About a year ago, Andro Dokhoian and his wife Nataliya opened a tiny bakery on State Road in Parma’s Ukrainian Village.
Kolos already smells like a nice bakery. It specializes in bread — white, wheat, various kinds of rye and sweet egg bread with raisins.
Dokhoian said his bread contains few ingredients. There are no shortenings, oleos or dough conditioners.
“There is nothing artificial in our bread,” Dokhoian said. “It’s baked the way my grandfather used to bake it. At that time, bakeries didn’t use any chemicals.
“If you go to a regular store and grab a loaf of bread from the shelf, read the ingredients,” Dokhoian said. “You will find there are at least 20 ingredients in the bread.”
Kolos also carries nut, poppy-seed, cinnamon, sweet-butter and plumb rolls, along with apple strudels, turnovers and 35 different types of cakes.
In addition, Kolos sells miniature pizzas. Dokhoian makes his own cheese for his cheese Danishes.
Kolos adds one or two products every month, based on customer demand, and the bakery takes special orders.
“Because we are a small bakery, we are very flexible,” Dokhoian said.
Kolos Bakery is located at 5346 State Rd in Parma’s Ukrainian Village.