Through opening his very own bakery, Uncle (Sam) Chuang hopes to bring affordable and delicious products that he and his family personally loves.
During his daughter’s freshman year at UCR, she went on an adventure to get a cake for a friend. While picking her up from school, she told her dad that she went to several places to purchase a cake for a friend’s birthday, but ended up at a local grocery store with one that was too sweet.
After weeks of research and consulting with his friends, Mr. Chuang decided that he wanted to open the first Asian bakery in Riverside. Growing up in Taiwan, he always loved eating the fresh pastries and dishes in the local street markets. He wanted to bring this to California and share the taste of his childhood with those around him and his family. To make his dream happen, he invested all his energy and resources into creating and establishing his bakery.
On December 8 of 2013, the first Uncle Chuang’s Bakery opened in the Riverside University Village. With the help of his daughter, they ran the bakery together and even opened another one in Garden Grove on September 10 of 2014.
To give back to the local communities and make sure that everyone can easily access fresh food on any given day, Uncle Chuang also hopes to keep the prices as low as possible.
To this day, Chuang and his daughter bring together Taiwanese and American culture together by creating products that can satisfy the hunger of everyone – no matter the culture, status, or age.