Lost Bread Co. is Debuts Lost Bread Pizza in Rittenhouse With Expanded Hours and Dinner Service
Lost Bread Rittenhouse (2218 Walnut St.) announces the debut of Lost Bread pizza, new dinner service, expanded days of operation, more delicious baked goods, and local beer to go. Owner/Baker Alex Bois and FCM Hospitality Owner Avram Hornik opened the company’s first brick and mortar location earlier this year with limited hours for breakfast and lunch. Now that warm weather has arrived and the sidewalk cafe is open, look for the much-anticipated debut of Lost Bread pizza, made with the same artisan precision and attention to detail as the bakery’s bagels, breads and cookies. With the addition of pizza, comes new days of operation and dinner service hours five nights a week. New hours starting immediately will be Monday and Tuesday, 7:00am to 2:00pm, Wednesday to Friday, 7:00am to 9:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Pizza will be available 4:00pm to 9:00pm, with pizza bagels available 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
While visiting Lost Bread, look for the addition of pizza bagels using Lost Bread’s famous bagels, plus look for their famous pretzel shortbread cookies, bake your own cookie kits and dog bones for a crunchy treat for your furry friend. Additionally, Lost Bread Rittenhouse has also added local brews from Deer Creek, Love City, Two Locals Brewing and Mainstay Independent Brewing. All food and drink can all be enjoyed outside on the sidewalk and street cafe, or they are available to go. Pizza is also available for delivery through their online ordering portal, Square.
Lost Bread pizza is brought to you by Alex Bois, the James Beard Award-nominated baker behind Lost Bread Co. and the company’s famous Pretzel Shortbread Cookies. When asked what makes his pizza stand out, Bois said the exclusive use of freshly milled flour will set it apart from other pizzas. With all the flavor from freshly milled grains, the crust becomes the main focus as the famed baker and his team looked to explore additions to the menu.
“The crust is one of the best parts of our pizza,” said Bois. “Instead of the crust serving as a handle for the rest of the slice, patrons can expect uniquely shaped rectangle shaped pizzas to highlight and utilize the crust in its entirety. We don’t want the crust to be thrown away like many pies. We want patrons to savor each bite of the crust as much as their very first bite of the pie.”
For the debut of the pizza, look for around 10 alternating varieties that will change with the availability of seasonal produce. Each pie is meant for one individual and costs between $10 and $15. On top of standards like Classic and Pepperoni, look for Pork and Rabe, Shrooms and Cheese, Shrooms and Greens, Greens and Cheese, and Tutti Rooty (vegan). The spring menu selection will regularly feature wildcrafted vegetables such as ramps, nettles and chanterelles on the variety aptly named the Wild Pizza. The menu will consistently include items perfect for aficionados of classic, cheesy pies, as well as pies for meat lovers and for veggie-forward eaters. Lost Bread Co. will continue to work with and support local suppliers for the pizza launch to bring the best the region has to offer to patron’s plates. Current local suppliers include Third Wheel Cheese, Heavy Metal Sausage, Adrian’s Garden, and Mycopolitan Mushrooms.
“We’re using the best local, rather than imported, ingredients to create a Philly-specific style of Lost Bread pizza,” said Bois. “Our innovative, crispy crust is topped with the best sourced produce our team can find from local purveyors. For a must-try pizza, my personal favorite of the moment is the Pork and Rabe, which is topped with a fennel sausage, charred broccoli rabe, funky aged Galen’s Good Old cheese, with a zippy red sauce. It’s a great Philadelphia pie that is a great example of everything we are aiming for with our pizza launch.”
While daily pizza service will be 4:00pm to 9:00pm Wednesdays to Sundays, Lost Bread also adds other delicious items to the menu. To bridge the gap between morning and lunch service and pizza dinner hours, patrons can look forward to the addition of pizza bagels, a personal favorite for partner Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality. He said, “What I love most is that we are doing bagels in the morning, pizza at night, but there is a window in between that we only sell pizza bagels. My elementary school self is thrilled that a place will be open for 2 hours a day that only sells pizza bagels.”
On top of pizza and pizza bagels, new and expanded menu offerings at Lost Bread Rittenhouse since it opened include the addition of bake your own cookie kits and dog bones for a crunchy treat for your furry friend. Also new to the menu is the addition of local brews from Deer Creek, Love City, Two Locals Brewing and Mainstay Independent Brewing. Two Locals Brewing and Mainstay Independent Brewing are both made at FCM Hospitality’s Craft Hall, where Lost Bread Co. has its main bakery and headquarters.
New hours starting immediately, will be Monday and Tuesday, from 7:00am to 2:00pm, Wednesday to Friday, from 7:00am to 9:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 8:00am to 9:00pm. A limited afternoon menu of pizza bagels, snacks, treats and beverages is available for 2:00pm to 4:00pm Wednesdays to Sundays. Pizza is available between 4:00pm and 9:00pm on Wednesdays to Sundays.