When Ruchita Patel, the new owner of the longtime Borrelli’s Bakery in Johnston, hears the familiar jingle on the bakery’s front door bell, her whole countenance lights up. She knows that another loyal customer has entered this baked goods “nirvana” on Plainfield Pike and she is quick to greet them with a genuine smile and a grateful welcome. Patel knows that these customers have come to the bakery, as they have been doing for decades, to breathe in the tantalizing aroma of home-baked goodies straight out of the oven and to satisfy their cravings for some of huge array of fresh baked goods that are served at this local fan-favorite every day.
With display cases full of flaky pastries, decadent desserts, chewy cookies, moist cupcakes, golden brown calzones and oven-fresh muffins, there is always plenty for sweet and savory-toothed customers to choose from here at Borrelli’s Bakery. The ovens are busy here from dawn to dusk at Borrelli’s, but now Patel, who has loved baking her entire life, is adding her own special touches to the whole bakery. When Patel took over the bakery five months ago, she knew that she had to preserve and honor the reputation of this longstanding bakery while at the same time, giving it a new infusion of life.
With the help of her talented team of bakers, she has tweaked some of the popular stand-bys, such as the pizzas, and has perfected some of the other traditional favorites – all while maintaining the classic recipes that have given this once-family owned business its longevity and staying power . … there are some things that are perfect just the way they are (like most anything made with butter, sugar, flour and lots of love!)
Some of the many baked goods sold here at Borrelli’s Bakery include:
•Cannolis & Eclairs ~ better than ever
•Cupcakes ~ with rich, creamy frostings
•Cookies of all kinds, from chocolate chip to oatmeal to peanut butter
•Calzones of all kinds from Eggplant to Chicken Parm to Meatball
•Lemon squares, brownies & Rice Crispy treats to satisfy your sweet tooth
•Pizzas & Pizza strips, perfect for those “on-the-go”
•Muffins of all kinds & cinnamon rolls
There are also shelves of freshly baked breads, ideal for sandwiches or to complement any meal, any time of day. As the holidays approach, or if you are in need of a special occasion cake, don’t forget to put your order in for a pie or a custom-made cake (your guests will think you made them yourself!)
Borrelli’s Bakery, now under the ownership of baking-enthusiast Ruchita Patel, is located on 1551 Plainfield Pike, right where it has been since 1948. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm, and on Sunday from 7:00am until 4:00pm (summer hours). To place a special order or for more information, call the bakery at 401-946-0001. Stop in and meet Ruchita today ~ and go ahead, buy a sweet indulgence while you are there ~ you deserve it!