Baker Aviv Fried has a fantastic story, self-propelled with great good humour. Self-taught at the start (after a Masters level degree in Bio-medical engineering), he trained in Vermont at King Arthurs Flour with Jeffery Hamelman and in Paris with the famed sourdough bakery, Jean- Luc Poujauran. In March 2010, Aviv went on a learning expedition during which he baked sourdough bread in a small bakery run by Tengboche Monastery, the highest Tibetan Monastery in Nepal and in the Everest Base Camp.
On his return, Aviv started one of the most intriguing business models in Calgary, or Canada for that matter, where he delivered handmade sourdough on his cargo bicycle for zero carbon imprint proving he walked (rode) the sustainability talk then donated part of the proceeds to charity.
Now part of the Simmons building renovation in East Calgary, and in partnership with charbar, his bread remains synonymous with quality. Using organic flours and ancient grains native to Alberta, Sidewalk Citizen Bakery specializes in fermented sour dough breads. This is no one-trick bakery either, Sidewalk Citizen also creates beautiful pastries like the sour cherry and chocolate brioche and vanilla pastry cream and honey-lavender Danishes. Yum!
Sidewalk Citizen is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada.
Sidewalk Citizen est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
618 Confluence Way SE,
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G1