Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are California Lavash and Atoria’s Family Bakery the same company?Yes. California Lavash has officially become Atoria’s Family Bakery, which we named after our Grandmother, Atoria. Our flatbreads have always been the bread of Atoria’s home and her youth - the bread of our family, celebrations and happy memories.
Q: What allergens do your flatbreads contain?Thanks for checking! Only major allergen is wheat. We're proud to say that our facility does not process any tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, fish, or soy. All allergen info can be found on the back of each product’s package.
Q: What’s the best way to store your bread?We suggest freezing our flatbreads to extend their shelf life without affecting the taste or texture. Because we use no artificial preservatives or additives, it’s best to use or freeze by the date on the package. We find that our flatbread tastes best if you use it within 6 months of freezing and within 5 days once you’ve thawed it out.
Q: What type of flour does Atoria’s Family Bakery use?All our retail items use Non-GMO Project Verified and untreated flour, which means it’s unbleached, unenriched, unbromated.
Q: I thought lavash was a cracker?Lavash flatbread makes an excellent cracker when it’s baked. Here’s one of our favorite cracker recipes.
Q: What is the best way to make a wrap?Glad you asked! We recommend placing all the fillings on the half closest to you, placing a "sealer" spread (hummus, cream cheese, mayo, etc.) on the last half farthest from you, and then rolling it up tightly. Check out our Wrap Like a Pro overview for more tips here. Plus we’ve got a ton of great recipes here. Have fun exploring!
Q: Are the plastic bread bags recyclable?The bread bags are #7 recyclable (mixed plastic). While most curbside programs don’t accept these, you can recycle them at most grocery stores or reuse them around your house (they make great sandwich bags!). We chose these bags because of their barrier properties that keep the bread fresher longer and reduce food waste without sacrificing our clean, pronounceable, and short ingredient deck.
And, to be honest, we’re not super thrilled about the lack of easy recyclability and we are continually looking for ways to evolve our packaging.
Q: What’s the difference between Lavash and flour tortillas?We love tortillas, but we are partial to our lavash because it’s so versatile and healthy! Lavash is a fully baked flatbread that is usually lower in sodium, less doughy and chewy, and generally contains less oil. Lavash's rectangular shape makes it easier to fit in lots of good stuff inside when you’re making wraps.
Q: I made an awesome recipe that I would like to share. Who can I send it to?Yum! Just send the recipe (and a photo if you have it) to: email@example.com. We’d also love for you to share your masterpiece on any of our social media sites!
Q: How can I soften brittle Lavash?Lavash can dry out over time as it loses moisture. One simple fix is to sprinkle water (either with a spray bottle or by wetting your fingers and shaking over the bread). We also recommend storing lavash in the freezer to help lock in the moisture.
Q: Do you have gluten-free Lavash?Not yet, but keep checking back.
Q: Does the sea salt you use contain iodine?Here at Atoria’s Family Bakery, we use all natural ingredients. The sea salt we use does not have any iodine added to it whatsoever, though it does naturally contain traces. This is below the amount of iodine required to be nutritionally significant and is far less than your daily requirement.
Q: Do you make Kosher products?All of the products in our retail line are certified Kosher by the OU.
Q: What does Certified Vegan mean?It means that we do not use any dairy or meat in our products, and we have gone through a certification process that affirms that we do not use any animal products or test on animals.
Q: Which of your products are vegan?
Our entire facility is vegan, and all of our products are Certified Vegan.
Q: What are GMOs?GMO is short for Genetically Modified Organism. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods, which means some ingredients in a food have been genetically altered (to increase resistance to pests, for instance).
Q: What does the Non-GMO Project Verified symbol mean?
This is an independent organization that verifies whether a company’s products are free of GMOs. We’re proud that at Atoria's Family Bakery, ALL of the products in our retail line are Non-GMO Project Verified.
Q: What can I do if Atoria’s Family Bakery is not yet sold in my area? Can I order bread directly from you?Yes, please visit our online store. We ship bread on Mondays and Tuesdays to ensure you receive the freshest bread possible.
Q: How can I find out if Atoria’s Family Bakery Flatbreads are sold in my area? Can I buy them online?
Q: How do I open a wholesale account?
Q: Where else can I connect with Atoria’s Family Bakery?