Gering Bakery

Review by: Michael Stern

Thank goodness for eagle-eyed Jane. As we drove through the town of Gering, I gazed with admiration on the handsome old sign of Gering Bakery. Jane looked below that at a small, plain sign posted in the window advertising cabbage burgers. Being that this is Nebraska, home of the Runza and the Bierock – bread pockets stuffed with ground beef, cabbage, and spice – we pulled over to check it out.

Sure enough, a cabbage burger is a non-corporate Runza (that latter name has been trademarked by a chain operation out of Lincoln), and a delicious one at that. Available in bulk or one at a time, heated up by the kind lady behind the counter, they are fully enclosed pillows of tender bread inside of which is a heap of juicy beef and peppery bits of cabbage and onion. Delicious; real comfort food.

Our hearts won over by the cabbage burger, we had to sample some of the good-looking sweet pastries on the bakery shelves. We very much liked the crisp-edged old-fashioned cake donuts and fell instantly in love with something called a peanut butter pretzel. That’s a twisted piece of pastry dough generously frosted with sweet peanut butter icing.

Most business is take-out, but Gering Bakery offers a few window tables as well as help-yourself coffee and a cooler full of soda for those who want to dine here.

What To Eat

Cabbage Burger

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Peanut Butter Pretzel

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Gering Bakery Recipes

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