Adventist Bakery

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 2 reviews )

Penang Adventist Hospital, Old Wing, 465, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang, Malaysia, 10350

Well-known healthy bakery located inside the Adventist hospital. Makes wholemeal breads, sprouted breads, and a wide variety of baked goods. Uses eggs & dairy products. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Bakery

2 Reviews

First Review by eatinggreen

Great Bakery with Healthy Groceries - Edit

I've been shopping at the bakery for 6 months and love it. NOT all of their packaged bread is vegan (they use honey) but the Wholegrain (in orange package) is vegan and it's the healthiest I've been able to find on the island. They also offer lots of groceries at good prices: walnuts, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, dried prunes and cranberries, oats, wheat bran, crackers, flour, and other dry goods. They also sale fake meats.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday August 21, 2012

Pros: Great Baked Goods, Good Prices , Healthy Groceries

Cons: Not 100% Vegan

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This place rocks! - Edit

Seriously didn't expect to find this gem in Penang, let alone inside of a hospital. There's something about Western style medical establishments that feels innately incompatible with the concept of good food, but alas, the Adventists have successfully married the two.

This is a small but incredibly popular bakery: so many people come in and out of this place in the space of 5mins... and no wonder. They sell loads of interesting Asian and Western style breads, many of which we've never seen in vegetarian versions - their breads with curries and sambals etc inside are absolutely heavenly! A lot of their breads are wholemeal and some are even sprouted, so health is key here. Unlike most Asian breads the bread itself isn't sweet, although admittedly some of the fillings are. There is something there for everyone and turnover is fast. A big tray of goodies comes out of the kitchen and is snapped up quickly, only to be replaced by the next batch of joy. If you are vegan do check with them though, I did see some egg tarts so they must use some eggs/dairy etc.

The main reasons why I haven't given them 5 carrots are:

- Not all of the breads are wholemeal so you do have to choose
- Not sure what sugar they use to sweeten the sweet dessert breads (which are quite sweet)
- The bread is good but not quite artisinal (by global standards at least)
- It's in a hospital... slight 'eek' factor

Still, we've already been here a number of times to stock up on healthy snacks and breakfast options. (Well...bread itself isn't really a health food, but when you're traveling it can be a life saver.)

To find it, get a taxi to the Adventist hospital and walk to the far left entrance to the building (right across from the Shell station). It's just inside the entrance.

Pros: healthy breads, great variety including local flavours, they taste great!

Cons: inside a hospital, some white flour and sugar, probably not vegan

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