We escaped the snow and are spending time in Florida. Today, we headed off for Honeymoon Island State Park, but first we drove on to Tarpon Springs and went to the National Bakery (established 1925), where my husband’s family always stopped when he was a boy. We came away with a bag of large, twisted Koulourakia (my husband’s favorite), a bag of large anise biscotti (my favorite), and a wonderful loaf of white bread, baked as a boule, which the man at the counter put into a brown paper bag. It has the crisp crust and the wonderful open crumb interior, and we ate at least a quarter of the loaf at dinner, swooning with every bite. We hope to get back to the National Bakery at least once more before we head home. Prices are reasonable–I paid $12 for the cookies and bread. It’s cash only, no credit cards.
This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by BakerAunt.
Will have to remember your post when we get to Florida this winter. We’ve been to Tarpon Springs a few times and on one occasion had dinner at one of their “must go to” restaurants. We had the flaming Saganaki cheese and shouted “Opa” with the rest of the restaurant. They have some great little shops too.