New Bacon Bakery Could be Headed to Harlem, Report Says
By Nicole Bode
DNAinfo Senior Editor
MANHATTAN — Everything tastes better with bacon, and now one Harlem businessman is reportedly planning to prove it by opening up a bakery devoted to the savory breakfast food.
Wesley Klein, a manager of an electronics business, told the Village Voice he's hatched an idea to open up a bakery called "Baconery" that laces pastries like cookies and cakes with the crispy pork product.
"My passions are breakfast and dessert. I asked myself, Why do I love breakfast? It's the bacon," Klein told the Village Voice's Fork in the Road. "Everywhere I go, it's always bacon. So I realized, why not put the two together?"
"Bacon + Bakery = Baconery," he wrote on his Twitter page.
Klein is reportedly considering opening shop at a location in Harlem — his home neighborhood — or in Brooklyn. He still needs a professional baker, but he's been whipping up concoctions at home for some menu ideas, he reportedly said.
So far, he's dreamed up bacon banana bread, bacon chocolate chip cookies, bacon peanut butter cookies, salted caramel bacon brownies and bacon pancake donuts with maple butter cream.
"I want people to walk into the shop and be blown away." Klein told the Voice.
Klein reportedly plans to get his ingredients from local farms, and wants to be eco-friendly by ending the practice of printing out paper receipts.
The store could open by 2012.