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About Us

The Denver Bread Company was founded in December of 1994 with the simple idea that nurturing people with quality bread made with clean, pure ingredients, one at a time by hand, would be a great addition to the culinary community in Colorado.

The Denver Bread Company
3200 Irving Street, Denver, CO 80211
Owner Greg Bortz


Sunday – Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Holidays at DBC often have extended hours – please call ahead for our hours.

Forms of Payment Accepted

We currently accept only cash or in-state checks (CO) and are unable to accept online payment at this time. Although we try to keep our prices fair and of good value, they are subject to change at any time due to a change in ingredient cost and availability.

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Community Involvement

The Denver Bread Company is currently donating bread each day to local organizations that we feel are of worthy cause:

Project Angel Heart provides meals with love for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

We Don't Waste believes no one should go hungry. There is good food available. Everyday We Don't Waste distributes nutritious restaurant grade food to vulnerable populations.

Bienvenidos Food Bank's mission is to provide emergency and alternative food resources to residents of North West Denver in ways that promote respect and dignity.

At Tennyson Center for Children, kids suffering from abuse, neglect, emotional crises and other traumatic experiences will get the help they need while finding healing and HOPE in a safe and caring environment.

Grant Avenue Street Reach serves meals to central Denver's working poor, seniors, teens in need, and homeles.

At Servicios de La Raza, the Juntos basic emergency services program is a bilingual program that provides services to assist the most vulnerable members of our community who live on the margins of poverty and are in need of access to emergency services that are culturally responsive.

The Denver Bread Company is proud to be a part of Colorado Proud: by buying locally grown, raised and processed food and agricultural products, you are receiving high quality fresh products and helping Colorado's economy, local farmers, ranchers, greenhouses, manufacturers and processors in your area.

Restaurants and Shops that carry our Breads

Awards & Recognition

Bon Appetit: Top Ten Best Bread Bakeries in America, December 2010

Denver Magazine: 2010 Baker of the Year award, October 2010 issue

CBS4 Denver: Best Places to Buy Bread in Denver 2008 Best Bet for Local Tastes

5280: Top of the Town: Top Bakery or Best Bread in Denver – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 (Reader's Choice Award), 2006

Denver Post: Colorado Peaks: Best Bread 1997, 1998, 1999

Rocky Mountain News: Top of the Rockies: Top Bakery / Bread – 1997, 2003 & 2004

Rocky Mountain News: Nibbles: December 2002 Buns of the week

Rocky Mountain News: Nibbles: October 2000, July 2002, October 2003 Bread of the week

Westword: Best of Denver, Best Breads 1999
Best of Denver, Best Breads 1998
Best Breads 1997 & 1996 (Best Focaccia)


Letter of Congratulations from Rep. Diana DeGette, 1st District, CO: click on link to view letter
1999; 1999
1996 (Rep. Patricia Schroeder, 1st District, CO)

Letter of thanks fom Jeff Burkee, Principal of Emmaus Lutheran School & Child Development Center

Letter of thanks from Rebecca Saltman & Kendra Sandoval of Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Letter of thanks from Caterina Noya Scordo, Vice Consul of Italy


5280 Magazine: "Everything there is heavenly."
"This tiny bakery has been our editors' fave three years in a row. It's now also the readers choice by a wide margin."
2008 Home Grown

Denver Post: "There are many pretenders to the crown, but this is THE place to buy a boule, that hearty round of bread you find in better restaurants, with the crisp crust and tender insides just aching to be slathered with real butter."

Denver Post: "When you want real bread from a real bakery that specializes in the staff of life, go to the Denver Bread Co."

D'Zine: 2000 "the finest whole wheat sourdough loaf for miles"

Freestyle: Best focaccia in town

Jay Fox's Dining Guide: 1995 DBC has "finest boule bread ever baked"; 1997 Best bread in town

National Geographic Traveler: Neighborhood Watch, April 2004 ("The Place" in Denver Highlands Neighborhood to enjoy fragrant homemade loaves.)

Pirate Gallery: "With his daring use of avant-garde ingredients balanced by a generous nod to a grand tradition, he makes bread that is truly high art."

Restaurant Hospitality: 2005 Mel Master – "absolutely the finest bread in Denver"

Rocky Mountain News: John Lehndorff – "Every time we taste any of Greg Bortz's oven wonders, we are sure of one thing: we'd put these chewy artisan loaves up against ANY boule, batard, and baguette in the nation."

Sunset: 2004 Front range bakery for holiday treats

Talk of the Town: "BEST chocolate chip/walnut cookies"

Westword: "Hands down – Denver Bread Co. baker/owner Greg Bortz continues to make the best bread in the city."

Westword: "It takes a true artisan to make artisan breads. At the Denver Bread Company, the resident genius is owner Greg Bortz, who focuses on a limited but well-chosen roster of hand-crafted loaves."

Westword: "You've probably tasted Bortz's breads around town; he's accumulating quite an elite group of restaurants that serve his to-die-for breads."

Zest Catering: "the flavor of this fresh baked loaf has a richness all its own"


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