Hand forged artisan bread

Currently, we are open for both online pre-order pick-up and same-day walk-in sales. Our newly reduced hours for walk-in sales are Tuesday through Saturday, 7 am-3 pm. We are closed Mondays. Online orders require 2 days' notice. Scroll down for more information, or click the "Shop Now" button on the upper right hand side of your screen to place a online order. A mask is required for entry. Our team is vaxxed and wearing N95 masks. Please stay tuned for information regarding our return to regular hours. Want to join our team? Scroll down for more info on current job openings at Hewn.

Hewn in the News, Employment Opportunities and Covid-19 Protocols & Procedures

Hewn in the News:  Click here to listen to our recent interview on the WBBM Noon Business Hour.  Click here to read Midwest Living Magazine’s “Best of the Midwest.”  Food & Wine magazine mentioned Hewn as one of the Best Bakeries in America.  Hewn was listed among the Best Bread Bakeries at the Food Network, and as one of the Best Bakeries in Chicago by Thrillist.

Employment Opportunities:  We are hiring for several positions.  A cover letter, resume and professional experience are required to apply for all positions.  Click the link(s) to learn more, or visit our Culinary Agents page for the most updated information about our openings.  Please note that we are not hiring for seasonal/summer staff.

Pastry Chef (Full-Time hourly position with benefits)

Savory Chef (Full-Time, salaried position with benefits)

Protocols and Procedures:

Currently, we are offering both same-day/walk-up sales and online pre-order contactless pick-up outside of the store.  Our retail store is open Tuesday through Friday, 7 am-5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 7 am-3 pm. Follow the guidelines posted outside of the store to enter.  Online pre-orders can be picked up between 8 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.  If you would like to place a pre-order, visit our online store.  Once we receive your order, you will be invoiced through Square.  Online orders can be picked up at the east door of the bakery.  Walk-in customers should enter at the west door.

Online Pre-Orders must be placed two days ahead of time.  So, if you place your order Thursday, it will be ready for you on Saturday.  We are no longer accepting phone orders.

Special holiday items can be ordered through TOCK.

Please follow the posted instructions outside the store prior to entering.

We are not accepting Wildcard discounts at this time. Also, we are unable to punch frequent bread buyer cards until further notice.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through these challenging times.

Revised COVID Protocols as of 12/15/21:

  • Our staff is vaccinated and tested weekly.  However, due to the rising cases of the highly contagious Delta and Omicron variant in Illinois, all customers and staff are required to wear face masks at all times inside the bakery.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
  • All walk-in customers enter through the west door and exit through the middle door.
  • High-touch surfaces are disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • We are using contactless payment for all transactions and we are not accepting cash until further notice.
  • Please enjoy your food and drinks outside.

We continue to monitor federal and local guidelines related to the pandemic.  If you would like to learn more about our COVID-19 preparedness plan and prevention protocol, please reach out to Julie Matthei.

Note that our new location is 1733 Central Street. Our Dempster St. location is now closed.  

We wish you and your family good health.

Daily Specials

Our bread selection rotates daily and consists of our country loaf, blonde country loaf, whole wheat, whole wheat seeded and rotating specialty loaves. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that this schedule is subject to change pending ingredient availability and/or certain holidays or events.
Hewn Cheddar Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded


Spent Grain

Red Fife


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Garlic Parmesan



Hewn Potato Rosemary Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Red Fife

Potato Rosemary


Hewn Picholine Olive Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Caramelized Onion Rye

Turkey Red

Sprouted Buckwheat

*Picholine Olive currently unavailable



Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Polenta Pumpkin Seed

Midwest Blend

Holmenkollen Rye

Cinnamon Raisin

Hewn Cranberry Walnut Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Cranberry Walnut

Cinnamon Raisin

Red Fife


Our story

Hewn is an independent, woman-owned bakery

In a time of big box stores and large chains, Hewn is a return back to a smaller, family owned and operated bakery. We value our team of bakers, pastry chefs and front staff, and we love being part of the vibrant and diverse community of Evanston.

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