Restaurant: Erick Schat’s Bakery
Location: 763 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514. :(760) 873-7156
Date: March 25, 2016
Cuisine: Dutch Bakery
Rating: Great sandwiches and dessert
Passing through Bishop countless times I’ve often observed the crowd forming around Schat’s Bakery and wondered what it’s all about, so I decided to see.
The place is ancient for California, founded in 1938 by Dutch immigrants. Imagine what Bishop was like in 1938? It’s hardly a metropolis now!
Schat’s has too sides, both packed, the sandwich/bread/savory side and the sweet side. We stopped off first to get some lunch and had to wait 20 or so minutes.
Besides all the classic sandwiches and house-baked bread they feature jams, beef jerky, and all sorts of accompaniments.
Pastrami sandwich on rie. How could I resist? I did sub in aged Gouda cheese for swiss. I hate swiss cheese. This was a great pastrami. Tender and juicy and the bread was nice.
Classic tuna. As American as it gets, and they do it well.
There is a LOT of bread at Schats, many types too.
Over on the sweet side are all sorts of Northern European influenced goodies — plus some clogs, Delft, and other Dutch kitsch.
Bearclaw danish ring with almond paste. Woah! That looks good. I had a mini version and it was pretty old school and delicious.
Candies and more.
And even things like this marzipan and buttercream mouse on cheese!
Schat’s is certainly a fun (and popular) stop over. It was mobbed on both sides, which the pictures don’t totally represent because I was trying to keep the people out of the frame. We left both satisfied and with a sugar high!