Monday, June 2, 2008

Mennonite Bakery

The Swiss Pantry
Belvidere Tennessee
The Swiss Pantry in Belvidere Tennessee is known for its freshly baked goods, bulk groceries, and cheeses. The store is owned by a family of individuals who are of the Mennonite faith. Belvidere Tennessee is rustically located about 20 miles off Interstate 24, over a hour away from Chattanooga, and approximately 15 miles from the Alabama border.

On my most recent visit a fellow customer purchased an entire shopping cart of cookies. I guess with high gas prices, he wanted to stock up. I purchased what was probably the best pecan coffee cake I have ever had. Although they do not use preservatives in their bakery, it remained fresh for days and was just as good three days later as the day I bought it.

They will also prepare a sandwich for you, and have chili, as well as a homemade soup option which changes daily. This would be a great place for a picnic lunch if you happen to be driving in the central, southern part of Tennessee. Get yourself a ham sandwich and an old fashioned sarsaparilla root beer in a bottle and sit outside at the picnic table, enjoying the quiet view of the Tennessee countryside.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Oh that sounds so good about now. And to read that the food stayed fresh that long without preservatives, is encouraging.

Fun post~


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