Bakers Against Racism roared to life in 2020, building a network of sourdough masters and cookie gurus across the nation (and beyond) to raise funds and fight racism. Next week, a collection of top-notch Seattle bakeries will apply that lens to a citywide bake sale to help fund abortion access.
The sale runs August 4–7; right now more than 14 local businesses plan to participate, from croissant legend Cafe Besalu to legit newcomers like Saint Bread, Ben’s Bread, and the not-technically-new-but-totally-revamped Volunteer Park Cafe.
Things kick off Thursday, August 4 at 4pm at the Pastry Project. The Pioneer Square kitchen will host some participants who don’t have a brick-and-mortar location. Beyond that, each organization will prepare a special menu item for the sale, or choose something already on the menu and designate its proceeds to benefit organizations like the Brigid Alliance and the Dr. Tiller Patient Assistance Fund.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, many of these organizations have been hitting their ovens hard to raise funds to help women in affected states navigate this wrenching new landscape; if you missed the Plan C bake sale earlier this summer, consider this a flour-dusted do-over.
Below is a current list of participating businesses (every bake sale roster should include a book store and a wine bar). Check their various social media for specifics on what they’re doing.