What makes this Flour so special? Sticky buns for starters…
Serving Boston residents since 2000 Flour Bakery and Cafe has some of the best pastries, bread, cakes, sandwiches, soups and salads in the city.Â Flour‘s first location was in Boston’s South End but the bakery has expanded to Fort Point Channel (2007), Cambridge (2010) and Back Bay (2013) due to its ever growing popularity.
Pastry Chef and Owner Joanne Chang is well known in the city of Boston. On top of having 4 successful bakeries, in 2007 she and husband Christopher Myers opened Myers + Chang. LocatedÂ in the South End, this funky “indie diner” serves their interpretation ofÂ Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes.
This will be Flour‘s 3rd year participating in the Boston Local Food Festival. This year expect to taste a tomato and goat cheese galette, apple turnovers and iced mulled cider.
The team at Flour make it a point to connect with the local Boston community in many different ways. They are a pick-up location for CSA‘s (community supported agriculture) farms, they teach classes at the Pine Street Inn, as well as sending their staff to represent their bakeries at countless charitable events and volunteering opportunities throughout the city. They also source their ingredients from many local vendors and get daily fresh produce from Specialty Foods in Boston who can be found at the local farmers market every morning. The team at Flour is constantly in contact with local farms to source seasonal crop – right now they are getting their greens from Sparrow Arc Farms.
Chef Joanne Chang and Flour have released two cookbooks (Flour and Flour, too) where you can find many of their signature recipes that you can make right in your own kitchen. One of their most famous recipes is for their sticky buns – Chef Chang even beat Bobby Flay on a Food Network episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay with her recipe!
If you are interested in learning how to make some of Flour‘s most beloved menu items you can sign up for classes on their website. Classes are $75 per class and are held at their Fort Point location. These classes are demonstration only and are taught by their Pastry Chef Sarah Powers.
All locations offer catering and delivery services. I can tell you first hand that if you get catering from Flour you will have one happy office or party! Their attention to detail and quality of product makes them stand out from all of the other catering options that are available in the city.
Flour is so special because not only do they have great, tasty food but a talented team of employees who are passionate about what they do.
Make sure to check out Flour at the Boston Local Food Festival or at any of their four locations throughout the city!
This post was brought to you by Emily Goodman of Simply Gourmet in Southie. Go check her out!