Hand forged artisan bread

We are open for both online pre-order pick-up and same-day walk-in sales, Wednesday-Friday, 7am-5pm; Sat/Sun: 7am-3pm. We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer. 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 an online order. Our team is vaxxed. Masks are currently optional for staff and customers, but if you are unvaccinated we ask that you please wear a mask to protect yourself, our staff, and other customers. If you are sick or if you are concerned about entering the store, we offer contactless pick-up and online ordering. 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:  Food & Wine magazine featured Hewn as one of the Best Bakeries in America and in the article The Best Bread in Every State. Hewn was listed among the Best Bread Bakeries at the Food Network, and as one of the Best Bakeries in Chicago by Thrillist. 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.”  Click here to watch  Steve Dolinsky’s recent segment on the bakery on NBC5 Chicago.

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.

Protocols and Procedures:

We offer both same-day/walk-up sales and online pre-order contactless pick-up outside of the store.  Our retail store is open Wednesday 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.

We are not accepting Wildcard discounts at this time. Also, we have discontinued our 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 3/30/22:

  • Our staff is vaccinated.  Masks are optional.
  • We are using contactless payment for all transactions and we no longer accept cash.
  • Our benches are now available inside the store for customers to sit while waiting for their coffee.

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.

Helping Ukraine:

Please consider supporting Good Bread From Good People bakery in Ukraine.  To learn more, click here.


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

Evanston Red

Pan Loaves


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Garlic Parmesan



Pan Loaves

Hewn Potato Rosemary Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Evanston Red

Potato Rosemary

Walnut Ricotta

Pan Loaves

Hewn Picholine Olive Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Caramelized Onion Rye

Turkey Red

Sprouted Buckwheat

Picholine Olive

Pan Loaves



Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Polenta Pumpkin Seed

Midwest Blend

Holmenkollen Rye

Pan Loaves


Hewn Cranberry Walnut Bread


Country, Blonde Country

Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Seeded

Cranberry Walnut

Evanston Red

Rye with Oats

Pan Loaves

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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