Gering Bakery

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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
Gering Bakery, Cabbage Burger
Cabbage Burger
Must-Try
Gering Bakery's cabbage burger is a unique Nebraska pocket meal also known as a bierock or runzie
Gering Bakery, Peanut Butter Pretzel
Peanut Butter Pretzel
If you like peanut butter and have a serious sweet tooth, the frosting on Gering Bakery's peanut butter pretzel will send you into orbit.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday5:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday5:30 am - 1 pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 762 MILES | 12 hr 9 min

When Russians of German ancestry settled the Nebraska Midlands over a century ago, they brought with them recipes for a unique meat pie. A bun of soft bread dough is baked with a stuffing of ground beef and cabbage, as well as enough spice to give it pizzazz, but not so much that it is…

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Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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