Where We Are Going Today: Der Backer

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Updated 13 March 2020

Where We Are Going Today: Der Backer

Der Backer is a “grab and go” self-service bakery launched in October 2019 by Rana Barhoomi. The 24-year-old Saudi studied to be a bakery chef in Germany.

The bakery offers customers the experience of serving themselves: Starting from wearing gloves, grabbing a basket and getting one of the mouth-watering loaves of bread and buns.

Everything in Der Backer is made fresh daily. It offers a variety of 40 authentic German and European baked goodies including the famous German brotchen bread and the delicious Italian focaccia, as well as sourdough, multigrain, olive pumpkin cheese bread, dark rye, blueberry, dates and thyme bread.

Der Backer’s signature is the extra layered filled croissant of five different flavors inspired by the Middle Eastern taste including thyme, white and cheddar cheese, spinach and chocolate. 

For those following the keto diet, there is the chance to experience the tasty goodies of Der Backer as it offers a choice of toast, mini bread, pizza and manakeesh.

The bakery also offers a range of desserts, cakes, baking goods, salads, sandwiches and coffee, in addition to its customized mini pastries for special occasions.

It is located at Prince Saud Al-Faisal Street, Al-Khalidiyah district, Jeddah. You can find more about the bakery on its Instagram account @der.backer_sa

What We Are Eating Today: Story On A Plate

Updated 07 August 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Story On A Plate

Story On A Plate is a bakery that specializes in gluten-free foods, offering an array of artisanal cakes professionally decorated with floral designs and made from organic ingredients and natural flavors, free of preservatives and artificial colors.  
The bakery offers astoundingly artistic yet healthy cakes, made and decorated by two creative Saudi sisters — Alia and Abeer Oraif — who have bachelor’s degrees from Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul culinary school.
Cakes from Story On A Plate are available in an array of sizes and shapes, decorated with an assortment of different flower petals — rose, hydrangea, orchid, lavender, pansy, viola — and dried fruits. Scrolling through the photos on the bakery’s Instagram account will leave viewers wondering whether these works of art were crafted by florists!
Variety does not end with simple decoration, either. Story On A Plate offers a multitude of different cake flavors that are gluten- and dairy-free, including Victoria sponge, organic chocolate, vanilla bundt, pistachio, organic date, lemon, carrot and brownie. You can find out more about them and order through their Instagram account @Story_on_a_plate.