ABOUT US

Omer Taffet was growing weary of the work load demand that being a Chef in major restaurants required and was ready for a change after marrying his wife Natasha. Natasha Taffet suggested he start that bakery he had been dreaming of opening up, liking the idea of having dinner with her husband as well. Omer knew that this bakery had to be different from all the others. It had to stand apart from the crowd. Then his mother came to visit who has a sensitivity to gluten. Omer loved when his mother would visit because it would challenge how he would prepare meals for her and the rest of the family. Omer and Natasha suddenly realized that a Gluten Free Bakery would be their next venture together. And so began Taffets Bakery and Store. Omers’ culinary training includes the JNA Culinary Institute. He then went on to work at some of the top restaurants in Center City. It was the summer before he married and was considering a different career track. With his mother’s sensitivity to gluten and his wife’s enthusiasm and support he took over their little kitchen for a summer and began to experiment with different options for flours which helped him refine the techniques of old-world baking with not so old world ingredients, to create the phenomenal breads that you all enjoy now. These experiences and months of trial and error impressed upon him the importance of natural ingredients, traditional methods, and above all, patience, in producing great breads. Taffets Bakery has become more than just a great bakery. It’s part of the community and family of the Italian Market. Continuing to promote the long held tradition of small family owned and run shops that are unique and accessible to its customers and community. Location: 1024 S. 9th street Philadelphia, Pa 19147