Checking out the newly opened Great Harvest Bakery in Pasadena, California.
I’ve never been as excited for a doctor’s appointment as I am this morning. Her office is in Pasadena, just minutes away from the newly opened Great Harvest Bakery!
I’ve only heard about this bakery chain via Kath Eats Real Food (since she is planning on opening one). Expectations are very high – and I’m happy to report that they are met!
The woman who works at the front couldn’t have been more knowledgeable and friendly. She gives us some samples from the bread bar.
I hadn’t eaten breakfast so I am 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 eat them straight up.
Holy Mackerel. So fresh and delicious – some of the best bread I can remember eating in a long time. I am practically bouncing off the walls with anticipation for the sandwiches we order. Luckily the place isn’t too big so I settle down quickly and wait.
I order a “Mile High Rye Panini” – except there isn’t rye bread so I choose the 9-grain. This has smoked turkey and roast beef with red onion, romaine, tomato, and roasted garlic/dill spread. I leave off the swiss cheese.
Hit. The. Spot.
A bite of Abe’s egg and cheese on Honey Wheat, also terrific.
Our sandwiches come with a little side of pickles and an Andes chocolate mint – how old skool!
I save the chocolate for later and get a loaf of 9-grain to go. My friend at the cash register also throws in a free Chocolate Bliss cookie!
So 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?