Fresh baked goods can be one of the most attractive and tasty food items to eat. There is something special about the softness of a loaf of bread, fresh and cooled from the oven, or a hot and tasty pasty or pie.
In recent decades with the rise of supermarkets and convenience stores, we have become used to the availability of a wide range of pre-packaged bakery goods with long shelf lives and packaging to help them to stay fresh for longer.
However, there is still something special about fresh, baked goods direct from the bakery, and even more so if these are delivered to one’s home. An increasing number of companies are able to offer delivery of their fresh, baked goods, in a timely and safe fashion, maximising enjoyment and pleasure.
This article will look at the world of bakery delivery, what sort of goods can be delivered, how to keep them fresh and safe, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of bakery delivery.
First it is important to understand what we mean by baked goods, which fall into a number of categories, not all of which are to be considered here. Baked goods are food that is made from either batter or dough and is then baked, usually in an oven. Types of baked good include:
Bread – this is one of the most staple foods in the world, common in every culture and country across the planet, from tin loafs to bagels, bread rolls, flatbread and muffins, there are so many different types of bread to choose from. The French are famous for their baguettes, and many French people choose to collect their baguette, known for its freshness, daily.An increasing number of customers are able to have their baguette delivered. Bread is often best served fresh and can potentially go off quite quickly.
Bagels and Brioche – this type of bread often has a higher sugar or fat contentand is therefore sweeter tasting and can last for longer than many loaves of bread.
Biscuits – biscuit can be a term used for a variety of flour-based products throughout the world. The term biscuit can include similar products such as cookies, and the term often means different things in different countries. Biscuits usually have a longer shelf life than bread but will still eventually go stale and become unpleasant.
Cakes & Pies – cakes and pies come in a range of different flavours, some with ingredients (such as fruit) that have a short shelf life whereas some will have sweeter ingredients that help prolong the life of the product.
As well as the types of baked good listed above, there are a range of other common baked goods, many of which are available for delivery. These include tarts, cookies (a type of biscuit), brownies, tortes, and a range of pastries, many of which may be sweetened.
Customers wanting bakery delivery have an increasing number of options to choose from.
Ordering Fresh Bakery Delivery
There are so many different bakery options to choose from in terms of delivery, such that unless someone lives in the most rural location there will likely be many options to choose from.
An increase in food delivery apps, such as Just Eat, and the power of the internet to help local bakers and shops to reach out to their customers directly through social media, their websites and other apps, it is easier than it has ever been to order bakery delivery to your own home or workplace.
Whereas for convenience it is easy to buy sliced bread, cakes, pies and other baked goods from a supermarket or convenience store, it is so much more pleasant and tasty to order goods from a local bakery for delivery that have been made that day.
These will often be fresher and more tasty. Locally sourced bakery goods will often have fewer preservatives, improving the flavour. Now of course, this means that due to the lack of preservatives they will go off sooner and will need to be eaten quicker, but why wouldn’t you want to quickly eat these specially delivered bakery treats?
A major advantage of course of bakery delivery, is avoiding the time, mess and energy of baking your own food. A kitchen after baking can be a very messy affair, so by taking advantage of bakery delivery it is possible to enjoy the expert, professional baker’s skill, saving the time spent and reducing the mess, saving your energy for eating the delicious food.
A downside of bakery delivery is you won’t be able to go into the store and point at the one that you want, which can be one of the more fun experiences of shopping, but if you trust the quality of your local bakery or shop, then you can still be guaranteed of the best choice possible, and a tasty treat to enjoy fresh at home.
Delivering Fresh from the Bakery
Having bakery goods delivered at home can be a complex procedurein order to prevent damage to items that are often very delicate and prone to possible damage.
A bakery delivery company will have considered the best possible way of transporting such delicate items as a choux bun or chocolate chip cookies. This means that a bakery delivery is likely to be a more reliable method of transporting bakery goods to your home or workplace than if you had picked them up and taken them yourself.
They will also have specialised containers for transporting baked goods specifically, in order to ensure they reach the customer in peak condition. There is less chance of your bakery goods being delivered damaged or upside down, therefore ruining the experience or enjoyment of the product.
Bakery delivery provides the best option for having fresh, professionally cooked bakery items in your own home, without the mess or time wasted of making your own, allowing you to spend your time and energy on enjoying these tasty treats in comfort.