Sourdough is a wild fermented culture of flour and water. Over time, yeast from the air mixes with the flour and feeds on its starches and sugars, multiplying slowly to help this mixture of flour and water work its magic. Eventually, gut-healthy bacteria grow, emitting CO2 gas. This process is called fermentation, and it's what creates those gorgeous holes in our sourdough bread. This wonderfully alive mixture is called “sourdough” or “sourdough starter.” It is a natural form of yeast that causes the dough to rise over a long period of time. Chances are, you’re familiar with commercial yeast: “active dry yeast” or “instant yeast”—AKA those little packets in the baking aisle of the grocery store. Commercial yeast is developed in a lab to be super-efficient, meaning it makes dough rise VERY quickly (think: make a loaf of bread in 2 hours quick). So, what makes sourdough, sourdough? The presence of a natural yeast! Really, we should be calling sourdough bread “wild yeast bread.” Sourdough bread relies on natural elements—the yeast chilling in the air, on the flour, on our hands. And a whole lot of time. There are no shortcuts in making sourdough bread, and quite frankly, we wouldn’t make our bread any other way.
We source organic ingredients whenever possible. All organic ingredients are indicated as such on product pages.
All product ingredients are listed in our product section.
There are nuts in some of our loaves and we do not operate in a nut-free facility. Even though some products do not contain nuts themselves, they may have been in contact with the allergen.
Yes! All of our loaves are made with natural leaven and no commercial yeast. We pride ourselves on honoring the artisanal craft of bread making through the use of natural yeast.
Yes! All of our vegan items are indicated with a (V) to indicate they are vegan. You can also find a complete list of ingredients on each individual product page description.
At this moment, we do not offer gluten-free products.
Everyone is different. Those who struggle with gluten digestion are affected in different ways by wheat products. Some people have found Sourdough to be more easily digestible due to its long fermentation process, thus being able to tolerate Sourdough bread.
At Miette, we operate in a facility where wheat products are used daily, and all of our equipment is used on all of our products.
We accept all major credit cards, as well as payments made through PayPal. We also accept mobile payments through Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Unfortunately, you can’t update your order after it has been placed. If you need to make changes or cancel your order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CANCEL ORDER” as the subject and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Pick up Orders
We offer some products to pick up in our Montreal store location. You can guarantee a pick-up order at least 26 hours ahead of time. For example, order by 8AM the day before you intend to collect your order. Available pick-up days are Wednesdays - Sundays at Miette Boulangerie in Montreal. Customers who place pick-up orders will need to wait in line to collect their purchase in store. Thank you in advance for your patience.
We will send you either a confirmation email or SMS notification when your order is ready for pick up.
Yes! Please visit us at our bakery during opening hours to grab some fresh sourdough!
We currently offer $4 local delivery within a 9KM radius of our bakery in Montreal. Deliveries are made between 12pm - 5pm every Thursday.
Please use our postal code checker to see if you are eligible for local delivery when adding local products to cart.
Our delivery zones are based on proximity to the production of our product. If your postal code is not eligible for delivery, please look for your closest retailer in our locations map here.
We do not currently offer same-day delivery. Please come visit us at the bakery if you need bread ASAP!
We will contact you via SMS or email with the phone number or email address you provided at checkout to notify you on the day of our arrival. We will contact you via SMS or email with the phone number or email address you provided at checkout to notify you on the day of our arrival.
All of our deliveries are handled in-house. Delivery will be curbside between 12pm - 5pm on Thursdays. You will be notified by SMS or email, depending on your preferred method of communication noted upon checkout, when your package has arrived. Our driver will wait 5 minutes after arriving for you to pick up your order. Apartment building or condo deliveries will be left at the front entrance, in the area designated for package deliveries.
The driver will wait 5 minutes after arriving. If no one is there to receive the delivery, the driver will leave the package on your doorstep and you will receive a notification. We are a small business with limited resources and unfortunately cannot accommodate delivery reattempts. There will be no refunds or credits for missed deliveries.
Our cancellation deadline for refunds is Mondays at 9PM. Please email us at email@example.com if you are in need of a last minute cancellation and we will arrange to donate your fresh sourdough.