62 State Street, Northampton, MA
The flag outside Northampton's Hungry Ghost Bread boldly proclaimed, "Yes," which meant not only that the store was open but that the bread was ready. When I stepped inside from the coolness of an October morn, the warmth from the wood-fired oven immediately fogged my camera lens, and the aroma of fresh-baked bread was overpowering. It's easy to understand why the organic artisan sourdough breads baked here sometimes sell as fast as they come out of the oven!
Check Hungry Ghost's bread schedule to see which bread varieties they're baking on the day of your visit to Northampton, and call ahead to reserve your loaves if you want to be sure to avoid disappointment.