Yalaha Bakery A German Bakery Like No Other!
That said the sign above the entrance door and is printed on the sticker of our takeout box from the"Yalaha Bakery". We came across this little treasure unexpectedly today from our trip to Lowes in Tavares here in Florida.
Benno had been sourcing a 5 lb. propane bottle to use instead the 20 lb. one that we use for our barbecue as it is easier for handling and that Lowes store in Tavares apparently had them in stock, which turned out not to be the case as the last one had left the store before we got there. However the drive was very scenic and we enjoyed the outing. On our return trip a bunch of veterans on motorcycles were in front of us on the winding road and the whole group suddenly turned into a driveway with a German flag at its entrance. We decided to follow them to find out what kind of establishment this was.
There was some shade parking that we took advantage of since we had the dogs with us. Next to the building was an inviting looking courtyard/beer garden with tables and chairs. As we came through the double entrance door a massive looking display counter that ran almost the entire length of the room greeted us.
You should have seen our excited expressions as we eyed their spread-out pastries and goodies behind the glass. In the next room they had a deli section for sandwiches and hot meals with indoors seating and every single table was occupied with patrons having lunch. Actually they were stuffing themselves.
Coming across such a nice European Bakery, and it happened to be Valentines Day also, we decided to treat ourselves to a piece of pastry each to take home.
Faced with so many choices we had a hard time to choose as they all were tempting. Their menu in the deli read like from a real German restaurant and I am sure that the meals were delicious. They sure looked very appetizing.
On the property adjacent to the bakery was a Mennonite run moonshine distillery and small store offering homemade preserves, hot pot pies, souvenirs and of course moonshine of various flavors. All gluten free.
Yes, I did taste test the blueberry moonshine mixed with lemonade. Good thing the glass was small, as it appeared to me very potent!
Back home at the RV Park Benno and I indulged us with the cakes from the Yalaha Bakery that joined the chocolates and flowers on the table I had gotten from Benno this morning.
Tomorrow and Thursday will be pretty hot here and I am planning on sitting outside in the shade with some good books from Michael Connolly that I purchased at the flea market. Thanks for dropping by again.
Yummy looking sweet treats and a nice day.ReplyDelete
They were and it was!Delete
Happy Valentine's Day! Those treats look awesome! Enjoy the upcoming days and the book!ReplyDelete
Thanks and the same to you. We felt like being at a bakery in Germany. The books were inspired by you.Delete
Happy Valentine's Day! What a fun find. Blueberry Moonshine sounds interesting and the pastries look yummy. Your last picture looks like a wonderful sunset.ReplyDelete
Thanks and the same to you. Definitely a couple of places to go back to. Next weekend at the beer garden is Octoberfest with 12 man band!Delete
See you've found our secret bakery and distillery. You must try thier tomato leek pie at the distillery. Not sure if you're aware of the Webster Flea market and vegtable stand on Mondays.ReplyDelete
Yes, what a find it was. I guess several people in our park know it but didn't tell us! Yes, been to the flea market a few times and its great!Delete
What an awesome bakery! I enlarged the picture, everything looked delicious. The distillery looked pretty interesting as well!ReplyDelete
By transferring the photos from my iPhone down and then Blogger the resolution wasn't that great but good that you managed to see some of it. I think you guys would like this bakery and distillery and when in the area, go visit!Delete
What a cool day! It's always fun to do some auto-touring when there are interesting places on the route. Wow, that bakery looked great and did remind me of the fabulous looking bakeries/deli's over in Europe. Too bad Benno's luck ran out on the propane bottle but at least he remembered your flowers. 😊ReplyDelete
Well, if I knew of more interesting places in the area, I'd be all game to head out. I appreciate that you got to see the European eateries, so you know how we felt.Delete
I thought that I had made a comment but perhaps not. That bakery was certainly a lovely fined. Moonshine, eh! Looks like you both had a great celebration on the 14th.ReplyDelete
When it comes to pastries and such, we get all excited and those were really good and so fitting for the occasion!Delete