About Us

About Our Daily Bread


We use organic non GMO unbleached grains that we grind ourselves. Some of the grains we use are wheat, rye, and barley.

Our Specialty

We specialize in excellent taste and texture in all our bakery products. A healthy lifestyle choice for all. By combining different baking techniques with whole grains we can offer the best product available on the market with quality, taste and texture.

The Bakers Story

Dianna Shull, opened Our Daily Bread Vegetarian Bakery and Deli on December 11 in Lakewood, fulfilling a life-long dream. “I’m exhausted,” Dianna exclaims, “but in a good way.” The excitement she feels at owning her own bakery and deli is evident in her voice.

 

As a small girl, Dianna began grinding her own wheat, baking bread and sharing the finished product with others. As an adult, she spent time as head cook at a self-supporting school in Laurelbrook, Tennessee and again as head cook for Mount Etna’s blind camp in Hagerstown, Maryland.

My training was in the school of hard knocks.” Dianna explains.

 

Knowing she wanted to open a bakery, Dianna’s son, a business owner himself, began looking for property and she began praying that the Lord would bring it about if His desire was for her to run a bakery, but it had to be His doing.
 
Then her son found their current property and wanted her to have a look. The place had to be gutted, but her son took care of everything, bringing in people to do the remodel. When it came time to equip the place, she prayed again, asking for good prices. They looked at used equipment, but didn’t find the specialty stuff they needed.
 
After checking with three places selling used equipment, they found nothing. By the time they reached home, however, the gentleman at one of those places had left a voicemail saying, “You’re not going to believe this, but . . .”
All the equipment they were looking for – big grinder, big oven, big mixer, slicer, etc. – had hit the internet while he was looking. And it was all for $15,000. The drive to Montrose for such a good deal was not a problem.
Each day so far, the bakery has seen 30-40 people and the numbers continue to increase. Situated near the federal building where many state employees work and next door to Lakewood High School, their potential clientele seems boundless.
One student who visited them this week told her he belonged to a vegan club. He took a photo of the sign out front and posted it on his Facebook page. Then another vegan club member took a photo of the soup she ordered and posted it on her Facebook page. Dianna doesn’t complain about the free advertising.
 
“This is God’s ministry, not mine,” declares Dianna. “Do I need to make money? Yes, but the important part is the ministry. Since the health message is the right arm of the gospel, we’re trying to get the message out.”
“I’ve always been interested in nutrition,” she explains, and “I’ll eventually offer classes in bread baking and easy, healthful meals.” She plans to bring in speakers, doctors, and other healthcare professionals who will talk about heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
 
Dianna’s only helper quit soon after they opened, so she’s extremely busy keeping up with all the demands. Yet, her family, friends and church members continue to support her, offering to do bookkeeping, cleaning, working the cash register, all free of charge. “I’m blessed with a wonderful support system,” she exclaims.
 
Our Daily Bread closes at 1 p.m. on Friday, but people getting ready for Sabbath can call in pre-orders and pick up the food they need for potluck or dinner at home before closing on Friday.