I first read about Bread Furst while I was searching online for bakeries in the D.C. area. After I read that Mark Furstenberg of Bread Furst was awarded best baker by James Beard Foundation, I decided to give the bakery a try. Most of the breads they offered on a Sunday we visited contained wheat with the exception of the corn rye. Their baked goods that we tried had good texture but lacked the buttery taste that we prefer. The setup of the place was awkward. It had two different stations, one for pastries and the other for breads, pastries and cakes. You were handed your goodies from the bread station and walked to the other station to pay. You then had to tell the staff what you had in each bag! I am sure there are some people who simply walk without paying or lie about what is in the bag.

Ham & Cheese Croissant
It was good but it reminded me more of a ham and cheese croissant sandwich and it was a little small for the $5 price tag. I thought it had too much ham and not enough cheese. Nothing like my favorite one from Tartine in SF.

Not enough butter to win our hearts.

Pain au Chocolat
It had enough dark chocolate but again lacked the butteriness we like.

This was pretty good. Nice texture and flavor.

Kouign Amann
I don’t remember much about it so it probably was unremarkable.

Corn rye
This bread had a great texture and it tasted pretty good but I wish they had a version without the corn for health reasons.