810 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL, 60202




Monday Closed*

**Shortened hours beginning Tuesday, March 17th:

Tuesday – Friday 7:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm

Please note that Hewn will close early if we sell out of breads and pastries.

Where to Park?  Parking on Dempster Street is metered.  Make sure you pay at the pay boxes on the street, otherwise you could be ticketed.  Free street parking is also available on Elmwood south of Dempster.

Employment Opportunities

We are fully staffed at this time.

Hewn on the Move

Hewn will be moving our entire operation to a larger facility at 1729-1733 Central St. in Evanston in the Spring of 2020. This site in conveniently located just east of Green Bay Road, near the Metra Station.  Stay tuned for more details!
The History of our Space

Our store reflects our mission and product

You never know what you will find if you spend a day at your local archive. After doing some research at the Evanston History Center, we discovered that Evanston’s original high school was built on our site in 1882. The high school was torn down in 1927 and the existing building was built the following year. The brick alley to the east of our store still traces the original footprint of the high school and helps explain why it takes a sharp turn half way down.

Further research revealed that a long-term tenant at 832 Dempster was actually a family run neighborhood market called “Bernsten Bros.” Another tenant at 818 Dempster was Wood’s Bakeries, that had four locations in Evanston. Quaker Brothers eventually bought Wood’s and the bakeries were closed. Evanston was filled with several neighborhood bakeries from the early 1900’s until about the 1960’s when they started disappearing. Hewn is a return back to that time when small, family run bakeries and groceries reflected the heart of the community.

Contact us


Hewn is proud to be a part of the Evanston community.  Since we opened in 2013 we have supported several non-profits in the area.  If you’re looking for a donation for your charitable event, please download our 2018 donation form, fill it out and email it back to



Customers can reserve bread and/or pastry items by calling ahead at 847-869-HEWN(4396). We cannot accept reservations left on our answering machine. All reserved bread must be picked up by 12 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wholesale inquiries

Please email for more information about wholesale partnerships.


We’re currently hiring for our Front Staff.

General Inquiries

Just want to say hi? Please email with all general inquiries.