Chicago Style Soda Bread
We love bread. We love to make it. And we love to make it for you.
At Uptown Soda Bread Co., we are proud bakers sharing our family recipe of natural, handmade soda breads in Chicago and coast to coast. We took the company's name from the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago's north side where the Uptown Soda Bread company was born.
How did this whole company thing start? We based this business around a single soda bread recipe that our grandmother, Mary Slack Collins, took with her from County Mayo, Ireland when she came to the United States in the 1920's. Our family's been enjoying it ever since.
And with the addition of other sweet and savory flavors we hope you enjoy eating these breads as much as we love making them!
Here's what Time Out Chicago had to say about us recently:
And Serious Eats Chicago, too:
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What is Soda Bread, anyway?
Soda bread is a type of bread found in various cuisines worldwide, such as Polish, Serbian, Australian, and Irish. It’s called “soda bread” simply due to its leavening agents of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and buttermilk instead of traditional yeast.
Mary Slack Collins (left) and the owner of Uptown Soda Bread (right) in front of the cart house of Mary's childhood home in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. (1977)