Vancity Good Money Mob: Uprising Breads Bakery

Comments 69 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week Vancity launched the second round of their Good Money Mob in support of three local businesses. As their partner for this round, I selected Uprising Breads Bakery, CocoaNymph Chocolates & Confections, and Woodland Smokehouse & Commissary. The public can vote now on which business they would like to support through the Good Money Mob, meaning the business will get the support of Vancity and a “cash mob” from customers.

For the next few days, I’ll be featuring each of the participants and offering up a treat for my readers. With a chocolate croissant teasing me from the corner of my desk, the spotlight is on Uprising Breads Bakery today.

Uprising Breads Bakery

About Uprising Breads

Location #1: Venables at Commercial (1697 Venables, Vancouver)
Open every day at 7:00am, closing at 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 6:00pm on the weekends.

Location #2:Broadway at Balaclava (3066 West Broadway, Vancouver)
Open Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Through their two bakery cafes, Uprising Breads serves two Vancouver neighbourhoods and also wholesales its products to markets (including IGA and Whole Foods) throughout the Lower Mainland.

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I stopped by this morning to pick up a selection of muffins, scones and croissants, which are all baked on-premises each day. I also grabbed some of their granola (with pineapple and pumpkin seed). After doing a few laps I finally noticed the bread wall. Finnish Loaf, Irish Soda Bread, 100% Whole Wheat, Gluten-Free, Flax, Sourdough Light Rye, Raisin Bread, and much more.

The deli case contained salads, wraps, and sandwiches and the Salt Spring Coffee was flowing as a steady stream of customers in need of their morning pick-me-up came through the doors of the bakery on Venables. I even ran into a colleague who was sitting in the window with a coffee.

Their treats are honey or molasses sweetened, the breads contain natural ingredients (and nutritional info is available online), and they’ve been in business for over three decades.


I have a $50 gift card available for Uprising Breads Bakery to give away today so that one lucky reader can experience their cafes and tasty treats. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite bakery item (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win $50 for @UprisingBreads from @Vancity & @Miss604 #GoodMoneyMob

Follow Uprising Breads Bakery on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about them. I will draw one winner at random from all entries tomorrow morning at 9:00am, before the next Good Money Mob business spotlight and giveaway — and be sure to VOTE!

Update The winner is Leah!

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  1. ShirleyMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 12:24pm PDT

    I love croissants.

  2. Cindy SmithMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 12:28pm PDT


  3. SaraMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 12:31pm PDT

    Favourite bakery item? Even tie between chocolate croissants and macarons!

  4. KirstenMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 12:42pm PDT

    The sourdough light rye is so good that my roommates and I call it crack bread! I won’t eat any other bread!

  5. JanMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 1:07pm PDT

    fruit flan

  6. VC NguyenMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 1:32pm PDT

    Any kind of doughnut!

  7. Donna LMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 1:59pm PDT

    I like date bars and lemon squares!

  8. BrendaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:05pm PDT

    French baguette

  9. CliffMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:06pm PDT

    Chocolate croissant

  10. belindaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    I had the biggest cinnimon bun at Uprising when it opened in kits last fall. It was delicious.

  11. GregMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

    I have a serious weekness for cinnamon buns…

  12. lizMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:37pm PDT

    I love the croissants and the jamaican patties mild and chicken are absolutely deelish!

  13. Michael KwanMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    Super fresh sourdough. Mmm….

  14. KristaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT


  15. Nabila HarjeeMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 2:59pm PDT

    I love love LOVE donuts and of course warm cinamon buns!

  16. LesleyMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

    Serious weakness for cheese buns. Cuz they’re cheesy.

  17. BonnieMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    I like a tasty tiramisu.

  18. Stephanie SMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

    My fave bakery items is fresh rye bread – but also choc croissants.

  19. AmandaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

    cinnamon buns!!!!!!!!

  20. RobynMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 3:46pm PDT

    Chocolate spelt muffins!

