So good it needs to be shared.

need. now

Born local, need. the bread is made to order weekly by creator and hobby-baker Audrey Foy, who has crafted a signature sourdough so good it needs to be shared. It’s the super wholesome, incomparable taste of artisanal homemade bread packed full of good stuff that will add delight and satisfaction to your family’s mealtimes.

the bread.​

The signature seeded sourdough loaf is loaded with the healthy addition of eight different types of seeds which gives a heavier texture and nuttiness, without masking that distinctive sourdough flavour.

$12 per ~ 750g loaf (baked weight)
22 sandwich slices / 17 toast slices

Now available in Mini Loaf!
$7 per ~ 375g loaf (baked weight)

*may contain traces of tree nuts, soy, dairy, and egg

The perfect blend of rye flour, wheat flour, soy flour, malted barley and mixed grains is balanced with delicious sunflower seeds, flax seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and nigella seeds, forming a filling and tasty base to any meal.

Our sourdough takes 36 hours to bake.
We start by activating Ned the starter, feeding him with flour and water, before leaving Ned out on the bench to get nice and bubbly.
Once Ned’s ready, he’s then kneaded into the other ingredients where the mix is allowed to double in size before shaping into loaves. Over the next couple of hours, it’s over to re-laminating a few times, to increase gluten and texture, before placing the loaves into proofing baskets in the fridge overnight for their last slow rise. The loaves spend the night developing flavour, before finally loaves are tipped out, scored and baked.

9

flours & grains
rye
wheat
soy
malted barley
corn
triticale
mung bean
linseed
linola

8

seeds
sunflower

flax
pumpkin
poppy
white sesame
chia
nigella
black sesame

36

hours
from activating
Ned the starter
to removing
baked loaves
from the oven

try it with
the conserve.​

Made in Newtown from locally grown apricots, less than 50% sugar, vanilla beans and lemon juice, the apricot conserve is crafted in small, concentrated batches over 2-3 hours and makes a beautiful complement to the signature sourdough. Limited quantities available.

Currently also available in Plum, Luisa Plum, and Marmalade.
 
For every returned jar, you will receive $2 off your next order.
 
$12 per ~210g jar  
Refrigerate after opening.

the focaccia.​

Need more bread? 
Our sourdough focaccia, like our signature seeded loaf, takes 36 hours to make and develop its full flavour.
Made with Australian high protein baker’s flour, our pillowy focaccia slabs are baked with garlic infused extra virgin olive oil, homegrown rosemary, Murray River pink salt, and lashings of fresh pure cream.
Best enjoyed fresh and for maximum enjoyment, heat through in a hot oven for a few minutes just prior to eating. 
 

$6 per ~450g slab (baked weight)

*contains dairy
*may contain traces of tree nuts,  soy, and egg

the crackers.​

The signature seeded sourdough flavour that you know and love, but crunchy. 
Our crisp crackers are perfect for cheeseboards, with dips, on grazing platters, or simply delicious on their own.
Store in an airtight container.
 

$5 per ~100g (~ 20 crackers)
*may contain traces of tree nuts,  soy, dairy, and egg

the fruit loaf.​

Our spiced fruit sourdough loaf is the newest addition to our permanent menu and it’s already a firm breakfast (or any time of day) favourite in our house.
Made with a blend of wheat and rye flours, loads of mixed dried fruit and peel, and the perfect amount of spice. Each loaf is proofed for a minimum 36 hours, for maximum flavour and just the right texture. 

$12 per ~750g loaf (baked weight)

Now available in Mini Loaf!
$7 per ~375g loaf (baked weight)

*may contain traces of tree nuts, soy, dairy, and egg

the seeded multigrain.​

The younger sibling to our signature seeded loaf, the seeded multigrain loaf is lighter in texture with a white base, but still loaded with all of the goodness of our signature seed and grain mix. 

$12 per ~ 750g loaf (baked weight)
22 sandwich slices / 17 toast slices

Now available in Mini Loaf!
$7 per ~ 375g loaf (baked weight)

*may contain traces of tree nuts, soy, dairy, and egg

 

hot cross buns.

Our sourdough hot cross buns are back, just in time for Easter! Available in our two signature flavours:

Traditional Hot Cross Buns
Spiced mixed fruit and peel with our Apricot Conserve Glaze

Choc Cross Buns
Spiced chocolate chip with our Plum Conserve Glaze

$24 per box of 12 buns

Thursday 21st and 28th March
Friday 22nd and 29th March

*contains dairy and egg, vegan on request
*may contain traces of tree nuts and soy

 

how
it works.

