HAPPY SPARROW IS NOW IN LAKE OSWEGO Y'ALL!
What is a kolache?
A KOLACHE IS FUN IN A BUN!
A soft sweet yeasty dough stuffed with a variety of savory or sweet fillings then baked to a nice golden beautiful bun! We choose the best ingredients and are proud of supporting our local favorites. Our kolaches are inspired by our Texas roots and are mainly savory but we do put lots of love into the sweet ones as well!
KOLACHE HISTORY 101
Pronounced "kO-lAH-chee" by Texans. These special little buns were first introduced to Texas by Czech immigrants who settled in the Lone Star State as far back as the 1800s. The original kolaches were traditionally sweet and open faced, with fillings such as poppyseed, apricot and prune. BUT over time, with influences from different cultures that also made Texas their home, the savory varieties that inspired our Happy Sparrow kolaches was born! It is our honor to share the history of the kolache and pay special homage to its Czech roots. It isn't often that you get to learn something new about a food you have always loved! We always thought they were an American treat that was found all across the nation. Little did we know just how truly special and exclusive they were. Only those parts of the country that were touched by the Czech heritage were lucky enough to know about this wonderful little bun! We're so glad the Czech families chose to settle and make their home where our families chose to call home as well! Yum! Kolaches!
Our Artisan Kolaches
We take great pride in the love & dedication that goes into each one of our kolaches. We always start from scratch using wholesome local and whenever possible organic ingredients. Baking in small batches helps us focus on quality versus quantity, allowing us to give loving care to each and every single kolache... making them the happy-est kolaches around! We love them and hope you do too!
The Happy Sparrows
Greetings y'all! First off, we would like to thank you for visiting our website and for giving us the opportunity to share a little of ourselves. Our story is one based on two adventure seekers who, with open hearts, hopeful dreams, a lot of love for nature, people and good food and a deep reliance on God's love jumped in heart first to create something based on community and wholesome goodness. Our vision was to create a space for love to prosper. A place where friends and family could gather and connect and share life.
We came up by way of Texas, growing up in Houston and spent nearly 11 years in Austin. As life happens, we began to feel a tug for growth & change, leading us to take a step of faith towards the great PNW to Austin's sister city, Portland! We fell in love with Portland instantly and five weeks after our first visit we packed up our truck and started our migration up north. We feel blessed to be able to experience all the treasures of this beautiful place & strive to share the love & joy of what makes life truly happy...one smile & warm kolache at a time!