Kuluntu Bakery in the News


  • 2023 Best of Big D for Best Bread Class – D Magazine, August 2023
  • 2023 James Beard Nominee for Outstanding Bakery
  • Silver Award: Best Bakery – Dallas Morning News, November 2021
  • Nominated for Best Pastry Chef – CultureMap Dallas, August 2021
  • 2019 Best of Big D for Best Bread Delivery – D Home, October 2019
  • 2019 Best of Big D for Best Bread Delivery – D Magazine, August 2019

Media Mentions

For press inquiries, please email kuluntu@kuluntubakery.org. Names are important, and we ask that you spell our name correctly: Kuluntu Bakery (pronounced “koo-loon-too”), Stephanie Leichtle-Chalklen (pronounced “likely-chalk-lin”). Thank you!


15 Essential Dallas Bakeries

Eater Dallas, April 14, 2023


The Best Bread in Every State

Food & Wine, January 25, 2022

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How sweet it is: The votes are in for best desserts

Dallas Morning News, November 17, 2021

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10 best pastry chefs in Dallas for 2021 have us sweet on dessert

CultureMap Dallas, August 10, 2021

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Up Your Culinary Game With These Locally Made Virtual Classes

D Magazine, February 25, 2021


Weekend Finds

CN Traveler, February 2, 2020


Where to Get Sweet Treats in Dallas for the Holidays

D Magazine, December 15, 2020

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Home for the Holidays House Engineering Competition

Fox 4 News, December 5, 2020


Don't Be a Hero, Leave Dessert to the Pros this Thanksgiving

D Magazine, November 18, 2020

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Think outside the bag

Dallas Morning News, October 30, 2020


Not trick-or-treating? 8 great kids/ Halloween activities in North Texas

Dallas Morning News, October 23, 2020


Make ramen, pizza, sushi and sourdough with fun meal kits from Dallas restaurants

Dallas Morning News, May 1, 2020

Cherry-Rooibos-Cocoa Nib Sourdough

Baking Bread? Two Oak Cliff pros share their expertise

Oak Cliff Advocate, May 1, 2020


Dallas Nonprofit Offers Financial Coaching and Advice

NBC DFW, April 20, 2020

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Virtual Dallas Food Classes to Ease Our Collective Confinement

D Magazine, April 2, 2020


North Oak Cliff's Kuluntu Bakery Gives Those in Need Their Daily Bread

D Magazine, March 20, 2020

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How to Stock Your Pantry with Local, Dallas Goods

D Magazine, March 20, 2020


10 Low-Key Valentine's Day Dinner Options in Dallas

D Magazine, February 12, 2020


Meet Stephanie Leichtle-Chalklen of Kuluntu Bakery in Oak Cliff near Bishop Arts District

Voyage Dallas, December 17, 2019


Stephanie Leichtle-Chalklen: Kuluntu Bakery

Dallas Doing Good, November 27, 2019


Dallas Couple Teaches History, Fosters Community with South African Supper Clubs

Dallas Observer, September 10, 2019


Kuluntu Bakery Coming to Fair & Square on September 14

Fair & Square Imports Blog, September 5, 2019


Oak Cliff bakery takes Dallas' sourdough bread game to new heights

CultureMap Dallas, August 26, 2019

This Weekend: Dumplings and Beer, a Pan-African Food Festival and a Chocolate-Themed Dinner

Dallas Observer, August 14, 2019

Best of Big D 2019, Services

D Magazine, published in the August 2019 issue

These Dallas Bakers Are Turning Bread Into Art

D Magazine, published in the March 2019 issue