It's Harvest Time
Nov 04, 2016 10:30AM
● By Ashley Pape
Fresh, scratch-made bread is indeed the bread and butter at Great Harvest Bread Co. But the rustic-chic eatery nestled inside Carroll Pointe aims to be more than a spot to grab a loaf and go; it wants to be your new favorite eatery. Considering that Southlake’s Great Harvest has a five-star rating, more than 1,500 likes and over 350 check-ins on Facebook as of press time, the bakery is certainly on the right track.
Founders Bob and Colleen Gothman got inspiration from their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, who strived to feed their families top-quality, nourishing meals. At Great Harvest, this commitment lives on. Customers can expect pure, wholesome food without additives—from the breads to the grain bowls, salads, soups, scones and cookies.
You know the bread is fresh when wheat from family-owned Montana farms is milled onsite. And because the bakery is generous with samples, you can get a taste before deciding on a favorite. With options such as sourdough, cinnamon chip and cheddar garlic, there’s a bread to suit every taste bud.
On our lunch visit, the friendly baker behind the counter offered a slice of the honey whole-wheat while we contemplated the menu. The bread was soft and subtly sweet, made even better with a smear of butter from a little jar on the counter. Our party ordered two sandwiches, though hot paninis and wraps are also on the menu. The Turkey and Swiss on sourdough was an elevated version of what we could make at home and certainly far from ho-hum, but we wish it was served with something more than a pickle spear. A sandwich that’s nearly $10 is hard to swallow; add in a side and a drink and you have a fairly pricey lunch.
But still, we’ll return to Great Harvest. The bistro is perfect for a light breakfast, lunch or dinner, with plenty of enticing options on the menu that extend beyond bread. And what’s a bakery without a great cup of coffee? Great Harvest serves craft Avoca Roasters coffee that wakes you up and satisfies your java craving. Not only that, but customers also have the choice of espresso, tea, craft beers and wine. If you’re in need of a quick gift (sending a care package to your college student, perhaps?), Great Harvest offers baskets filled with handmade bread and treats. What more could you want from your local neighborhood bakery?
If you ask us, bread is never a bad idea. Great Harvest bakes up some of the best around, including a variety of crave-worthy baked goods. Store-bought loaves and treats don’t stand a chance against this level of freshness.