Jak’s Bakery is a small, independent bakery focusing on unique, handmade pastries using traditional Bulgarian techniques, recipes and ingredients, but with modern twists and tastes. Founded in 2019, Jak’s Bakery is the U.S. iteration of the life’s work of Zhelyazko (Jak) Latinov, who has owned and managed a bakery in his native Bulgaria for more than 18 years. Since moving to Pittsburgh, Jak has been practicing traditional artisan techniques for pulling and throwing handmade phyllo dough, braiding Easter breads and crafting delicacies while developing a following through special events and pop-ups. Our commitment to tradition, technique and quality as well as continuous development of new creations to appeal to Pittsburgh’s appetite for unique and delicious foodie experiences keep our customers coming back week after week.
I am a baker specializing in traditional Bulgarian breads and pastries.
With over 20 years of experience designing unique creations for celebrations and perfecting the tastes of artisan specialties like Banitsa and Kozunak, my passion is creating delicious baked goods for every occasion.