HYATTSVILE WIRE: After holding a soft-launch today, Manifest Bread in Riverdale Park will officially open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Located at 6208 Rhode Island Ave. next to the former home of Banana Blossom Bistro, the full-service organic bakery will sell everything from sourdough bread to muffaleta sandwiches, oatmeal date and chocolate chip walnut cookies, and a selection of pastries, including savory options like pissaladiere.
The bakery will serve a wide assortment of Annapolis-based Ceremony coffee drinks including espressos, macchiatos, lattes, cappuccinos, and even cortados. They will also have a selection of wine and beer to drink in-house or take-home.
For now, they have one gluten-free cookie, and all of the breads are vegan. Owners Rick and Tyes Cook told the Hyattsville Wire they won’t focus too much on gluten-free breads because “there’s so much flour in the air” that it’s hard to guarantee that any particular item doesn’t have any gluten in it.
You can grab and go or dine in as there is a small seating area inside with seven seats and some standing room.
Manifest started out as a cottage bakery, selling in D.C. neighborhoods like Cleveland Park and at local restaurants, but it built a strong following along the Route 1 corridor through word of mouth.
The Cooks said that the project to open the bakery was put on hold before the coronavirus pandemic. They eventually set up a Kickstarter fund to help with the costs of the move and they originally planned to open last fall but were delayed by permitting, a common problem in Prince George’s County.
Ultimately, they decided to open a bakery in Riverdale Park because it is located within a neighborhood community, with a nice mix of established families and new young home buyers.
The bakery will be open Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.