Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
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We arrive in the early hours of the morning to bake small batches of croissants, breads, muffins, and scones. We crack the eggs, zest the fruit, cook the chutney, slow roast the tomatoes, and (lovingly) feed the sourdoughs everything is hand made. Only the finest and freshest ingredients we can find are used in Fire Island baked goods. All of our flour is organic and specially chosen and milled for artisan baking. We believe this yields the best tasting and most responsibly made products.
We appreciate the community spirit that surrounds the bakery. Fire Island staff strives to provide great service and friendliness to all our customers. Come visit us as we are excited to share our love of baking.
Jerry Lewanski, Janis Fleischman & Rachel Saul
Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop was founded by Janis Fleischman and Jerry Lewanski in the spring of 2009.
A Family Affair
Jerry's love of baking began as a hobbya passion for cooking that he indulged in his off-hours. After retiring as Alaska's Director of State Parks, Jerry spent a year training at the San Francisco Baking Institute, where his passion for baking truly took off.
Janis shares her husband Jerry's passion for food and the culinary arts. Janis toured the country, studying bakeries around America, and discovered what works and what doesn't as well as what styles and tastes they most enjoyed. Janis develops the menu each season, oversees daily operations and makes sure that every batch of every scone, cookie and muffin comes out of the oven perfectly.
Rachel, their youngest daughter, began working at Fire Island in the winter of 2010. Though she started as a baking assistant, her enthusiasm and skill allowed her to grow into a head baker. After studying for six months at the San Francisco Baking Institute she returned to Fire Island as manager and part owner.
Fire Island is truly a family business. Daughter Greta and her husband Jason were Fire Island's first bakers, and Greta's older sister, Marya and her husband AJ provide invaluable moral support. Janis and Jerry's son Josh recently moved to New York City, but he continues to handle the PR for Fire Island. His wife Tess worked at the bakery for the first year and half to establish the marketing and branding and is responsible for much of its look and feel.
Our Talented Staff
Fire Island has an incredible team of bakers. Our bakers have trained at some of America's finest culinary programs, including UAA. We continue to train talented Alaskans in the craft of artisan baking through on-site training as well as distance courses.
We put the highest premium on the customer experience at Fire Island. Our friendly and knowledgeable counter staff will happily answer questions and make recommendations. In addition, Fire Island is proud to provide a safe and supportive working environment with benefits.
Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Type of Meals Served:
Breads | Cakes | Favorites | European Tarts | Fresh Baked Cookies | Croissants | Packaged Cookies
Muffins Blueberry Bran | Millet Pecan | Ginger Pumpkin
Scones Raspberry Lemon Zest | Blackberry Rhubarb | Currant Pecan | Ham, Cheddar & Chive
Sandwiches Coppa & Bethmale Chèvre | Ham, Brie & Strawberry Jam | Turkey Apple Chutney | Butternut Squash & Humboldt Fog w/ Bacon or Mushrooms | Peanut Butter & Jam
Bread Semolina, Fennel & Golden Raisin | Currant Pecan Rustic Wheat
Muffins Blueberry Bran | Banana Walnut | Ginger Pumpkin
Scones Raspberry Lemon Zest | Blueberry & Maple Toasted Oat | Cherry Almond | Ham, Cheddar & Chive
Sandwiches Pancetta & Ricotta | Prosciutto & Plugra | Turkey Apple Chutney | Butternut Squash & Humboldt Fog w/ Bacon or Mushrooms | Peanut Butter & Jam
Bread Roasted Potato, Cheddar & Chive | Onion Poppy Seed Rolls | Plum & Flax Seed | Dark Prairie
Muffins Blueberry Bran | Lemon Poppy Seed | Banana Walnut
Scones Raspberry Lemon Zest | Pear & Ginger | Fig Walnut | Ham, Cheddar & Chive | Sundried Tomato, Rosemary & Chèvre
Sandwiches Bânh Mi | Vegetarian Bânh Mi | Ham, Brie & Strawberry Jam | Chicken Pecan Salad | Beet, Spinach & Chèvre |
Peanut Butter & Jam
Bread Challah & Challah Knots | Whole Wheat | Raisin Walnut | hole Wheat | Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough | New York Rye
Muffins Blueberry Bran | Lemon Poppy Seed | Morning Glory
Scones Raspberry Lemon Zest | Blackberry Rhubarb | Cherry Almond | Ham, Cheddar & Chive | Sundried Tomato, Rosemary & Chèvre
Sandwiches Bânh Mi | Vegetarian Bânh Mi | Coppa & Bethmale Chèvre | Chicken Pecan Salad | Beet, Spinach & Chèvre | Peanut Butter & Jam
Bread Sundried Tomato & Feta Sourdough | Tortano | Onion Poppy Seed Rolls | Currant Pecan Rustic Wheat | Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough
Muffins Blueberry Bran | Millet Pecan | Morning Glory
Scones Raspberry Lemon Zest | Pear & Ginger | Currant Pecan | Ham, Cheddar & Chive | Fennel, Chèvre & Coriander
Sandwiches Pancetta & Ricotta | Prosciutto & Plugra | Turkey Apple Chutney | Chicken Pecan Salad | Mozzarella, Tomato & Avocado | Peanut Butter & Jam
Bread Olive & Rosemary Sourdough | Oatmeal Date | Prairie | Plum & Flax Seed
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