The East Valley got a new place for freshly-baked bread last month when Rise Up Bakery opened its doors at 861 N. Higley Road in Gilbert.
The bakery comes courtesy of husband and wife team Jay and Danielle Lunt, who owned a bakery in Las Vegas before picking up and moving to Phoenix to be closer to family. Now, after years spent out of the kitchen, the couple says they want to return to the baking biz.
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Rise Up Bakery specializes in breads and offers loaves in a variety of flavors. In addition to classics such as whole wheat and honey and hard-crusted French country, the bakery sells loaves of jalapeno cheddar swirl, blueberry peach round, and chocolate babka.
The bakery also stocks sweet treats including cookies, brownies, bars, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls and housemade granola. The menu includes The Overachiever Cookie made with chocolate chips, oats, coconut, pretzels, corn flakes, and caramel, and Mississippi Mud Bars made with chocolate brownie cake base, melted marshmallows, and drizzled with chocolate icing.
Rise Up Bakery is located inside the Gilbert Tuscany Village, on the northeast corner of Guadalupe and Higley roads. For more information check the Rise Up Bakery website.
Rise Up Bakery 861 N. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-264-3026 www.riseupbread.com
Mon. - Sat.: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.