The overpowering smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that waft around Billy’s Bakery on any given afternoon can make any customer’s mouth water. What many don’t realize is that Billy’s started purely as a bread bakery — and their standards haven’t waned since opening.
One fan favorite is the sourdough bread, which tastes fantastic when used for grilled cheese. It can be purchased in round (boule) or long (batard) loaves. Billy’s slices any bread or baguette you need right in front of you too! The round loaf, sourdough, or pumpernickel are great options to be hollowed out for the weekend party’s artichoke dip or a chowder soup bowl.
Some other breads unique to Billy’s are the fruit and nut loaves, like cranberry or raisin walnut — perfect to toast with jam in the morning. A secret favorite that many customers don’t know is the Fougasse bread, Billy’s flat Ciabatta bread in a large rectangular shape, covered with grated Parmesan cheese and herbs. It’s great sliced up with oil or other kinds of bread dips. So great, in fact, that the samples never usually make it longer than 15 minutes! But make sure to call ahead and order this bread in advance, many times it's sold out, and its only made on the weekends! Billy’s is also well known for its challah bread. The sweet egg-based loaves are most popular for French toast, and the bakery uses it to make its own home-made bread pudding — in bumbleberry, chocolate or cinnamon flavors!
Speaking of desserts, Billy’s has now branched away from just bread and has desserts galore for your next party or barbeque. The bumbleberry pie is a crowd favorite, a lattice tart with a mixture of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cherry filling! Another perfect dessert to bring to the beach or a summer picnic is Billy’s Fruit Tart, a thin pie shell with custard filling and topped with fresh fruit in a multitude of beautiful designs. This is also in high demand, so try to order it a day or two beforehand in person or by phone. With a new cake decorator this summer, Billy’s proves it can make any elaborate cake with designs that you choose, as long as you order ahead! There can be fillings and frostings of your choice; Billy’s is flexible in making your birthday or other celebrations personally yours! They also have four different kinds of cookies, freshly made croissants, scones and muffins and an unlimited supply of cupcakes. But it doesn't stop there — Billy's also has a full deli counter with Boar's Head meat and a bagel counter with a wide variety of cream cheeses. The best part is that you won't have to wait in line like you would at the supermarket!
Billy's prides itself on quality freshness (they make their breads and pastries every day) which is why Fairfield just can’t get enough!
1885 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield, CT 06825