An English muffin pop-up that secured a permanent location in Somerville late last year is ready to reveal its new home to the masses. Vinal Bakery opens Friday, April 19, at 222 Somerville Ave. in Union Square, where it will churn out even more English muffins, sandwiches, and New England-inspired baked goods.
Vinal Bakery’s founder Sarah Murphy has a long history of baking in the Boston area. She worked at Flour, Sarma, 3 Little Figs, and eventually at Porter Square’s popular bagel shop Bagelsaurus, where she launched the Vinal pop-up, producing a variety of English muffins, including multigrain, anadama, and rotating specials.
In December, Murphy shared she would take over the former Pizza Palace space, and she has since converted it to suit the needs of Vinal Bakery. She announced the opening on Vinal’s Kickstarter page, which helped her raise funds to get the doors open.
English muffins serve as a base for sandwiches on the menu at Vinal Bakery, including egg sandwiches for breakfast and tuna salad or smoked ham sandwiches for lunch, among others. They’re also available on their own or in packs of four, with other pastry options including scones, muffins, cookies, and cakes. Vinal Bakery also serves coffee and tea beverages and hot chocolate.
Vinal Bakery’s hours run from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The bakery is closed Tuesday.