I have never been as excited for a doctor’s appointment as I was this morning – her office is in Pasadena, just minutes away from the newly opened…
Great Harvest is a large franchise with bakeries/cafes all over the country. This Pasadena location is the only one within reasonable driving distance from me in Los Angeles. I’ve been hearing about their breads for years on other food blogs, particularly Kath’s (since she is planning on opening one). Expectations were very high – and I’m happy to report that they were met!
The woman who worked at the front couldn’t have been more knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us some samples from the bread bar.
I hadn’t eaten breakfast so I was quite hungry and grateful for the generous portions. Abe and I split the Dakota bread…
…and their bestselling Cinnamon Chip (still warm!)
They have jam and butter out to spread on it, but I just ate them straight up.
Holy Mackerel. So fresh and delicious – some of the best bread I can remember eating in a long time. I was practically bouncing off the walls with anticipation for the sandwiches we ordered. Luckily the place isn’t too big so I settled down quickly and waited.
I ordered a “Mile High Rye Panini” – except there wasn’t rye bread so I chose the 9-grain. This had smoked turkey and roast beef with red onion, romaine, tomato, and roasted garlic/dill spread. I left off the swiss cheese.
Hit. The. Spot.
A bite of Abe’s egg and cheese on Honey Wheat, also terrific:
Our sandwiches came with a little side of pickles and an Andes chocolate mint (how old skool!)
I saved the chocolate for later and got a loaf of 9-grain to go. My friend at the cash register also threw in a free Chocolate Bliss cookie!
Sooooo insanely happy with my first Great Harvest experience – I can’t wait to go back.
And look how perfect they are for the actor’s diet:
Have you been to a Great Harvest before?