It’s kind of like a CSA but with baked goods. Every Monday between 1 and 4pm, Seidel delivers a box of scratch, small batch sweets and savories. A typical lot feeds two people and includes sandwich bread, some sort of baked good, cookies or brownies, Seidel’s "super delicious" fruit-and-nut granola, and a "baker’s surprise." That could be anything from apple crostata to multigrain pancake mix to Middle Eastern semolina cake.
"Items are seasonally inspired by flavors and traditions from all over the world," he explains.
Seidel is still at Tilikum but aspires to take Troubadour full time and one day open a storefront. He’s also doing custom cakes and dabbling in the wholesale racket. The Cheese Cellar in Fisher Plaza carries his spiced nuts and biscotti (pine nut and thyme—yum), and he has his eye on other gourmet shops. Soon he’ll offer a four-pack granola delivery service ("it’s been overwhelmingly popular"), snack boxes, and a custom set for Rosh Hashanah. Clearly, this guy is one to watch.
Deliveries are available via four- or eight-week subscriptions, priced at $120 and $240 respectively. One-offs are $40. Check out troubadorbaker.com for further ordering info, or the Facebook page for a taste of Seidel’s handiwork.