Recently, I had a great lunch at a place with a familiar name, but the restaurant was new to me: Wiltshire Pantry and Bakery. Many of you already know Susan Hershberg’s two other cooking establishments, Wiltshire on Market and Wiltshire Catering. This restaurant and bakery opened after Derby this year.
They are open for breakfast and lunch only and are known for baked goods. Susan Hershberg wanted to give her head baker, or “baking goddess,” Deanna Rushing, a place to show her talents.
In addition to the great pastries and desserts, which usually sell out by 9 a.m. on the weekends, there is a great savory breakfast selection, coffee and tea drinks and lunch menu.
I went for lunch and ordered the Vegetarian Chop Salad that has a great selection fresh veggies in it, highlighted by chopped, fresh parsley and corn cut off the cob. I also ordered the soup of the day, which was a Vegetarian Minestrone, with zucchini and yellow squash, green beans, celery, carrot, tomato and orzo all topped with shaved parmesan.
If breakfast is your thing, they serve breakfast here Tuesday through Sunday. From what I can tell, breakfast is pretty popular. I came for an early lunch and most of the pastries and savory egg dishes were sold out.
Last but not least, the desserts.
They also have a strong take-out business, not only for the pastries, but for bread and cookies, as well.
Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe is located at the corner of Breckinridge and Barrett in the old Highlands. Visit their website here wiltshirepantry.com/bakery-and-cafe.