Iggy’s Bread – The Shop

If you have eaten a sandwich at a cafe or restaurant anywhere in the Greater Boston area, chances are, whether or not you were aware, that you enjoyed it on Iggy’s bread. Iggy’s the gold standard as far as bread products go in Boston. Their cranberry pecan rolls can be found on the counter at virtually every coffee shop and I’d say some very high percentage of sandwiches in this city are served on one of Iggy’s breads like the 7-grain or brioche.

They also sell at some farmers’ markets including the Copley market. A few months ago I learned that Iggy’s has its own storefront in Cambridge. Upon further examination, I found that it is tucked away far down an industrial road near Fresh Pond. If you’re going for the first time, it’s easy to miss. The entrance is set back just a bit from the road, and the storefront is very clean and elegant set against the industrial surroundings. That is, once you actually spot it, it helps to look for the turquoise Iggy logo, brick front and glass door.

The shop offers several rolls, baguettes, bagels, traditional loaves, focaccia, and crackers. On this particular day the pastry selection  included fruit tarts, linzer cookies, jam thumbprints, sour cherry almond cake and blueberry bread pudding.

We picked up a pecan sticky bun. Not as laden with sticky brown sugar sauce as some other sticky buns, it allowed the actual bun to take center stage instead of the topping. A fitting choice as Iggy’s is a bread company after all. And the bread part was lovely– chewy and very moist in the center, flakier around the edges, a light coating of sticky topping and a nice sprinkling of pecans. Sure you can purchase Iggy’s bread at gourmet shops around the city, but true bread fiends will appreciate the complete selection fresh out of the oven.

Iggy’s Bread of the World
130 Fawcett St.
Cambridge, MA
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13 Responses to Iggy’s Bread – The Shop

  1. I love that a lot of local restaurants and stores serve/carry Iggy’s Bread. I’ve actually never tried any of their pastries but the sticky bun sure looks great!

  2. I love Iggy’s bread. Now I want a grilled cheese on a nice crusty slice!

  3. Sacha says:

    I used to drop by Clear Flour because it was convenient, and the bread is beautiful, but I’d love to make it to Iggy’s one day to see their full selection. I’ve bought their black pepper topped brioche from Formaggio Kitchen before, but I’m sure it’s even better fresh from the shop!

  4. I didn’t know Iggy’s has a store! I want a cranberry pecan roll right now…

  5. Daisy says:

    this shops is a great discovery! gotta love Iggy’s bread!

  6. Wow, I had no idea that Iggy’s had a store!! Huge oversight. I’m gonna have to swing by on one of my 18 weekly trips to fresh pond!

  7. Megan says:

    I’m obsessed with their cranberry pecan rolls. I treat myself to one almost every time we go to the farmers’ market.

  8. Joanne says:

    After living in Cambridge for four years, I don’t think I EVER explored Fresh Pond. EVER. I just know I’d love a slice of this bread, though. Especially the cranberry pecan rolls…they sound like they’d make for a perfect grilled cheese.

  9. Bridget says:

    Also never knew they had a store!! I need to go sometime! I should also tell my best fried who works right in that area! Mmmm that sticky bun looks delish!

  10. Erica says:

    When I’m eating bread, I want it to be GOOD! This bread sounds awesome! Love that they have a storefront too

  11. shannon says:

    Mmm, i love how it’s less sticky to allow the bread to take center stage :)

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  13. I love Iggy’s bread. I live in Norton, MA. Where is there a store that sells Iggy’s bread in my area.

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