Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Heritage Bakery 40 years of Baking

 New Owners - Celebrating Fat Tuesday Busiest Day of the Year

LIVONIA — Steeped in 40 years of tradition but with the eye on the future, Heritage Bakery, located at 37458 Five Mile Road, has been a popular go to location for baked goods.  Best known for their doughnuts, warm pretzels (baked throughout the day) and pasties, Owner, John Goci continues to expand and reinvent favorites while embracing the traditional.  Yesterday was Fat Tuesday and one of the busiest days of the year for the neighborhood bakery.  This year, they offered a variety of flavors along with the traditional paczki at $3.  This 

season the flavors included Chocolate, Custard, Bavarian Cream, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Apple, Lemon, Cream Cheese, Apricot and Prune.  Deluxe Paczkis were also being offered.  They are sandwich shaped and hand piped with more filling - cost $4.00.  The Bakery offered daily orders making available whatever customers wanted for the following day. 

Speaking with Mr. Goci Wednesday afternoon he said, “Yesterday was the busiest day we’ve had since taking over the bakery.  The lines started at 4:00 in the morning and didn’t stop.  Even at closing time we were receiving more orders, making paczki after bakery hours”.  He continued, “This morning the calls are still coming in so we are baking to keep up, already selling out twice and it’s only 1:00 pm.  

Because of the demand we are going to offer paczki every Friday.”

Mr. Goci is proud of how they maintain the quality of their baked goods “Everything is still made by hand the old-fashioned way,” “It’s labor intensive.” “Many of our customers have been coming to the bakery since it opened in 1983”, then owned by Vic and Lidija 

Vangelov.  They still maintain a relationship with Mr. Goci and 

sometimes come by to help out.  The Bakery also sells bread, 

cookies and cannolis.  Plans to introduce gluten free is on the list of just some of the changes that Mr. Goci has planned.

The bakery’s hours are Tues through Friday 6 am to 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 3 pm, Closed on Mondays.  The website is under construction.