At farmer x baker, the fresh produce is either organic, grown organically at a local farm, or from the owner’s farm where everything is grown organically without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, or artificial fertilization. The pork is sourced from a local farm where the hogs are pastured and supplemented with an all-natural non-GMO feed, same for the eggs. All of the grains and flours are organic and most are local. The coffee is organic fair trade as well. All but a few ingredients are locally sourced and just about everything is made from scratch in-house, including the bagels! Vegan options are available.
I arrived for the weekend brunch. The menu offerings included salads, sandwiches, bagels, breakfast burrito and tacos, falafel, a crepe, and stuffed waffle dish. Specialty cold drinks, ice coffee, and watermelon popsicles rounded out the menu.
What I Ordered
Decisions, decisions…couldn’t decide so I ordered 3 brunch entrees. I know, Oink Oink, but it’s rare to find such high-quality exquisite tasting food made with fresh local organic ingredients, straight from the farm. But I digress. I ordered the Stuffed Waffle, Breakfast Tacos sans the eggs, and a Peach Ricotta Stuffed Crepe. There truly are no words…everything was moan worthy. Not your standard waffle by any means, the fish-shaped waffle pocket was stuffed with ripe raspberries and blackberries amidst a house-made creme that was exquisite. The warm and creamy ricotta and peach medley had the perfect amount of sweetness while the crepe blanket was moist and tender. I added pork to the breakfast tacos which were, you guessed it, amazing! The pulled pork marinade stole the show, but the fresh organic produce toppings and tasty soft tortillas were Emmy award-winning participants. I also ordered the Peach Ginger Mule specialty drink which arrived with floating flower petals and was almost too beautiful to drink, but of course, I did, and yes it was quite refreshing and delish.
Located along the riverfront in Aspinwall, the outdoor setting is picturesque. The kitchen itself occupies a trailer set-up similar to a food truck walk-up and order type scenario. Grab a table at the charming patio along the water while waiting for your name to be called. This set-up works quite well, and beautifully at that.
My visit to the Pittsburgh area took place during Covid and the hours and days for Farmer X Baker were limited to 3 short days, check their Instagram or website for changes. In addition to serving incredible clean tasty meals, Farmer X Baker strives to have zero waste and all packaging is compostable. This is a must-stop here now kinda place, I’m dreaming of the day when I can return. Thank you Farmer X Baker for going way beyond the extra mile and doing food right, you are amazing Jen!!