In 1980 Anna Pump opened the Loaves & Fishes Food Store and since then the store has served fine prepared foods for takeaway to Sagaponack, East Hampton, and its extended Hamptons community. 

Sagaponack, itself, in its native Shinnecock Indian dialect means “land of the big ground nuts” or in modern-day English, “potatoes.” The connection is important to the history of Loaves & Fishes: the potato farms and terroir of Eastern Long Island are a near perfect match to Anna’s original home of Tarp, Germany.  

The Loaves & Fishes Foodstore remains a homegrown business to this day: in the kitchen you will find Anna’s daughter Sybille, alongside her own children, Stefan and Karina.  As the family has grown, so too have the family’s businesses and culinary repertoire, with the addition of the Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant in 1994 and the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in 2003.