Ernie and Anne Hollander originally opened The New Yorker Bakery in 1959.

In 2017, the bakery was at risk of disappearing with Bob Jaffe's retirement. New York-native Sam Tobis took over in order to ensure that Grand Bakery remains a staple of jewish culinary life in the Bay Area. 

We have the same bakers, the same challah, working in a new location, providing you with the same superior service you've always loved. 


We appreciate the joys of Jewish life and the delight of delicious food. It is our pleasure to bring the two together. 

Thank you to our many long-time customers. We adapt so Grand Bakery can continue to serve you.

The Food Mill

Grand Bakery's production bakery is co-located above the Food Mill in Oakland's Laurel neighborhood. Unlike most things, the Food Mill is older than Grand Bakery! 

The Food Mill is a hidden gem natural grocery store featuring a large bulk section, choice produce, nutritional supplements and house-made, fresh nut butters that are simply the best-in-town.

John Dennis opened the Food Mill in 1933, the same year construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Dennis ran the store for 50 year before handing the reins to the Watkins family. Kirk and Dan
Watkins have been running the Food Mill for more than 20 years.

In 2017 Grand Bakery moved into the bakery facility inside the Food Mill upstairs on the second floor. We stock our products at the Food Mill for your purchasing convenience.