Sunday, February 23, 2014

Henri's Bakery

Yesterday, I had lunch at one of my favorite places - Henri's Bakery on Irby in Buckhead. This Atlanta tradition has been around since 1929 and has remained a favorite ever since. I just love their sign, placed on the building when they moved from Peachtree to this location in the 60's. 

The building is functional and unassuming, but once you are inside the smells and sights are a delight.

One of their specialities this time of year are the King Cakes that you can order for your Marti Gras party.

Shortbread cookies, always a favorite, are super buttery and just melt in the mouth. 

There are pastries and desserts galore.  The back wall has several counters just chocked full of goodies.

The front wall has an assortment of pre-made sandwiches and salads for a quick lunch.

But I came for my favorite lunch -- a freshly made to order tuna salad sandwich on white bread with mayo and pickle.  Add a few cheese straws instead of chips and you have a perfect lunch. 

And of course, I had to have their lemonade. Better than Chick-Fil-A and that says a lot.

And then, add a few goodies for take home -- perfect Petit Fours.

One of the nicest things about Henri's is that nothing changes -- they have maintained the same standards and quality since they opened. It is reassuring to know when you order your sandwich, it will taste exactly like the first one you had there.

Give them a try if you have never been, but don't complain to me if you come home with a box of two of goodies -- you won't be able to resist.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you had a good time with N. The sweets there look devine. I'm glad they kept the sign because it adds to the historic ambiance. That style is very 1930-1940s era like the sign over the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Henri's is definitely a hidden gem in Atlanta.