Eater readers have been asking us to check in on Blackmarket Bakery, the award-winning scratch bakery that's moving into a 3,000-square-foot space on 30th Street's north end near Adams Avenue. First founded in 2004 and currently operating full-service eateries in Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, Blackmarket is currently scheduled for a mid-July opening in San Diego.
A gluten-lovers' paradise, Blackmarket is known for its daily variety of fresh breads, cookies, tarts and cakes, ranging from layered cakes like the Bollywood Star, which features coconut buttermilk cake with passion fruit simple syrup, fresh mango and vanilla buttercream to the Total Eclipse, a combination of chocolate sponge cake and dark chocolate mousse topped with chocolate ganache. Open all day, the bakery also serves breakfast pastries and savory sandwiches, including hot grilled Cheesy Fun Guy, which melts cheddar, bacon, cheddar, mushrooms and shallots on their seeded sourdough and the Uber PBJ with housemade berry jam on almond 6-grain bread. Additionally, the San Diego location will plan on offering beer, wine and cider, plus savory snacks to pair with them.
Blackmarket's Alison Horn tells Eater that they just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete the buildout of a new 1,500-square-foot dog-friendly patio adjacent to the bakery that will feature outdoor seating, raised herb beds, a gas fire pit, succulent garden and kids play area complete with a mini-bakery.
Want to taste their buns before they come out of the oven? Blackmarket Bakery will be participating in the Taste Of Adams Avenue event on Sunday, June 26.