Greg Mindel Provides Croissants to San Francisco with Neighbor
Mindel's new bakery, Neighbor, is currently selling wholesale croissants and other pastries to local coffee shops. "There aren't many great croissants in San Francisco," Mindel told SF Weekly via email, "so I thought I could provide some. Croissants are the world between bread and pastry."
Mindel's decision to start Neighbor derived from his desire to open a brick-and-mortar pastry shop but a lack of startup funds. The idea for the name "Neighbor" derives from Mindel always being "the neighbor who bakes and then drops it off with his friends. Neighbor is something I thought of because food for me is about community, celebration, and sharing." Mindel continues, "Eventually, I really want to be that bakery in a neighborhood making great food, allowing the food and the craft speak for itself."