Jak’s Bakery is a small, independent family 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 20 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.
Molly Freedman Latinova
I have many years of experience in the service industry, and after serving as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria from 2007-2009, continued in customer service and then as Director of Product for an education technology startup. Now, as co-owner of Jak's Bakery, I am focused on finding ways to help as many people as possible discover and enjoy Jak's amazing pastries.