table. You can also get a picnic lunch to go and take it across the street and up a block or so to a pleasant town park with a gazebo; that’s somethin my family has done a lot over the years.

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1357 MAIN ST., ST. HELENA; U(707) 963-8192. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


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  1. Very cool site you have here, makes me want to jump in the car for a sweet 6 hour drive to one of the best cities in the world!!!

    I have to tell my friends who love San Fran to check you out.


    Hey, thanks, Barbara!

  3. Claire

    I have to this page, because I always forget where this place is!

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