2021 Community Spotlight

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Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Like many in the Oshkosh community, I was affected by the pandemic. It’s the reason why my finance and I moved to Oshkosh in the first place. I know that others affected by the pandemic have not been as lucky, and I’m proud to help out however I can. This month,...

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

 On a cold Saturday night in February, I ventured out to get some takeout from one of my favorite dine in restaurants in Appleton. Now, the aesthetics of a trip to Basil Café is definitely one of my favorite parts. It is like an international night out without even...

Restaurant Reviews

Extremely Good Flavors at The Shop Bar and Grille

Extremely Good Flavors at The Shop Bar and Grille

Half Restaurant, Fully Delicious“Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails (or Johnny Cash, if you prefer) runs through my head as I sit down to write this blog post. The line “I hurt myself today” sticks out in particular. Because, I did in fact, hurt myself when I realized how long...

WeatherVane, What’s Not to Like?

WeatherVane, What’s Not to Like?

WeatherVane, what’s not to like? The Fox Cities really has a variety of places you can get delicious brunch. Recently I went to Weathervane in downtown Menasha. Growing up in Menasha, I never really took the time to explore my city until a few years ago. I honestly...

Community

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Like many in the Oshkosh community, I was affected by the pandemic. It’s the reason why my finance and I moved to Oshkosh in the first place. I know that others affected by the pandemic have not been as lucky, and I’m proud to help out however I can. This month,...

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

 On a cold Saturday night in February, I ventured out to get some takeout from one of my favorite dine in restaurants in Appleton. Now, the aesthetics of a trip to Basil Café is definitely one of my favorite parts. It is like an international night out without even...

Shopping Local

Sweets Treats at Carmel Crisp

Sweets Treats at Carmel Crisp

If you’re looking for a place to order coffee, cookies, and other sweet treats, you need to visit Caramel Crisp Corner in downtown Oshkosh. I ordered from them during Downtown Oshkosh’s Lunch Bucks event March 29th-April 2nd.  About Caramel Crisp It’s hard to picture...

Nosh Fox Valley’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Nosh Fox Valley’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Nosh Fox Valley's Holiday Gift Guide 2020 The best part of running Nosh Fox Valley is the connections with the restaurants and local businesses in our community while enjoying the creativity and passion they have for the services and products they have created for our...

Oshkosh Food Co-Op Render

Since relocating to Oshkosh, my fiance and I have done a good job of finding our new go-to’s for things like groceries, pizza, burgers, etc. However, we had yet to find a good bakery in town. That is until we stumbled upon Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh. I knew about Thunderbird Bakery from visiting the Oshkosh Farmers Market in the summer, but I had yet to purchase anything from them until my recent order. While they’re known for their infamous sourdough bread, I wanted to try some other items on their menu. Check out my recent order from Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh. 

About Thunderbird Bakery

Thunderbird Bakery is a wholesale bakery that focuses on sourdough bread and handmade pastries. It started in 2018 at the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market with co-owners Trent Wester and Lizz Redmann; you might recognize Lizz from the Oshkosh Food-Op. They previously operated out of their home with a single wood-fire oven, and now have their own kitchen space south of town. While there isn’t a retail storefront currently for Thunderbird Bakery, you can still place orders online or shop for their items at other local businesses. They also provide items from other local businesses like seasonal produce or food-related gifts. 

Cinnamon rolls from Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

Cinnamon Rolls

I’m a sucker for a good cinnamon roll. Thunderbird uses the same sourdough from their breads to make these scrumptious cinnamon rolls. I bought these cinnamon rolls as a special treat for New Year’s Day for me and my fiance. The cinnamon rolls were flaky and had just the right amount of cinnamon. They were a little tricky to eat with only a fork, so I’d recommend having a knife to make cutting it up easier. I also wish there was a little more icing, but otherwise Thunderbird makes a solid cinnamon roll. 

Roasting Veggies

I didn’t realize they also offer different seasonal options from local farmers. I purchased a roasting mix of root vegetables from Olden Organics in Ripon. It included squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, radishes, beets, carrots and rosemary in the mix. The label provided heating instructions to roast at 400 degrees, but it didn’t say for how long. I ended up roasting for 30 minutes with some olive oil and salt and pepper, until the sweet potatoes were soft enough when I pierced them with a fork. Most of the veggies that were included I’m not sure I would have bought by themselves, but I would eat this roasted mix again. 

Roasting Veggies from Olden Organics at Thunderbird Bakery
Hot Chocolate Bomb from TJ's Harbor Restaurant at Thunderbird Bakery

Hot Chocolate Bombs

I couldn’t resist purchasing a hot chocolate bomb while placing my order. It looked so cute! These “Grinch” hot chocolate bombs* were made by TJ’s Harbor Restaurant in Oshkosh. I’ve never been good at heating milk for hot chocolate, but I used this tutorial for heating milk in the microwave for the hot chocolate bomb and it worked well. It was a tasty cup of hot chocolate when I made it, and I would order a hot chocolate bomb from TJ’s/Thunderbird once they become available again.

 

Thunderbird Bakery is planning to open their own storefront one day, but in the meantime, there are several options to purchase items. You can shop or enjoy their items at the following locations like Wagner Market or Town Council Kitchen. They can also take orders online for either pickup or deliver. If you opt for delivery, orders must be over $20 minimum; local delivery is only available for the zip codes 54901, 54902, and 54904. For orders placed for pickup, they allow for pickups on Thursdays or Saturdays (see hours below) and there’s no minimum amount. 

 

If you’re looking for a new bakery in Oshkosh, you should check out Thunderbird Bakery. It’s safe to say we found a new favorite bakery to order cinnamon rolls from in the future. Next time I order from them, I’ll plan to order the sourdough bread when me and my fiancé make grilled cheese sandwiches or need quality sandwich bread for our lunches. I can’t wait to see how they grow in the coming years.

 

Contact Thunderbird Bakery

Kitchen Address (not a storefront):

1335 Planeview Drive Ste. 6

Oshkosh, WI 54904

 

Kitchen pickup hours:

Thursdays: 3-6pm

Saturdays: 8am-12pm

 

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