Editor’s Note: This is part of The Know’s new series, Staff Favorites. Each week we’ll offer our opinions on the best Colorado has to offer for dining, shopping, entertainment, the outdoors and more. (We’ll also reveal some hidden gems to you). Find our past staff favorites here.
Some turn to yoga; others outside.
I turn to carbohydrates. (Do not judge me.)
In this last year of isolation, without the opportunity to visit my happy place (a beach) or my east coast family, there are times I admit I have been a mess. (Yes, I know I’m in good company.)
And then someone holds out their hand with a surprising surprise of carbolic kindness: a homemade coffee cake (thank you, neighbor); one or two chocolate croissants (thanks, BFF); and – oh, oh, Oh – these babka chocolate iced love buns delivered to my door (thanks, book club buddy!).
What better way to say “I care?” (OK, maybe a good bottle of wine would work too.)
So, at the risk of you buying them all before I arrive, may I recommend the breads and pastries from Grateful Bread Co. in Golden. And especially the chocolate babka breads and rolls. These are dense, mushy braids and just sweet enough, each bite is guaranteed to shower your lonely palate with joy.
A sincere and sincere food cravings breaker. (Did I go too far? Pish.)
Runner-up: Chocolate croissants at Delices de Paris, a small family-run French bakery on South Holly Street in Denver. If you can wait that long, toss them in a toaster oven for a few minutes when you get home to get that melt-in-the-dark chocolate. Its good!
Grateful Bread Co., 425 Violet Street, Golden; 303-681-5406. Open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Pre-orders Friday to Monday for pickup on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Les Délices de Paris, 600 S. Holly St., Denver; 303-320-7596. Open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. les-delices-de-paris.edan.io
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