We Place Importance on Family

Highland Baking, at its core, is a family business. Now in its 2nd generation, from a 5th generation baking family, the philosophy has continued of strengthening and building lasting relationships. There are no hidden investors making decisions based on short term profits. Instead, Highland prioritizes long-term relationships with customers and employees in order to maximize the long-term health and stability of the business for everyone.

Our Services


Whether it’s commercialization or reformulation we pride ourselves in our product development skills...

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Highland Baking Co. collaborates with you and your distributor to make delivery of your products easy...

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Research & Development

Whether it’s developing new signature products for your brand or product formulation matching, our agile...

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Culinary Marketing & Trends

Our culinary team combines tried and true research methods along with strategic food immersions to provide “real time” market insights for your brand....

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Ideation & Innovation

We provide full-service facilitation and ideation services for customers at our Innovation Center or on-site at your venue of choice. Using various tried-and-true...

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With years of industry experience working alongside a variety of unique customers, we have successfully overcome many challenges...

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Quality breads, a family tradition since 1984

From the beginning, we promised never to compromise our high-quality techniques or our unmatched customer service, for any reason. Growth and expansion of our product line has not impinged on that promise. As a family-run operation, we control how we invest in people and equipment, and maintaining our legacy and reputation continue to drive those decisions. We are committed to service with quick response times, flexibility, and understanding the needs of the current market. Our customers turn to us when they need new ideas, new products, and a partner they can trust. When you work with us, you work with the proud owners and team members of a business built on relationships and a spirit of partnership.

Bread is our passion.

We bake, fresh freeze and ship hundreds of different bread products like Hamburger Buns, Pan Breads, Subs, Table Breads and Dinner Rolls. Whether you’re looking for rolls to accompany a meal or buns for building the perfect sandwich, we can help you find the right bread solutions for all of your needs.

Service is our specialty.

Our highly involved level of service goes back to the idea that as a customer, you’re part of our family. For family, we go above and beyond. We get to know your business and your needs, enabling us to bring you ideas and recommendations specific to you. We make the process as smooth and easy as possible.

Culinary Innovation Center

Our Culinary Innovation Center is located within our headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Here, our team of chefs and designers work together to generate comprehensive, state of the art marketing materials, menus, Ideations, and work closely with sales, QA, and our customers to represent and showcase our products in the best possible way. Whether you need testing, builds for new products, or marketing services for your promotions, we customize our services to meet and exceed your expectations.

Our Key Product Lines

AllHamburger BunsPretzelCiabattaSubs Hoagies & Hot Dog BunsPan BreadsSpecialty ItemsDinner Rolls & SlidersPull-A-Part Rolls & Buns

Hamburger Buns

Our variety of buns feature formats that will satisfy your sandwich and burger needs.

Pretzel Buns

Our wide assortment of pretzel bread feature formats including breadsticks, hot dog and hamburger buns as well as dinner rolls.


Our Ciabatta bread comes in several different formats, from dinner rolls to a full-size bun that is ready to hold your proteins.

Subs, Hoagies & Hot Dog Buns

We have an extensive assortment of sub rolls, hoagies and hot dog buns. From white, wheat and rye, to seeded, cheesy or grain topped.

Pan Breads

A nostalgic favorite and a good old-fashion sliced pan bread, we have a wide selection of loaves that will satisfy all your sliced bread needs.

Specialty Sandwich Rolls

Our specialty sandwich rolls include items like our stamped knot bun, focaccia, telera, seeded, and cheese topped rolls.

Dinner Rolls & Sliders

All of our dinner rolls and sliders will provide you with unique and classic flavor profiles that will match your personal menu.


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Contact Us


    Have questions about the bakery or would like to request samples? Use the form or click on the email link below to reach out to us.


    2301 Shermer Road Northbrook, IL 60062


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