We haven’t really figured out just how avid cyclist Aviv Fried will take part in Food Day Canada but we do know that he will be…and it’ll be a mobile act of some sort. His is a fantastic story, self-propelled with great good humour.
Self-taught at the start (after a Masters level degree in Bio-medical engineering), he trained in Vermont at King Arthurs Flour with Jeffery Hamelman and in Paris with the famed sourdough bakery, Jean- Luc Poujauran. In March 2010, Aviv went on a learning expedition during which he baked sourdough bread in a small bakery run by Tengboche Monastery, the highest Tibetan Monastery in Nepal and in the Everest Base Camp.
On his return, Aviv started one of the most intriguing business models in Calgary, or Canada for that matter, where he delivers handmade sourdough on his cargo bicycle for zero carbon imprint proving he walks (rides) the sustainability talk before donating part of the proceeds to charity.
His bread has become synonymous with quality and has been gathering a loyal and growing of customers. Using organic flours and ancient grains native to Alberta, Sidewalk Citizen Bakery specializes in fermented sour dough breads. This is no one-trick bakery though, with Sidewalk Citizen also creating beautiful pastries like the sour cherry and chocolate brioche and vanilla pastry cream and honey-lavender Danish. Yum!
Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
5524 1A St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2H 0E7