Saturday, October 11, 2008

H+F Bread Co., a first taste

Yesterday, Yenta Girl, Tony, and I decided to give Metro Fresh a rest and headed over to H&F Bread Co. to try it out.

The first thing that hit me when we walked into H&F Bread Co. is the smell; the warm scent of baking breads that makes me want to break out a cot and make myself at home there forever.

I'll take a loaf of bread to gnaw on during the car ride back to work

I had been told of how bare bones it was in there but I was surprised by how cute it ended up being. (Perhaps they spruced it up some since B. got me all those wonderful pastries for me on my birthday?)

Each weekday, H&F Bread Co. cooks up one soup and two sandwiches. Yesterday, they had two soups, chicken noodle and gumbo, and two sandwiches, a roasted veggie and goat cheese pita and a ham baguette.

Gumbo & Veggie Sammy that the gentleman ahead of me ordered

My veggie pita and ginger scone

Yenta Girl's Chicken noodle soup and chocolate croissant

Tony's ham baguette and ginger scone

Pecan cookies that we all shared

I think I can speak for the three of us when I say that we really enjoyed our lunches. All the breads were all delicious and soy free. (Since many breads are made with soy, this is important to note for those with a soy allergy.) The ginger scone was buttery and flaky, with little bits of crystallized ginger.

In addition to their breads, pastries and lunch items, H&F Bread Co. sells jams, olive oil, canned Italian tuna, and other such items.

My only gripe would be with the prices, as it is a tad expensive for a grab and go spot. My sandwich, scone, and diet coke totaled up to about $14 - ouch! But, I can only imagine how H&F feels the pinch on the other side.

As we left, I picked up a menu and found out about their Entertaining Menu, which includes the H&F Burger Kit. For $35, you get 1 lb. of Will Harris' White Oak Pasture Ground Beef, 4 brioche buns, half pint each of ketchup, yellow mustard, bread and butter pickles, 1 pint of caramelized onions, and a 1/4 lb. of cheddar cheese. All this and you don't have to wait until 10pm to eat wait one of their fabulous burgers.

I'm looking forward to trying some of their other soups (like the White Bean soup they serve on Tuesdays!) and picking up a loaf of bread to enjoy at home.

H&F Bread Co.
2255 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


agnes said...

mm.... I feel hungry after reading this post. lol

Lady Rogue, of said...

burger kit ... that's a fabulous idea!