Our Story

All Killer, No Filler

We started out as the favorite organic bread at our local Farmers Market in Portland, OR. Less than a decade later, we're the #1 best-selling organic bread in the country* – and we're marching toward national availability. Our mission has always been to make the best bread out there. Period. We are the first to deliver a complete line of organic, Non-GMO Project Verified breads. We're "All Killer, No Filler." Always.

Killer Taste and Texture–Power Packed with Nutrition

How'd we do it? Simple. We took risks no one else would and reimagined what bread could be. We hand-wrap our breads all the way around with seeds and grains instead of just dusting them with seed "toppings." Dave's Killer Bread is seeded all the way around and through with flax, sesame and sunflower seeds (among many others). Don't be surprised to find ingredients like amaranth, barley, spelt, blue cornmeal and pumpkin seeds. The result is bread that is power-packed with Omega-3s, fiber, protein and whole grains. An average slice has six grams of protein, as much as a large egg. Our Thin-Sliced varieties are loaded with all the nutrition of our regular deli slices, with half the calories.

Here's more proof: We don't use just any old non-GMO organic wheat. It's gotta be non-GMO organic wheat from Montana, the best place in the world to grow high-protein wheat.

Committed to Lasting Change

Our core values are courage, tenacity, humanity, partnership and advocacy. We see the good in everyone, and believe we are all capable of making a contribution. We are committed to creating lasting change, not just for the bread industry and for our community, but especially for our employees. One in three of us is a convicted felon. Through our partner enrichment program, we're helping our employees build hard and soft skills to enhance their lives after incarceration. If you'd like to learn more, we'd be happy to have you speak with one of our incredible partners who have created a new life at Dave's Killer Bread. Get ready to be inspired.

Dave's Story

Born into a family bakery, Dave Dahl grew up watching his father work hard to create innovative and healthy breads. Resentful and unappreciative of his father’s accomplishments, he turned to the dangerous life of drugs and crime. He was arrested for numerous violations including drug possession and distribution, burglary, assault, and armed robbery, eventually landing him in state prison for a total of 15 years. During his last sentence, he realized that his path was one of destruction. With a newfound desire to make a positive impact in the world, Dave returned to the family business.

Upon his return to the family bakery, Dave was determined to prove his worth and be a part of the company that his family had built. He worked tirelessly to develop the highest quality, best tasting breads imaginable using only the finest ingredients. Once the public got their first taste of “Dave’s Killer Bread” in 2005, it became an instant success. Since then, the company has grown from 30 employees to nearly 300 (one third of which are ex-cons), and has received multiple awards recognizing the positive contributions it has made to the community. Now a successful baker, Dave has never forgotten the path that led him to where he is today, and is continually working to help inspire others with his story of transformation.