history

 Brick Gables and Zig's Bakery & Cafe opened 2014

Brick Gables and Zig's Bakery & Cafe opened 2014

Zig's Bakery strives to provide a variety of delicious food using fresh, local ingredients.  Most importantly, almost everything we offer starts from scratch in our kitchen.  Some of our recipes (dinner rolls and Moravian Sugarcake, for starters) are more than 50 years old, having been passed down from our parent bakeshop, Minnich's Farm Bakery. What makes Zig's so special? The best way of explaining our uniqueness is to tell our story.


Zig’s has become a six-days-a-week bakery, cafe, and hangout. How did this happen!? The past three years of working on and designing our new location at Brick Gables has been tremendous. Knowing the energy that has been spent perfecting every last detail lets me appreciate how everything has come to fruition.
— Brandon Ziegler, owner

 Guests enjoying breakfast 

Guests enjoying breakfast 

Minnich's Farm Bakery opened in 1970 at a farm house on Green Acre Road in Lititz. It was sold once in 1988 prior to our purchase of the bakery in July 2006 -- that's when owner Brandon Ziegler put his business degree and culinary skills into practice and started growing the business.  After a year of ownership, Brandon changed the name to Zig's Bakery and Deli.

When conditions at the old farm house became a concern over time, Brandon began the search for a new location.  In 2014 he partnered with his parents, owners of Country Home Catering, to renovate a barn on Newport Road -- and Brick Gables was born in April 2015, along with a new location for Zig's -- a dream come true for the Ziegler Family. (An added bonus: being able to take an historic but decaying Lititz property, and give it life again.) 

Zig's Bakery & Cafe now features a cozy seating area where you're welcome to enjoy our soup, sandwiches, salads, specialty drinks... and of course, desserts.  And if you're just swinging by, we have an abundant selection of deli items and baked goods for you to take on your way.  We look forward to serving you!