Gateway Market is proud to be the home of South Union Bakery, Iowa’s first (and most beloved) artisan bakery. From a diverse lineup of breads to pastries and desserts, all our bakery products are made from fresh, all-natural ingredients. Bakery favorites include cinnamon rolls, croissants, muffins and a South Union staple – George Formaro’s famous garlic focaccia.

Meet the Experts

Melissa Dehut

Melissa Dehut

Bakery Manager

Phone: 515-422-5110


When did you start at Gateway Market?
September 2013

What are your hobbies?
Cooking, reading, family activities.

Why do you recommend people shop local?
To support our neighbors, buy fresher ingredients.

What’s your go-to favorite baked good?
Flourless Chocolate Torte—everyone loves chocolate and that’s just like a little slice of heaven.

What is one piece of advice you have for someone who is bringing a baked item to an event or get-together?
Make sure there is enough for everyone—whether it’s bread or dessert, everyone wants the bakery items. Know the venue and event: It won’t be very good if you go to an event in the summer and they have everything outside and you bring cupcakes…Our frosting is homemade buttercream and would melt in that hot Iowa sun.