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Attention Hastings foodies! You'll be delighted to learn that at Frankonia Hastings you're now able to enjoy fabulous breads and other baked goods, normally supplied only to top London establishments, including the Houses of Parliament, The Ritz and the Savoy.
Surrey-based independent bakery, Frankonia the Bread House has taken up residence in one of the vibrant kiosks on Hastings Pier, where it will be offering its traditional artisan breads, delicious cakes and other treats. Frankonia Hastings is being supplied with its stock on a daily basis from the wholesale part of this family-owned artisanal producer and the wholesale service is being extended to other businesses locally.
"I have spent a great deal of my time staying locally with family over the years in Hastings." says Frankonia's owner Birgit Gunz, "And I truly believe that by sharing our passion for producing bread using traditional methods, and only the very best ingredients, we will be adding a further dimension to the already thriving and exciting artisan community in Hastings.
"I have always been passionate about what we do and over the past 22 years, as our reputation has spread, we have organically grown a strong wholesale customer base, of which we are justifiably proud. Recently I was given the opportunity to supply the wider community, and I'm delighted to report that it has gone down a ‘storm'. The chance to become part of a community which I have been on the fringe of for so many years was just too good to pass up!" she adds.
Frankonia Hastings is open at its kiosk on the pier 6 days a week (Tuesday to Sunday, weather permitting) throughout the summer. As well as its traditional sourdough loaves, rye bread, pretzels and brioche, it sells a range of mouth-watering cakes and other treats for all the family, so is the ideal meeting place for a coffee, cake and catch up with friends and family, now that lockdown has been lifted. An indulgent afternoon tea box and special picnic packs - perfect for the beach - are also available.
"I'm delighted to report that we've already found that word has spread fast, with many residents and fitness groups buying our famous sourdough loaves." Comments Gunz, "And once there, they can't resist the array of our lovely cakes and Viennoisserie!"
Frankonia Hastings will also be supplying other local establishments including pubs and hotels in the area with wholesale deliveries Tuesday to Sunday throughout East Sussex and parts of Kent.
Further information can be found at www.frankoniahastings.co.uk