Another random ‘National Day’, April 1 is National Sourdough Bread Day – and that’s no joke! Here’s 5 places where you can find some carby goodness in Knoxville:

Flour Head Bakery

Flour Head is a small locally owned artisan bakery serving Knoxville and the surrounding area, baking with 100% unbleached, unbromated flours from the King Arthur Flour Company. In addition to their Knoxville Sourdough, they make baquettes, Cuban rolls, brioche, everyday loaves, and more. Find their products all across town from their sister restaurant The Tomato Head (downtown and west Knoxville) to Halls Deli in north Knox County.

SoKno Sourdough

Handcrafted, small batch, natural sourdough from this SoKno (South Knoxville) staple. In addition to their sourdough, they have focaccia, English muffins, pizza dough, and more. Pick up at Alliance Brewing Company in SoKno on Wednesdays, or every 1st and 3rd Friday at Crafty Bastard Brewery Downtown.

Old Mill Bread Company

This old-fashioned daytime restaurant is a favorite to those in the know in west Knoxville on Cedar Bluff. Pick up a loaf of bread first – including their Montana Sourdough, they bake Indiana Amish, Onion Dill Rye, Jalapeno Cheddar Honey White, Cinnamon Raisin Walnut, and more. Stick around for lunch: build your own sandwich or pick between other specialty options.

Paysan Bread & Bagels

Paysan has two locations: one in North Knoxville next to Remedy Coffee to grab bread and bagels, and their Sandwich Shop inside Marble City Market downtown. In addition to their country sourdough, you can find a variety of bagels including asiago, cinnamon, sesame, and of course everything. Their rotating sandwich options include po’ boys, meatball subs, Cubans, and more.

A Dopo Sourdough Pizza

A Dopo is a dinner only, wood-fired pizzeria in downtown Knoxville that specializes in sourdough, Neapolitan style pizzas. Their pizzas have a bubbly, charred crust and are minimally topped. Your first decision is picking a base: Pizza Rossa aka red (organic crushed plum tomatoes and sea salt) or Pizza Bianca aka white (mascarpone cheese, local cream, and pecorino romano cheese). From there you’ll have another set of topping choices like 16 month aged prosciutto and arugula. Top with white truffle oil and Castelvetrano olives. A Dopo means “see you later” instead of goodbye, because they know you’ll be back!