It’s all about making your meals work smarter, not harder.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, a limited number of freshly baked loaves will be ready for collection 4pm-6pm from need. the bread’s home base in Newtown. 
Place your order below by 8pm Monday and we’ll send you prepayment details to guarantee your loaf. 
 
Please indicate your preferred day for collection, days will be allocated on first ordered first served basis. All orders placed after the 8pm Monday cut-off will be ready for collection the following week. 
 
Collect.
Enjoy (and try not to eat it all at once). 
And repeat.
 
$12 per ~ 750g loaf (baked weight)
22 sandwich slices / 17 toast slices
*may contain traces of tree nuts, soy, dairy, and egg
 
Sign up for a breadscription to set and forget a recurring bread order every 1/2/3/4 week(s). You just have to remember to collect (don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder every Loaf Day)!

If at any time you wish to place your breadscription on hold or if you wish to cancel, please notify us via email.

how
it works.

It’s all about making your meals work smarter, not harder.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, a limited number of freshly baked loaves will be ready for collection 4pm-6pm from need. the bread’s home base in Newtown. 
Place your order below by 8pm Monday and we’ll send you prepayment details to guarantee your loaf. 
 
Please indicate your preferred day for collection, days will be allocated on first ordered first served basis. All orders placed after the 8pm Monday cut-off will be ready for collection the following week. 
 
Collect.
Enjoy (and try not to eat it all at once). 
And repeat.
 
$12 per ~ 750g loaf (baked weight)
22 sandwich slices / 17 toast slices
*may contain traces of tree nuts, soy, dairy, and egg
 
Sign up for a breadscription to set and forget a recurring bread order every 1/2/3/4 week(s). You just have to remember to collect (don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder every Loaf Day)!

If at any time you wish to place your breadscription on hold or if you wish to cancel, please notify us via email.

how
it works.

It’s all about making your meals work smarter, not harder.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, a limited number of freshly baked loaves will be ready for collection 4pm-6pm from need. the bread’s home base in Newtown. 
Place your order below by 8pm Monday and we’ll send you prepayment details to guarantee your loaf. 
 
Please indicate your preferred day for collection, days will be allocated on first ordered first served basis. All orders placed after the 8pm Monday cut-off will be ready for collection the following week. 
 
Collect.
Enjoy (and try not to eat it all at once). 
And repeat.
 
$12 per ~ 750g loaf (baked weight)
22 sandwich slices / 17 toast slices
*may contain traces of tree nuts, soy, dairy, and egg
 
Sign up for a breadscription to set and forget a recurring bread order every 1/2/3/4 week(s). You just have to remember to collect (don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder every Loaf Day)!

If at any time you wish to place your breadscription on hold or if you wish to cancel, please notify us via email.

about need.
the bread

 
We know that the best things in life are even better when shared with family and friends. 
 
Since forever, bread has been the base food item of life, bringing clans and cultures together and providing essential sustenance, as well as the opportunity for communities to connect, contribute and make memories together. 
 
A love of creating something meaningful that brings joy to mealtimes is what inspired Audrey Foy to share her cult status bread with the Geelong community. 
 
Up to now, family and friends have obsessed over Audrey’s signature sourdough.
“As a hobby baker, I have been giving my bread away to family and friends and it gives me great pleasure that they enjoy eating my bread”. 
 
By popular demand, need. the bread is now available to order by the public.
Simply order, collect, and replenish every week, to form a healthy and incredibly tasty base to your weekly meals.

about need.
the bread

 
We know that the best things in life are even better when shared with family and friends. 
 
Since forever, bread has been the base food item of life, bringing clans and cultures together and providing essential sustenance, as well as the opportunity for communities to connect, contribute and make memories together. 
 
A love of creating something meaningful that brings joy to mealtimes is what inspired Audrey Foy to share her cult status bread with the Geelong community. 
 
Up to now, family and friends have obsessed over Audrey’s signature sourdough.
“As a hobby baker, I have been giving my bread away to family and friends and it gives me great pleasure that they enjoy eating my bread”. 
 
By popular demand, need. the bread is now available to order by the public.
Simply order, collect, and replenish every week, to form a healthy and incredibly tasty base to your weekly meals.