Who we are

Breadshare is a non-profit-distributing social enterprise based in Portobello, Edinburgh. Our mission is to serve and involve the community by making excellent, nutritious bread using organic ingredients and distinctive local products, helping to create a more sustainable and health-enhancing food system.

We aim to make real bread more accessible and to tell people about why this type of bread is better. That’s why you will see us at local markets and making bread in our bakery with lots of different groups of people.

Our bread is simply made with natural ingredients. It does not use any processing aids, artificial additives, flour ‘improvers’, preservatives or artificial anything! All we need is flour, water, yeast and salt. We add only natural things like seeds, nuts, cheese, dried fruit, olives and olive oil and butter. The salt content of our breads is less than 1% and we use stone ground wholemeal flour. Our signature Border Country breads also contain a proportion of locally-grown and milled Scottish flour. And, by using organic ingredients, our bread is higher in nutritional value and lower in potentially harmful petrochemical residues.

Breadshare bakery was established in the Scottish Borders and commenced baking in January 2012 with a team of three people in the bakery. We moved our bakery operations to Edinburgh in 2015 where we now have a cafe and bakery in Portobello and a shop in Leith. As a social enterprise, Breadshare is committed to increasing the accessibility of better bread to the community and supporting local food systems.

Breadshare is a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Scotland.