Discovering Akron: The Blue Door

I thankfully visited The Blue Door a mere couple of weeks before I decided to go wheat-free as part of an elimination diet-thing.

If you want savory, you will adore this place.

First, I want to applaud and brag on The Blue Door for using so many local ingredients and suppliers! (You can find that info here.)

Second, I want to assure you all the local and fresh ingredients pay off in the best way.

When BW and I stepped inside, there were a few people in front of us in the line.

Problem: we were already hungry, because it was close to lunch time and this was our first meal of the day.

Solution: Bakery counter!

We got a ham&cheese croissant. Immediately after grabbing this, we were seated.

Win-win!

Guess what items on the menu looked the best to us? The Croissant Monsieur (ham, cheese, add an egg, side of fancy sauce I can’t remember the French name for) and the Monte Cristo (Challah French toast, turkey, ham, cheese).

Anyone catch the common theme here?

Every bite was heaven, although I will add the disclaimer that I was starving. Still though. Mmmmmmm.

A little history on The Blue Door: They started as The Golden Goose, when the GG owner’s son decided to shake things up. He sourced ingredients from area farmers and suppliers — although one is as far away as Wisconsin (bacon) — and committed to baking and making quality food stuffs. In the owner’s words, “We pride ourselves on using local and “healthy” ingredients, having a symbiotic relationship between the bakery and the café, and having a seasonal menu that changes specials frequently.”

They also are constantly working to give the café a European feel, as well. An exciting thing for Akron, and a trend of diversity I would love to see continue — or at least discover more of!

I was full and happy the rest of the day. Not sure of their gluten-free or wheat-free friendliness, as I wasn’t looking for it, but they do have bacon & eggs if nothing else.

Alright Akron, I guess you’re not all bad.

But you haven’t won me over yet.

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  1. Pingback: Reasons why Akron isn’t all that bad (OK fine — it might even be good) | Belle of the Rust Belt

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