There are too many ways to mention on how to spend 48 hours in the South Okanagan. But the national Food Network suggests a visit to a popular Osoyoos bakery is a good way to get the weekend started.

“No matter the time of day, there is always something spectacular to sip, see or snack on throughout the Okanagan Valley,” writes Calgary-based food and travel writer Gwendolyn Richards in a late-July feature posted on the foodnetwork.ca website.

“With several hundred wineries scattered among the green slopes that wind along a string of lakes, along with an array of boutique restaurants and hidden gem snack spots, it’s hard to narrow down the options.

“A solid plan, featuring some must-see spots, will help.”

The first of those must-see spots, according to the author, is the Lake Village Bakery, located in the Cottonwood Plaza in east Osoyoos.

“In Osoyoos, carb load with some of the fine baked goods from The Lake Village Bakery,” she encourages. “Here, sourdough serves as the base for most of their offerings, including sticky cinnamon buns and croissants. Grab a coffee and a pastry, but also some focaccia or French baguettes for afternoon snacking.”

Morning travel then takes the reader to Penticton (and its weekend market) and Naramata and Okanagan Falls  before returning to Osoyoos for stops at two local wineries — Moon Cursor and Nk’Mip Cellars.

How do owners Meagan Bibby and Ian Young and their staff feel about the Food Network’s recommendation? They couldn’t agree more.

“We wholeheartedly agree that the best start to any day is with a good cup of Lone Tree coffee paired with our sourdough bread and pastries,” the bakery suggests. “Come get your fresh baked croissants, cinnamon buns, and sourdough loaves Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.”

To get a peek at the bakery’s menu, visit lakevillagebakery.ca. You’ll also find the popular bakery on Facebook.

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