At Bloomingdale’s lone bakery, owner Sara Fatell supplies sugar addicts with treats often ripped from her grandmother’s recipe book. The former politico dishes out fan favorites, including rugelach (a Jewish cookie with a sweet filling) and chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. Select treats are gluten free or vegan, and Fatell offers custom cake orders (options include Bananas foster and chai latte cake) for special occasions.
|Venue name:||Grassroots Gourmet||Contact:|
104 Rhode Island Ave NW
|Cross street:||at First St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 8am–7pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm|
|Transport:||Rhode Island Metro|
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This bakery was a much-needed addition to the neighborhood of Bloomingdale. You can hop in there for coffee in the morning and buy breads, scones and muffins. The bakery is open, so you can see the work space in back. Grassroots also makes its own marshmallows which are always worth it. This place is great if you need a house or hostess gift to give to someone. Unfortunately, as much as I want to love it, I don’t think the offerings here are so good. I mean, it’s great that they’re homemade fresh every day, and I love supporting an independent bakery, but neither the food nor coffee here is the best ever, with maybe the exception of the marshmallows.