Bread baker Root Baking Co. will open its headquarters in the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market (PCM) on Thursday, September 20.
Formerly located in Charleston, South Carolina, Root Baking Co. was founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife duo Chris Wilkins and Nicole Lewis (pictured below).
Their bakery and cafe at PCM will offer Root Baking Co.’s baked breads in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner fare.
The bakery is known for milling southern, heirloom grains in-house, sourced from the likes of Anson Mills, Geechie Boy Mill and more.
Root Baking Co. is on the second floor of Ponce City Market next to The Mercury and will be open Monday through Wednesday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The design of the bakery highlights the building’s historic and industrial aesthetic, featuring a handmade mill and glass windows for visitors to watch the milling, fermenting, shaping, and baking process.
There will be a daily menu (example below) for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, followed by happy hour and dinner, with brunch all day on Sundays.
Menus will change often, and guests can expect daily breads and pastries in Root Baking Co.’s case alongside dishes like Tahini & Turmeric Seed Granola with Yogurt and Fruit for breakfast and Za’atar Roasted Chicken with Harissa Pickled Carrots, Toum, Tarator and A Lot of Herbs on Sorghum Bread at lunch.
Root Baking Co. also plans to bring in chefs from around the South to host dinner pop-ups throughout the year.