  21. JeannelleMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 3:54pm PDT

    pain au chocolat!

  22. NicolasMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:04pm PDT


  23. fionaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:05pm PDT

    chocolate croissants

  24. HeatherMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:05pm PDT

    Laura’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Chocolate, coconut and cinnamon – mmmmm!

  25. AndreMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:23pm PDT

    You can judge bakeries by their croissants!

  26. ShelleyMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:29pm PDT

    Raspberry Pie

  27. MariekeMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:32pm PDT

    Croissants! Heaven. Yet to find some apricot jam filled croissants in Vancouver – if anyone has any leads, please let me know!

  28. RamonaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 4:59pm PDT

    Raisin bread!

  29. brandonMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 5:00pm PDT

    I love Cinnamon buns

  30. MichaelMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 5:00pm PDT

    chocolate croissants

  31. Elizabeth BMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 5:06pm PDT

    Honey Crullers

  32. lindawwwwMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 5:07pm PDT

    that’s easy – chocolate croissants!

  33. AndrewMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 6:05pm PDT

    Cheese sticks!

  34. LeahMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 6:05pm PDT

    Lemon meringue pie!

  35. LinMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 6:07pm PDT

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies.

  36. janice montroyMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 6:11pm PDT

    Chocolate croissant

  37. tazimMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 6:47pm PDT

    Their light rye bread is really good

  38. lucMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 7:05pm PDT

    Fruit flans

  39. LorMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 7:07pm PDT

    Just one?? Okay – cinnamon rolls

  40. LindaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 7:16pm PDT

    I love their breads. Irish soda is a favourite.

  41. GigiMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:16pm PDT


  42. JBMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:23pm PDT

    cinnamon buns! 😀

  43. JeremyMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:25pm PDT


  44. JanetMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:27pm PDT

    My favourite item is a blueberry muffin!

  45. KevinMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:28pm PDT

    I love apple pies!

  46. EstherMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:37pm PDT

    freshly baked croissants!

  47. mitziMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 8:40pm PDT

    any giant chocolate cookie

  48. AnneMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 9:06pm PDT

    Olive or Walnut bread.

  49. JeffMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT


  50. GlendaMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 10:12pm PDT

    chocolate croissant!

  51. DianeMonday, September 24th, 2012 — 11:22pm PDT

    Anything that’s too much effort to make at home, or too much of a guilty pleasure like a croissant.

  52. TracyTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 12:11am PDT

    Olive bread or baguettes.

  53. JaneTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 1:48am PDT

    fruit/nut danish

  54. Matthew STuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 3:03am PDT

    Raisin bread!

  55. Andy C.Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 4:23am PDT

    A good quality rye bread is difficult to find but makes for an awesome sandwich

  56. StuartTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 7:42am PDT

    A gooey cinnamon roll with raisins.

  57. Marilyne STuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 8:57am PDT

    I love croissants.

  58. AliciaTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 9:00am PDT

    I accidentally stumbled across them one day, they are so cute! I enjoy rye bread 🙂

  59. Doug GrantTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 9:03am PDT

    A croissant is pretty hard to beat.

  60. HarjitTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 9:03am PDT

    Love scones!!!

  61. taniaTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 11:23am PDT

    chocolate croissants

  62. rinoTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 11:24am PDT

    French baguette

  63. WallyTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 12:09pm PDT

    Sourdough bread – or any kind of bread.

  64. katie borrettTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 5:47pm PDT

    challah bread to make weekend french toast with:)

  65. KatieTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 7:06pm PDT

    Any type of bread

  66. Ray MaddlyTuesday, September 25th, 2012 — 11:48pm PDT

    A quality almond croissant.

  67. MagWednesday, September 26th, 2012 — 11:13am PDT

    Apple pies!

  68. MarianneThursday, September 27th, 2012 — 12:00am PDT

    Le Croissant!

  69. SamanthaThursday, September 27th, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT


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