Over the years, we have been privileged with a loyal fan base and are, in turn, grateful to have received acclaim of all kinds. From the customer emails to critical praise from local publications, each accolade fills us with a great deal of pride in the work we do and fills us with the inspiration to grow into the future.

Recently our English Muffins were featured on Only in Ohio, and the Sliders, exclusive to Findlay Market were featured on Cincinnati Magazine and we're thrilled by the continued attention as we grow into our Findlay Market community.

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Our Awards 



Cincinnati City Beat

Best of Cincy Awards
Best Overall Bakery 2015-2020, 2024
Runner Up 2021, 2022
Best Farmers’ Market Food Stall 2015 - 2024
Runner Up Findlay Market Vendor 
2nd-Best Neighborhood Bakery (OTR)


Media Mentions

Cincinnati Magazine

February 2019

“Three of the Best Local Bakeries in Town”
Great Bakeries Issue

Cincinnati Enquirer

December 2018

“Polly Campbell: The best things I ate in 2018”
“Omegatron from Blue Oven is the best bread ever. I'm not even kidding.”

Cincinnati Magazine

November 2017

“Best of the City: Food”
“Attention wheat-avoiders: Blue Oven Bakery’s spelt bread is an excellent locally-made option for Cincinnatians with gluten sensitivities.”

Edible Manhattan

October 2017

“Wake up early and head to Findlay Market for breakfast. […] Blue Oven Bakery has an English Muffin that cannot be missed…”

Cincinnati Enquirer

March 2017

“How a village in Italy added its flavor to Cincinnati”

Movers & Makers

December 2016

“The slow food movement’s rising stars”

Serious Eats

February 2016

“… if you’re smart, you’ll stop by the booth for a family-owned bakery called Blue Oven and bite into the best English muffin you’ve ever tasted…”

Cincinnati Magazine

September 2015

“Try This: Blue Oven Bakery’s Coconut Croissant” 

Edible Ohio Valley

Summer 2015

“As Edible Ohio Valley celebrates its five-year anniversary with this issue–an … We support the growth in the bakery industry locally, brands like Blue Oven, …”

Cincinnati CityBeat

September 2014

“Event: Farm to Fork: A Celebration of Women Farmers”

Edible Ohio Valley

March 2014

“Dad is Rhinegeist’s holiday ale, while Turkey Blue is a farmhouse ale made in collaboration with Blue Oven Bakery and released just before …”

Edible Ohio Valley

Winter 2012

“The hearty wood fired loaves from the blue oven can take the place of meat on any table in the Ohio Valley. There’s an old saying about bread: “The staff of life …”

Edible Ohio Valley

February 2011

“Edible Ohio Valley, a publication centered on local food, has selected the winners of … Food Artisan: Blue Oven Bakery in Williamsburg, Ohio.”