ST. JOSEPH - A new bakery has opened in St. Joseph.

Artisan Naan Bakery specializes in breads and pies and is located at 27 West Minnesota Street inside the Minnesota Street Market.

Tahir Sandhu and Gwen Williams operate the bakery. Sandhu says he was inspired to open a store after selling breads at local farmers markets.

The bakery specializes in making naan bread. Naan is a type of leavened bread that's popular in West, Central and South Asia. Sandhu says the bakery is emphasizing the use of local ingredients to make their bread. Williams says she worked with Sandhu to come up with over 24 unique naan recipes.

The bakery is able to make naan fresh for customers in around 10 minutes using a high-tech oven. Williams says they plan to have a website operational soon where customers can order their bread and come pick it up whenever it's convenient.

Artisan Naan Bakery plans to be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day except Tuesday. The Bakery will have a grand opening celebration on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

For more, visit their Facebook Page.


Tahi Sandu and Gwen Williams (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)