November 15, 2010

Eating Out: A Stop at Wild Earth Bakery

A stop at Wild Earth Bakery

I made my first visit out to Wild Earth Bakery, "...a 'salt of the earth, grass-roots, almost organic, scratch-baking, feel-good' kind of place" as their website says. I had heard they had great baked goods and yummy raspberry white chocolate scones.

I have to admit, I kinda have a biased, preconceived notion of what "grass-roots" food is like. It's up there with the buzzword "healthy" and to me, it means bland and unremarkable. I know, I know, shame on me. Not everything "grass-roots" or "healthy" is bad but I can't help having this immediate knee-jerk reaction. I mean, I make healthy food from scratch which I think is really good and I have never had people tell me it wasn't. But, when I find something that fits the bill, I alway mumble to myself "yeah, I knew it".

Enter the pizza.

Sigh.

"Yeah, I knew it."

Bland. Unremarkable. Whole wheat crust that was tasteless styrofoam. Cheese had no taste that I actually was thinking it was plastic (It was probably low-fat cheese - ick). The worst is when they throw herbs on top because "Oh! Wow! Herbs make everything all the more fancy" but without even basic seasoning (ie: salt and pepper) the dry herbs do nothing for your tastebuds. (God forbid it not be low-sodium because that = unhealthy). The squirrel didn't even go for the crust we threw him. My little guy had one slice, I had one and the rest went into le garbage.

Kind of a depressing. I hope it was just a one-off. Though, my friend didn't really love her sandwich either. But the coffee was super and the service was really great.

I think I'll stick to the raspberry white chocolate scones next time I go.

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Wild Earth Bakery
8902-99 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 3V4

8 comments:

cookbookcooks said...

I think you hit the nail on the head. I went their once and I can't even remember what I had

cookbookcooks said...

there their -haha

Maki said...

Darn, I was hoping it wasn't the case.

there, their, they're ... honestly, I didn't notice. My hubby will read my posts sometimes and point out my blaring typos. He always reminds me to spell check but whatev's. :)

A Canadian Foodie said...

So funny! I took my daughter there once and LOVED the vibe. She had the white chocolate scone... or something similar, and loved it. I had the soup and it was so heavily laden in rosemary, I could hardly eat it. I was sad.
:)
Valerie

Maki said...

I love the vibe. AND all the wood and decor. The bathroom is even pretty!

I guess we'll all stick with the scones :) haha.

eatingisthehardpart.com said...

Nothing worse than 'healthy' food that is boring, bland, and uninspiring!

Scones it is.

Marianne and Charles said...

I love Wild Earth, but the savoury stuff definitely isn't their strong point. That said, their morning glory muffins are pretty amazing... and as you said, so is the bathroom.

Maki said...

Alright. Scones and morning glory muffins AND we'll eat them in the bathroom. HAHAHA.

This is one of the funnest running commentaries I've had in a while. tee hee.

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