Ania Zaroda and Michael Gurevich — co-owners of the popular sandwich shop Mike & Patty’s in Boston’s Bay Village neighborhood and the shop’s growing group of siblings — announced today that they’re opening another new spot, Flourhouse Bakery, in Newton’s Nonantum village. It’ll produce the English muffins and breads in use at Mike & Patty’s, as well as a variety of other products for consumers as well as wholesale accounts.
Located at 140R Adams St., Newton, Flourhouse Bakery has taken over the former space of Prelude Bakery, which opened in 2017. In fact, the address has been home to bakeries since the 1940s. Before Prelude, it was Blacker’s Bread Basket (an offshoot of Blacker’s Bakeshop), and before that, it spent decades as an Italian bakery.
In today’s announcement from Zaroda and Gurevich’s restaurant group, M&A Brands, director of culinary and innovation Chris Strange noted that Flourhouse won’t be limited to French-style or Italian-style baked goods; it will offer “a variety of unique scratch-made baked goods using quality ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.”
That means breads like sourdough, seven-grain, and gluten-free brioche, as well as torta rolls, vegan English muffins, everything bagel dinner rolls, lemon curd cruffins, kouign amann, cookies, and more.
Flourhouse Bakery is already accepting preorders online, with pickups beginning on September 23 and an open house with free samples on September 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eventually, Zaroda and Gurevich plan to offer delivery, pop-up menus, and a full retail space.
Meanwhile, Mike & Patty’s has two locations on the way, in addition to the original Bay Village shop and the location at Bow Market in Somerville. (Mike & Patty’s has a sibling spot, Hot Box, at Bow Market as well, serving North Shore-style roast beef sandwiches and South Shore-style bar pizza.) The sandwich shop will open at forthcoming downtown Boston food hall High Street Place, likely sometime this fall, and a Jamaica Plain expansion is also in the works for late this year or early next.
The Mike & Patty’s team previously told Eater that the High Street Place location would be an “iteration” of the original, not identical, because there will be more space to work with. “It’s very exciting!” they said at the time. “We think High Street Place is going to be an amazing project.” As for the Jamaica Plain location, which will be in the Hyde Square neighborhood, it’s a big one — it will be the first Mike & Patty’s with room for dine-in seating and will also have the largest menu, featuring bestsellers from the other locations, plus some exclusive menu items, more coffee drinks, and even cocktails.