Where to Buy or How to Buy

Where can I purchase Chabaso Breads near me?

To find a participating store nearest you, please go to the Store locator.

Do you have a retail outlet?

Yes. Our retail outlet is located in New Haven, CT. Click here for address and store hours

I cannot find one of your products at the store, what can I do?

If your local store isn't carrying one of the flavors you desire, ask the Manager of the Bakery Department if they could start ordering it. You can also email us to see if it is being carried at a different store in your area.

I cannot find my favorite flavor at the store where I usually purchase it. What happened?

There are a few things that could have happened in this situation. Even though it is hard to believe, sometimes certain types of bread get discontinued for various reasons. Another reason could be that some of our products are produced seasonally or perhaps the store chose to no longer carry the product. If you have found your favorite product missing, you can email us to find out what happened, or consult the bakery manager at the store you shop at.

How can I purchase a large quantity of breads?

Unfortunately you can't place a large order directly with us; however if you go to the participating store that carries Chabaso, they may be able to place a special order for you.

Product Questions

Are Chabaso Breads Kosher?

Yes, all of our daily fresh deliveries are produced in a Kosher bakery and are certified Kosher under the Orthodox supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of New England. To be sure, you can check our packaging for the Kosher symbol. If packaging does not include the kosher symbol that is usually because some stores finished baking off our breads in their ovens. Check with the bakeshop to see if their ovens are kosher.

Does Chabaso make a low sodium bread?

Currently we do not have specific low sodium bread; however we are sensitive to customer demand for lower sodium products and are keeping this in mind for future product development.

Sometimes the holes in the Ciabatta breads make it difficult to cut for a sandwich. Any suggestions?

Yes! Because of our signature airy texture, our ciabattas need to be cut specifically to make the perfect sandwich. Always remember to keep in mind the safety of your fingers when slicing the bread. First, with a long serrated bread knife, cut the ciabatta lengthwise. Then cut a piece crosswise to your desired size. Fill with your favorite sandwich fillings and enjoy!

Why do your Ciabatta breads have so many holes?

This is our most popular question! One of the most important characteristics of a ciabatta is the large holes that make up its interior. As an artisan product, the quantity and size of the holes can and does vary from day to day. These holes, the hallmark of a high quality ciabatta, are achieved by utilizing a form of prefermentation called poolish. A poolish requires long resting times, up to 24 hours, to allow the bread to fully develop its light texture and rich, complex taste. In the time it takes for other breads to be mixed, baked, shipped, and eaten, our ciabattas are still sitting, waiting until they are absolutely ready to be handcrafted and baked by our bread artisans. The result is the fragrant, airy bread so many have come to love!

I'm trying to eat more whole grains. What breads can you suggest?

The following breads have Whole Grain Council stamps listing the grams per serving of whole grains in each bread: 7 Grain Loaf (8g) Rainin' Grains Ciabatta (8g) Cranberry Pecan Loaf (8g) Cranberry Harvest Rolls (12g) Wheat Ciabatta Rolls (13g) Wheat Ciabatta (10g) Wheat with Olive Oil Demi Ciabatta (12g) Ancient Grain Demi Ciabatta (16g) Whole Grain Demi Baguette (23g) 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread (25g) Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread (10g) Rye Sandwich Bread (9g)

I love your breads, but I often don't finish it all in one sitting. What is the best way to store your bread?

Don't worry, it happens! Our breads are baked fresh daily with no preservatives, and should be eaten soon after purchase. If you plan on having the bread within the next couple of days, the best way to store it is to fold over the bread bag, wrap it in plastic, and leave at room temperature. If you'd like to enjoy the bread much later, wrap it in plastic and stick it in the freezer.

If I do save it for later, what's the best way to reheat your bread for a fresh crust?

If you stored the bread at room temperature, preheat your oven at 375 degrees. Unwrap the bread, take it out of bread bag, and place it directly on the rack in preheated oven. Baking times vary as follows: STIX™, Rolls, and Classic Baguettes: 2-3 minutes Loaves under 18 oz and Parisian Baguettes: 4-6 minutes Loaves over 18 oz and Sourdough Boule: 5-7 minutes If you froze your bread, remove from freezer, unwrap and place directly on a 375-degree preheated oven rack. Baking times vary as follows: STIX™, Rolls, and Classic Baguettes: 7 minutes Loaves under 18 oz and Parisian Baguettes: 10 minutes Loaves over 18 oz and Sourdough Boule: 15 minutes If you froze our Sandwich Breads remove from freezer and thaw at room temperature. For best results toast bread after thawing. Let cool, then enjoy!

General Questions

Do you provide donations and sponsor events?

Yes we do. Chabaso Bakery is happy to consider supporting your event through a donation or sponsorship. To be considered, please fill out our request for donation/sponsorship form. It is important that you submit the form at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event.

How do I contact Chabaso Bakery?

The best way to contact us is by email. You can also visit our Talk With Us page and submit your comment or question. That way we can review your question, direct it to the correct person, and get back to you as quickly as possible. We'd love to hear from you!

I'm really trying to support products that are environmentally friendly. What is Chabaso doing to help?

This is equally important to us as well. All of our products are made with NO chemical preservatives or artificial coloring. Where possible we support and use locally sourced ingredients. We try to use recycled or recyclable materials in our packaging. Also, we are continually working towards lowering our energy consumption and reducing our carbon footprint.  For more information, click here for our Sustainability Efforts.

Who do I contact for media inquiries?

Please send your media inquiries to our Marketing Department - cvrabel@chabaso.com or you can reach us by going to the Contact Us page and completing the form.

Do you conduct factory tours?

At this time we do not conduct factory tours.